Infant Massage

Signs of troubled bowels in an infant

  • Knees contracting up to the abdomen
  • Rash on the cheek bones
  • Distended bowels when baby lays on his/her back
  • Diaper rash

Massaging babies not only feels great and builds a bond, it increases their immune system, aids with gas and digestion, stretches their spinal cord from being in fetal position and helps them sleep deeply.

A Few Simple Remedies

  • A simple and gentle 3 minute clockwise abdominal massage has been known to give relief of abdominal discomfort.
  • Gently bicycling the knees towards the belly for 3 – 5 minutes helps flush the abdomen.
  • Place a warm heat pack or hot water bottle on the baby’s abdomen (below the ribs) and gently vibrate for 1-2 minutes maximum. Must be at least 30 seconds.
  • Bottle fed babies – add 2-3 drops of hemp oil in their bottle. This is a mild laxative.
    Nursing moms – Ingest 1 tsp per day up to a maximum of 1 tblsp. This is a mild laxative so adjust dosage accordingly.

Learn about infant massage in private sessions for parents or in a group session.Baby massage

  • Private infant massage for mothers with their baby – $45/ 30 minutes.
  • Group sessions – $20/ session