Baby massage has been a tradition in many cultures such as in India and Africa. It was introduced into the western world during the last 30 years, gaining popularity in the late 90's.
Baby massage is when a parent lovingly strokes or holds their baby. Using an unscented vegetable based oil soothing holds and rhythmic strokes are given on each area of baby's body following a sequence which has been developed over many years.
Massage offers a wonderful opportunity to experience a special time to communicate both verbally and non-verbally with babies so they feel loved, valued and respected.
Babies and children who experience more nurturing touch and have their needs met grow into adults that are less violent and aggressive and are more prone to be compassionate and cooperative with others.