Baby Shiatsu: Gentle Touch to Help your Baby Thrive

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Singing Dragon, Sep 15, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 160 pages
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Babies feel intuitively what scientists have needed painstaking research to establish: being touched and caressed is good for you. It makes you clever and cheerful, strengthens the parent-child bond, and lays the foundation for a healthy life. With baby shiatsu you can support your child's development. The gentle pressure-point massage meets the needs of tiny babies. This book shows you the various shiatsu techniques step by step. The first year of life is divided into four sections: one to three months four to six months seven to nine months ten to twelve months There are also specific techniques to help with health problems, which can, for example, soothe tummy ache and counteract difficulty in sleeping. And there's more: Creating a state of calm Easing wind Calming the stomach Breathing freely For a good sleep Strengthening the immune system
 

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Contents

Foreword
11
Acknowledgements
13
Note on Vocabulary
14
Introduction
15
Finding the Centre The First Three Months
37
Getting Moving Months Four to Six
63
Discovering the Environment Months Seven to Nine
93
Fourth Quarter Conquering the World Months Ten to Twelve
119
Touch for Minor Ailments
145
Shonishin
153
Further Reading and Resources
157
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Karin Kalbanter-Wernicke initially trained as a physiotherapist and went on to study shiatsu in Japan for several years. In 1985, together with her husband Dr. Thomas Wernicke, she founded an institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine just outside Frankfurt, Germany. She has written several books in her native German including “The Five Elements in Children”. Tina Haase is a journalist, specialising in health and family issues. She lives and works in Munich, Germany.

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