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BABY MASSAGE

THINGS TO REMEMBER: l. important to relax yourself ) 2. get into a comfortable position 3. importance of eye contact all the time ,( 3 important things for a
new born baby: EYE, SKIN AND VERBAL CONT ACT)

BEFORE THE MASSAGE: 1. get your baby or child comfortable 2.take clothes off and wrap towel around baby especially the head 3.remember to go with the baby or child so if they are moving around you have to decide what area to start on 4. Wait until baby is in QUIET- ALERT STATE MASSAGE MOVEMENTS Ask permission from baby to give massage LEGS: Apply oil to hands and rub hands together over ear of baby , then Apply oil to babys legs. I.INDIAN MILKING ( milking stroke, gentle but firm good for digestion ! and relaxing muscles) 2. SQUEEZE AND TWIST(from thigh to ankle ,careful over kneecap) 3. LIGHT CIRCULAR MOVEMENTS OVER SAME AREA CIRCLE AROUND BOTH SillES OF ANKLE (inside kidney, outside bladder) 4. ROTATE ANKLES ANDSTRETCH METATARSALS 5. WALK WITH THUMBS UP SOLE OF FOOT, THEN MASSAGE EACH TOE AND PRESS UNDER EACH TOE (eyes and ears) 6. WITH INDEX FINGER WORK ON INTESTINE REFLEXES 7. FRIC11ON RUBBING DOWN EACH SillE OF LEG AND UP AGAIN 8. SWEDISH MILKINGFROM ANKLE TO HlP(thumb at back of leg and fmgers at front;stimulating) MOVE TO OTHER LEG AND REPEA T THESE 9 MOVEMENTS 9. PUSH KNEES UP TO CHEST A FEW TIMES: Together and then alternately 10. ROCK STILL HOLDING LEGS 11. FINISH WITH HANDS RESTING ON TUMMY THEN ENCOURAGE MOTHER TOCOMFORT HOLD BABY WITH HANDS AS SHOWN, SING LULLABY WHILE DOING THIS

RESTING HANDS and then comfort hold ARMS 1.PLACE PILLOW ON KNEES AND LIE BABY ON TUMMY AND. 4. MASSAGE PALM AND FINGERS 5. FINISH WIT EFFLEURAGE FROM CHIN TO TEMPLES BACK MASSAGE I.CIRCLE DOWN EITHER SIDE OF SPINE 4. CIRCLE OVE TEMPLES AND EARS 9. MOVE ACROSS FOREHEAD WITH THUMBS 3. SQUEEZE AND TWIST ( watch elbows) 4. WALK ACROSS WITH FINGERS L TO R 8. WATER WHEEL WITH ONE HAND AND LEGS UP WITH OTHER /.RESTING HANDS 2.CIRCLE GENTL Y OVER HEAD 8. FINGER STROKES OUT FROM NA VEL 7.BUTTERFL Y 3.LARGER CIRCLING DOWN BACK . PIT STOP ( lymphatic drainage ) 2. SWEDISH MASSAGE WRIST TO SHOULDER 7. LIFT UP BRIDGE OF NOSE 4. ROLL ARM 6.STROKE DOWN NOSE AND HOLD 5.HOLD HEAD GENTL Y IN PALMS 2. WATER WHEEL 3.ABDOMEN: Ask permission and apply a little oil I . ARMS CROSSED TO SHOULDERS REPEA T ON LEFT ARM HEAD ASK PERMISSION I.APPL Y OIL 2. INDIAN MILKING 3. RESTING HAND i CHEST I.STOMACH MERIDIAN :MASSAGE GENTL Y ALONG JA W BONE 7.CIRCLE AROUND CHEEKS 6. HOLD TOP OF SPINE FIRML Y AND WITH OTHER HAND MOVE BACK AND FORW ARDS OVER BACK 3.OPEN BOOK 2. CLOCK 5. I LOVE YOU 6.

5.GENTLE MOVEMENT WITH FINGERS UP AND DOWN BACK COMFORT HOLD AND SING LULLABY. .