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Nothing better than a massage to care for your baby to relax and show all your love and affection. There is a therapeutic massage for babies, which is known as Shantala. Its origin is in India. Dr. F. French Leboyer, after observing how a mother massaging your baby, became fascinated with the strength of the movement and the benefits that this practice was in infants. Decided to import these techniques to the West and baptize the sequence of movements with the name of the mother, Shantala.
According Leboyer, to be held, rocked, caressed, touched, massaged, etc … is so vital for young children such as vitamins, minerals and proteins. This infant massage gets calm children, promotes the resistance of your body, gives them a quiet sleep and a positive mental development. Massages are one of the favorite moments of babies. During the massage the small feel a nice feeling because it is not only skin contact, but also feel sensations through hearing, smell and vision.
If massage is part of a daily routine, the baby will know that after bathing and before you put your clothes will provide long-awaited moment. Hearing his mother spread the oil or cream for the hands, the baby will feel ready to live the pleasant experience of massage. In these few minutes, the baby will find peace and enjoy a great pleasure. For most babies love physical contact and no wonder that massage as having a calming and relaxing effect to them.
To do this properly, it should go to a physiotherapist specializing in infant massage. In some regions, midwives are also responsible for explaining to the new mother how to perform the massage.