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The practical art of baby massage by Walker, Peter

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Published by Perseus in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


  • Massage for infants,
  • Infants -- Care

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Other titlesBaby massage
StatementPeter Walker.
LC ClassificationsRJ53.M35 W353 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination93 p. :
Number of Pages93
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3971695M
ISBN 101555613411
LC Control Number2001279380

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Cover title: Baby massage for beginners. Includes index. Description: 93 pages: color illustrations ; 25 cm: Series Title: Carroll & Brown parenting book. Other Titles: Baby massage Baby massage for beginners: Responsibility: Peter Walker. Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: A physical therapist presents a fully illustrated guide to mastering baby massage, a practice that helps parents bond with babies and promotes babies' and toddlers' physical and emotional health. + full-color photos.   This book has some really beautiful ideas about how massage can help babies and parents and it clearly outlines safe and effective techniques for infant massage. The author also articulates some wonderful thoughts on what it means to be valued and respected and how to translate those feelings to your baby through massage.4/5. Practical manual for the student, the nurse and the practitioner. One of the best books on this art. Many illustrations showing actual movements and how to overcome many ailments by home massage. Full-page color charts plus scores of black & whit.

The Art of Massage book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, /5.   Peter Walker is the world's foremost authority on baby massage. A trained physical therapist, he offers a certificated teacher training course in baby massage directed at midwives, health visitors, neonatal nurses as well as parents. He has written a /5(18).   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, A Woman’s Guide Brand: Random House Publishing Group. Chapter 4 Therapeutic Massage Techniques 75 foremost, circulatory massage, such as Swedish massage, increases circulation. The in-dividual cells of the body depend on an abundant supply of blood and lymph. These fluids supply nutrients and oxygen to the body as well as carry away wastes and Size: 2MB.

  For me the infant massage is a first form of sensory play, in which baby’s skin is touched through hands, heart and eye contact. This so called ‘Touch Talk’ and is a unique way of talking to each other, a sweet loving possibility to get to know each other in a gentle way. All benefits can be read in my special infant massage articles. A classic manual the learner and the practitioner will find enlightening. Its comprehensive coverage of the physiological effects of massage, as well as the illustrated techniques, are as timeless and unchanging as the human form. Particularly helpful are the detailed therapeutic massage procedures for specific health needs.4/5(1). Infant massage is essential for a child devevolpment. The book provides very accessible instructions with clear pictures. Every parent should read the book and put it in practice. It can also be a very nice present for new parents/5(27).   Unrivaled in its scope and authority, The Baby Book presents a practical, contemporary approach to parenting that reflects the way we live today. The Searses acknowledge that there is no one way to parent a baby, and they offer the basic guidance and inspiration you need to develop the parenting style that bests suits you and your : Little, Brown and Company.