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For The Love of the Family Doula Services & BCLS Training

The Gift of Gentle Massage for Your Newborn

Baby Eva

Touch is one of the most important gifts and healing remedies we can give or receive.

Birth is a chance for two human beings to begin a closeness that will last a lifetime.  A special way to show your baby that he or she is loved, safe and understood is by massage.  Massage can lay the foundation for a lifetime of self esteem and good communication between the two of you.


Newborn Massage Session Includes:
  • Benefits of massage
  • When not to massage
  • Getting Started
  • Crying and ways to calm baby
  • Instruction on massage strokes
  • Adjustments for an older baby
  • Lending library also available

Benifits of Massage:
  • Feedings are digested better, which may help baby gain weight easier and grow at a faster pace
  • Stimulating the nervous system through the skin may help build muscle tone, coordination and brain functioning
  • Baby receives special attention from you, which helps you grow closer to each other
  • Circulation is improved, which may speed healing of birth-related trauma
  • Massage has a calming effect which leads to deeper, more restful sleep
  • The immune system is stimulated through the skin by atleast five minutes of rubbing daily
  • Aids in joint movement which helps with crawling, standing and walking
  • Cleanses the lymphatic system which helps the infant to stay healthier
  • Relief of congestion