Healing Massage for Babies and Toddlers

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Floris Books, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 126 pages
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Loving touch and bodily contact is essential for the healthy development of babies and toddlers. The author of this book explains when massage can help and shows the connection between tactile stimulation and physiological reactions in children.
Julia Woodfield introduces various massage techniques: Leboyer s method, RISS, kangaroo, and polarity. Photographs and illustrations help demonstrate these methods.
This book is essential for parents who want to understand what they can do toward the well being of their children.
Includes 60 photographs and 30 illustrations to demonstrate step-by-step methods."

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About the author (2004)

Julia Woodfield is a trained masseuse specialising in baby massage. She has taught yoga and is also a qualified herbalist. She teaches baby massage in hospitals and nursery schools, and worked with Dr Ruth Rice, researching the scientific effects of baby massage on the child.

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