Infant Massage--revised Edition: A Handbook for Loving Parents by Vimala  McClureInfant Massage--revised Edition: A Handbook for Loving Parents by Vimala  McClure

Infant Massage--revised Edition: A Handbook for Loving Parents

byVimala McClure

Paperback | October 31, 2000

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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
For more than thirty years, Vimala McClure has worked with parents and babies using the ancient practice of infant massage to help create warm, intuitive bonds of love in families. She is the founder of the International Association of Infant Massage and the author of Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents, The Tao of Motherhood...
Title:Infant Massage--revised Edition: A Handbook for Loving ParentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.2 × 5.2 × 0.7 inPublished:October 31, 2000Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0553380567

ISBN - 13:9780553380569

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kind and patient When I first read this book, my little girl was just a few weeks old. I had been told how important massage was for babies but just couldn't seem to figure it out. And then I found this book. It was patient with directions and kind in its tone with new parents and caregivers. Each day the baby and I worked together. At four months, she laughs and giggles with anticipation of what is to come. Although there are not alot of diagrams in this book, the philosophy, the techniques and the organization are strong. I have been recommending this book to my friends who are new to baby massage and have yet to hear a negative comment.
Date published: 2008-05-14

Read from the Book

Chapter 1:  Why Massage Your Baby?Chapter 2:  Your Baby's Sensory WorldChapter 3:  Bonding, Attachment, and Infant MassageChapter 4:  Especially for FathersChapter 5:  Helping Baby (and You) Learn to RelaxChapter 6:  Music and MassageChapter 7:  Getting ReadyChapter 8:  How to Massage Your BabyChapter 9:  Crying, Fussing, and Other Baby LanguageChapter 10: Minor Illness and ColicChapter 11: Your Premature BabyChapter 12: Your Baby With Special NeedsChapter 13: Your Growing Child and Sibling Bonding Through MassageChapter 14: Your Adopted or Foster ChildrenChapter 15: A Note to Teen Parents

From Our Editors

Touch is among the most powerful expressions of love and healing. It is particularly important for babies, since cuddling and touching are proven to enhance a child’s cognitive development. Vimala McClure presents this definitive book on the tender art of infant massage, revised and updated. Featuring new photographs throughout, Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents reveals that touch is as crucial as eating and sleeping. Massage helps stimulate a baby’s physical and emotional development, relieving tension and strengthening the bond between parent and child. Discover the power of massage and learn each massage routine, including special routines to relieve colic and congestion.

Editorial Reviews

"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