Welcome to the enchanting world of reflexology for babies! There is nothing quite like it!
Babies love to have their hands and feet played with and it often makes them giggle and wriggle. It is a natural action to take hold of a baby`s foot and play with toes, run fingers down the arch of the foot and to take hold of irresistible tiny fingers and hands! How about taking this playtime beyond fun and learn how to help with some of the common issues that both baby and parent have to contend with.
Through touch, babies learn the comfort and security of being loved. Research has shown that stimulation through touch will assist in promoting growth and development and the physical act of reflexology increases blood flow, energy flow and strengthens the immune system.
There are endless benefits for babies receiving reflexology and it is suitable for newborn, right through childhood and into adulthood.
With knowledge of direct reflex points, associated reflex points and craniosacral balancing through the feet we can be more precise with our application to help with conditions such as colic and disturbed sleep patterns. By working on the digestive reflexes, we can help to relieve constipation and diarrhoea; on the solar plexus reflex we can promote sleep and relaxation; on the chest, diaphragm, lymph, sinus and associated reflex points we can help relieve colds and respiratory ailments.
Of course, a baby does not need to be out of sorts to receive reflexology, it can be a very beneficial therapy to receive on a regular basis to stimulate growth and development, help maintain good health and strengthen the immune system.
How can Reflexology help?
- calming and relaxing
- improve sleep pattern
- help baby to recover from the traumas of the birth process
- help to improve the immune system
- help with snuffly noses and congestion, coughs and colds
- help to alleviate colic
- Improves digestive function and issues such as constipation. It will also sooth discomfort associated with these conditions
- help with teething pain and distress
- help with general wellbeing
Learning the special gentle techniques created especially for babies, infants and toddlers will open up your practice to a unique and ever expanding group of clients - parents and babies. Watch your client list grow as word of mouth recommendations start to happen. You may be the only reflexologist in your area specialising in baby techniques, offering you amazing opportunites to expand your business.