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Baby Massage with aromatherapy oils
Babies need touch in order to thrive. No matter how small the baby might be he/she will be able to differentiate the various touches of different people. The moment the mother picks up her crying baby, the baby stops crying as he/she recognizes the mother`s magical touch.
Massage involves the magical power of touch. Pediatric research has shown that premature babies make quicker progress when given regular massage. Massaging the baby comes naturally to the mother. Massage is just an extension to the mother`s need to touch and get as close as possible to the baby while looking after all his/her other needs. It strengthens the bond between the mother and the child and soothes and calms the both.
The best time to massage the baby is just after his/her bath, when he/she is not feeling hungry and irritable. Make sure that the room in which you give a massage to the child is warm and nice and smells good. You can perfume the room gently with a vaporizer and one of the relaxing aromatherapy oils.
The easiest way to give a massage to the child is while sitting on the floor, legs outstretched with the baby lying on the legs. Through this the child gets a reassurance of the mother`s warm touch. Make sure that you feel comfortable before you start. You can also prop yourself with a lot of cushions to keep yourself comfortable.
Remember to remove any jewellery and warm your hands and aromatherapy oil prior to the massage. https: a blend of 4 fl oz (100 ml) of sweet almond oil added with two drops of any of the following: