ABOUT THIS MODALITY
Infant massage is a parent tradition within many ancient cultures that has been re-discovered and adapted for parents and babies around the world. Research conducted through the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine confirms the importance of a secure environment and nurturing touch in the healthy growth, development and maturation of children.
Benefits of Infant Massage for Infants:
Improved Sleep Patterns
Reduction of Stress
Enhanced Motor Development
Improved Interaction in Family
Help for Depressed Babies and Mothers
Increased Weight Gain for Premature Babies
Helpful for Cocaine Exposed Babies
Benefits of Infant Massage for Parents:
Caregivers report feeling more comfortable and confident in their ability to care for baby.
Parents learn to understand and respond to baby's cues.
Parents learn techniques to comfort, calm, and soothe their babies.
Provides an additional avenue for close and nurturing contact.
Infant massage is one of the most natural and pleasant methods of providing this important early nurturing and an amazing tool for helping parents become closer to their babies.
Tribe practitioners offer a wide range of expertise. Click on the practitioners' names to view sub-specialties offered in their practices.
FIND A PRACTITIONER
COLLEEN FRAYN, RN, BS; HTCP
Rebirthing, Healing Touch, Infant Massage