Infant Massage (Paperback)

A Handbook for Loving Parents

Vimala McClure

Learn how massage benefits children - from the physical benefits such as easing discomfort from colic and nasal congestion, helping with breathing to its role in bonding between parent and child.

In this completely updated and revised edition, learn how massage benefits children - easing discomfort, releasing tension, helping premature infants gain weight, even helping asthmatic children improve breathing function. Follow each step of the massage process with simple easy-to-follow instructions and delightful photographs demonstrating each stroke. Find: Specific routines tailored to help relieve colic, fever, chest and nasal congestion. Modified instructions for premature infants and babies with special needs. Helpful hints on dealing with crying and fussing.

The latest scientific research confirms what parents have known for generations: massage benefits children-easing discomfort, releasing tension, helping premature infants gain weight, even helping asthmatic children improve breathing function. As well as soothing and calming, physical affection is vital to the wellness of children and the development of the parent-child bond. Follow each step of the massage process with simple easy-to-follow instructions and delightful photographs demonstrating each stroke. Discover: Modified instructions for premature infants and babies with special needs. Helpful hints on dealing with crying and fussing. Lullabies, rhymes, and games to enhance the massage experience. A special chapter dedicated to fathers. Compassionate advice for foster and adoptive parents.

Publication date: 01/10/2018

£9.99

9.99

ISBN: 9780285644175

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Health & Wellbeing

Infant Massage (Ebook)

A Handbook for Loving Parents

Vimala McClure

Learn how massage benefits children - from the physical benefits such as easing discomfort from colic and nasal congestion, helping with breathing to its role in bonding between parent and child.

In this completely updated and revised edition, learn how massage benefits children - easing discomfort, releasing tension, helping premature infants gain weight, even helping asthmatic children improve breathing function. Follow each step of the massage process with simple easy-to-follow instructions and delightful photographs demonstrating each stroke. Find: Specific routines tailored to help relieve colic, fever, chest and nasal congestion. Modified instructions for premature infants and babies with special needs. Helpful hints on dealing with crying and fussing.

The latest scientific research confirms what parents have known for generations: massage benefits children-easing discomfort, releasing tension, helping premature infants gain weight, even helping asthmatic children improve breathing function. As well as soothing and calming, physical affection is vital to the wellness of children and the development of the parent-child bond. Follow each step of the massage process with simple easy-to-follow instructions and delightful photographs demonstrating each stroke. Discover: Modified instructions for premature infants and babies with special needs. Helpful hints on dealing with crying and fussing. Lullabies, rhymes, and games to enhance the massage experience. A special chapter dedicated to fathers. Compassionate advice for foster and adoptive parents.

Publication date: 01/10/2018

£9.99

9.99

ISBN: 9780285644267

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B07F7L7Y9Q

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Health & Wellbeing

Infant Massage (Paperback)

A Handbook for Loving Parents

Vimala McClure

A new cover fourth edition of the classic guide to infant massage, by the person credited with bringing baby massage to the West

The classic handbook for practitioners, parents and caregivers.

In this new cover edition of Infant Massage, you'll discover the latest scientific research that confirms what parents have known for generations: massage benefits children - easing discomfort, releasing tension, helping premature infants gain weight, even helping asthmatic children improve breathing function. Follow each step of the massage process with simple instructions and delightful photographs demonstrating each stroke. This supportive guide includes:

- Helpful hints on dealing with crying and fussing
- Lullabies, rhymes and games, to enhance the massage experience
- Modified techniques for premature infants and babies with special needs
- A special chapter dedicated to fathers
- Compassionate advice for foster and adoptive parents

Written by the person credited with bringing baby massage to the West, this is the original and best guide to a practice that contributes to baby wellbeing and deepens the parent-child bond.

Publication date: 01/04/2021

£12.99

12.99

ISBN: 9781788168724

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Health & Wellbeing

Reviews for Infant Massage

'The Bible of baby massage . . . Crammed full of information and pictures demonstrating how your healing hands can help your baby'

 Junior Magazine

'Vimala's work in infant massage has been instrumental in the birth of touch therapy and bodywork in the United States and has helped to popularise and legitimise massage throughout the world.'

Peggy O'Mara, founder and publisher Mothering Magazine

'As a pediatrician, the best advice I can give you is to try the techniques described in this book'

Dr Stephen Berman, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics 

'What was available before, when I was a nervous first time mum? How I wish I had been aware of the gentle teachings of Vimala McClure... This woman talks my kind of language - that touch is such a powerful communicator.'

 Positive Health

'Infant massage is often seen as something to do in just the first few months of life. But in many other countries it is becoming a way of life... Read Infant Massage by Vimala McClure.'

 Right Start

'Massaging your baby is now recognised as a very effective way of bringing relief from colic to nasal congestion . . . Well worth a read'

 Mother & Baby

Vimala McClure

Vimala McClure

Vimala McClure is the founder of the International Association of Infant Massage.