Baby Reflexology (for Parents)
What is Baby Reflexology?
Baby reflexology is a simplified version of the reflexology treatment that is gentle, safe and suitable for newborns to pre-crawlers. It works reflex points on the feet that link to each body system. It’s a natural option (drug free) that may be effective for easing symptoms of common baby ailments such as:
- colic, reflux, constipation
- poor sleep/restlessness
- nasal congestion, colds, earache.
Touch is one of the first senses to develop in infancy and research shows that loving, nurturing contact with babies has a positive effect on their development. Reflexology is a gentle touch therapy so can be one way for parents to provide the essential touch that babies need to thrive.
Support for babies, less stress for parents.
Reflexology can support a baby’s healing and make them feel soothed and comforted. Parents can feel more in control using it at times when it can be upsetting and stressful to see their baby in pain or discomfort. Babies generally respond well to it and usually faster than adults. This is because they have not built up the same level of stress and toxins in their bodies.
Baby reflexology can be used on its own for minor or recurring illnesses, or alongside medical treatments. It can be flexible and easily given on a sofa, in a car seat, on a lap, beanbag, floor, or a changing unit.
A full treatment from a Reflexologist lasts about 10-15 minutes. There are simple techniques that parents can learn and put to use in the comfort of their own home. Parents can add a fun and effective way to support the health and development of their babies. It can be used at times of need or as part of a regular routine for bonding and maintaining wellbeing.
There is a Baby Reflexology Workshops on this Saturday the 7th of October.If you would like to know more about this valuable therapy contact Ula 086 087 2526 or firstname.lastname@example.org