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Infant Massage--Revised Edition: A Handbook for Loving Parents Paperback – October 31, 2000
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"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 popularize and legitimize massage
throughout the world."
-- Peggy O'Mara, founder and publisher of Mothering magazine
"As a pediatrician, the best advice I can give you is to try the techniques described in this book."
-- Dr. Stephen Berman, M.D., F.A.A.P.president of the American Academy of Pediatrics
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Discover the gentle art of Infant Massage...
In this completely updated version of her renowned classic, Vimala McClure, founder of the International Association of Infant Massage, and its premier proponent in the United States, helps you master the techniques of infant massage so you can incorporate this joyful and wonderful healing art into your baby's life. She shows you why a daily massage can be one of the greatest gifts you give your child...and yourself. For generations mothers the world over have known that the soft stroke of their hands soothes, calms, and communicates their love to their babies. Now scientific research proves that massage can do all that and more.
In Infant Massage, McClure shares how massage benefits children--easing discomfort, releasing tension, helping premature infants gain weight, even helping asthmatic children improve breathing function. She explains each step of the massage process with simple easy-to-follow instructions and delightful photographs demonstrating each stroke. You'll also 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
Lullabies, rhymes, and games to enhance the massage experience
Guidance for teaching children about "good touch"
A special chapter dedicated to fathers
Compassionate advice for foster and adoptive parents
And much more
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Far more than a how-to book about infant massage; this book touches on how nurturing touch supports bonding, attachment and communication between parents/caregivers and their babies. With adaptations for parents of babies born prematurely and those with special needs, this book speaks to all families.
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i gave every parent taking my class this book.
this book is the absolute best...