Well Within co-founder Mary Treacy O’Keefe talks to Elaine Fogel Schneider, PhD this week on the art of baby massage. As one of the country’s leading experts in baby massage therapy, Dr. Elaine describes the many benefits of touch and explains some of the techniques included in her book, Massaging Your Baby:Effective Techniques for a Healthier, Happier, More Relaxed Child & Parent. Learn everything you ever wanted to know on the power of touch today!
The power of touch is not only beneficial for your infant’s body, but their mind as well: “The cells of the skin are the same cells that are in your brain so, as you’re stroking the skin, it’s like you’re stroking the brain,” says Dr. Elaine. Touching is important for your baby’s brain-growth development, their neurological development, their circulation, their hormones, and–as a terrific bonus!–it also relaxes them (and you!).
Dr. Elaine details her experiences helping clients solve their baby troubles through Touch Time massage. In particular, she discusses a very intense case involving a fussy infant who was driving her parents right up the wall. With the help of Dr. Elaine’s techniques, the baby girl went to sleep easily for the first time in five months. Miracle cure? Perhaps. Can YOU do it? Absolutely!
Are you tired of not sleeping through the night? Are you exasperated beyond belief with the sound of your baby’s crying? The power of touch can help! But what are the other benefits of baby massage for you? “What is going on with the adult is that relaxation occurs and their blood pressure lowers,” explains Dr. Elaine. “The benefits include the adult body as well as the child’s!”
Baby massage isn’t just for parents! Grandparents, siblings, friends, and other caregivers can reap and share the benefits as well. Dr. Elaine’s patented methods work well for anyone. Give the gift of touch today!