Attachment, Bonding & Baby Massage

As a children’s physiotherapist people tend to think the reason I teach baby massage is to help babies who have problems with their muscles and joints.  It is true that I do use some of my skills learnt through baby massage training when working with children with physical problems, but baby massage goes much further than the direct physical benefits of the strokes.

I first experienced the power of ‘positive touch’ when working on a neonatal unit (intensive and special care baby units).  The experience of having a baby born too sick, too small or too early places both physical and emotional barriers in the way of parents and baby touch.  Parents can be fearful and anxious of touching and approaching their baby, which can give them the sense of helplessness and being unable to offer their baby what they need. […]

By |November 5th, 2015|baby massage, Blog Post|0 Comments