Little Love Harts
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WHAT IS BABY MASSAGE? Baby Massage is not a new phenomenon – it has been practised in many different cultures; It has been widely used in India for hundreds of years, it was noted in India in the 1970’s that despite poor living conditions many babies were living in, they still flourished due to their daily massage. It is practised around the world – in Russia Baby Massage is routinely taught to new parents within hospitals, in Morocco babies are massaged with henna and butter to promote well being, in Nepal new born babies are massaged twice daily in mustard seed oil and breast milk to stimulate their immune systems. It is also influenced by the practice of ‘Kangaroo Care’ where premature babies are cared for & thrive with constant skin to skin contact. Massage is a therapeutic practice in which the muscles and other soft tissues of the body are manipulated with the aim of improving health and well-being. Massage can have positive effects on all the systems of the body but it is of particular use to enhance the activity of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems. Touch in Baby Massage it can help support and develop the emotional bonds between parent and baby. Massage plays an important part in encouraging the ongoing bonding between parent and baby by being in close contact through WHAT IS BABY YOGA? It is not known exactly where the practice of Baby Yoga originated, however it has been widely used in India for hundreds of years as part of infant well-being alongside Baby Massage. Baby Yoga is not a separate discipline to yoga but rather a variation of it which is more appropriate for babies and it is usually integrated into a Baby Massage routine. Baby Yoga offers a way for parents to include developmental play in their daily lives with their babies. Baby Yoga is so much more than just stretching – movement is the foundation of many of the higher complex functions we perform in our everyday lives. Baby Yoga is not just about promoting heal
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