Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents

Vimala McClure

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd

Published: 01-04-2021



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Master the ancient art of baby massage in this warm and accessible guide to a practice that has soothed and calmed babies for hundreds of years. In this new cover edition of Infant Massage, you’ll discover the latest scientific research that confirms what parents have known for generations: massage benefits children – easing discomfort, releasing tension, helping premature infants gain weight, even helping asthmatic children improve breathing function. Follow each step of the massage process with simple instructions and delightful photographs demonstrating each stroke. This supportive guide includes: – Helpful hints on dealing with crying and fussing – Lullabies, rhymes and games, to enhance the massage experience – Modified techniques for premature infants and babies with special needs – A special chapter dedicated to fathers – Compassionate advice for foster and adoptive parents Written by the person credited with bringing baby massage to the West, this is the original and best guide to a practice that contributes to baby wellbeing and deepens the parent-child bond.

Additional information

Dimensions 153 × 234 mm
Page Count 384