From Publishers Weekly
Baby massage can help relieve an infant's gassy stomach, soothe crankiness and bring children "harmony and wholeness," says Kluck. Yet some parents my fear injuring their child in an attempt to help. Certified infant massage instructor Kluck, who owns a Hollywood massage company, lays out the basics of massaging a baby in this helpful book, which details the practice's benefits, origins and procedures. Her advice is gentle and calming, which should set nervous parents at ease. Kluck gives step-by-step directions for massaging babies' legs, feet, tummies, chests, arms, hands, faces and backs, and she offers special chapters on calming colic and "supporting the special needs child." Line drawings demonstrate her techniques, and other sections answer frequently asked questions such as "How often should I massage my baby?" and "What if my baby cries?"
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About the Author
Michelle R. Kluck., author of the tremendously popular Hands On Feet, is a leading expert in infant and pregnancy massage, and a certified infant massage instructor. She is a founder of the Los Angeles based Basic Knead, which creates innovative massage therapy products. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, the International Association of Infant Massage, and the Reflexology Association of America.