Baby Massage : An Introduction - Baby Massage Instructional Series
Part of KIDCARECANADA's "Baby Massage Instructional Series,” this video focuses on the benefits of baby massage.
For babies, none of the senses is more important than touch. Healthy, loving touch is one of the most important factors for infants to grow and thrive. This introductory video explains the benefits of massage and skin-to-skin contact both for infants and parents.
Massage also includes eye to eye contact which releases oxytocin and increases bonding. Massage can be helpful in cases where postpartum depression is present. Massage can decrease stress hormones so the infant may feel reassured, calm and relaxed - traits which help the infant develop into healthy, confident children and adults.
The qualified instructors in this video explain how to set the stage for a calm, safe space for baby massage.
Our instructional videos are ideal for parents who have taken baby massage classes as a reminder of the techniques AND ideal for parents who are not able to participate in classes as the videos provide full instructions, We encourage you to learn from your health professional if the recommendations in the videos are right for your child.