Massage can begin in one’s life as early as a newborn.
Baby massage is a wonderful way to introduce healthy and loving touch to your baby.
There are many benefits to baby massage, from bonding, to improved sleep, to relief from gas and colic. Massage works on all systems in their bodies which means it can help with circulation, boosting the immune system, digestion and the nervous system. While giving your baby a massage you are stimulating the central nervous system. By doing so you help release “happy” hormones called serotonin and you reduce stress hormones, which then slows down the heart rate and the breathing which helps your baby to relax.
Relaxed baby = relaxed parents.
Baby massage is great for the whole family, it can be a bonding activity for moms, dads, siblings and grandparents.
Kirsten Werner is a registered massage therapist and a certified international association of infant massage instructor. She lives and works in Cumberland and is offering a baby massage workshop, Nov. 17, from 5:45-6:45 p.m. at Cumberland School. The cost for the workshop is $3 and space is limited so call Kirsten at 250-897-6258.