INFANT MASSAGE: The Healing Power of Touch

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Touch is the first sensation we feel when we come into the world. A soothing touch has been shown to relax a baby, help him/her gain weight, and reduce stress hormones brought on by the birth process.

Skin is the most important sensory organ for a baby, especially right after birth. A nurturing, positive touch can do so much for a baby ́s development.

Benefits of Infant Massage for parents:

  • Promotes better understanding of infant cues
  • Enhances communication and emotional ties
  • Increases confidence and handling skills
  • Provides quality one-on-one interaction
  • Gives fathers a special way to connect and bond

Benefits of Infant Massage for babies:

  • Enhances bonding and attachment
  • Helps baby relax and release tension
  • Decreases irritability and excess crying · Reduces gas and colic
  • Promotes sleep

Introduction to Ayurveda

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Ayurveda is an ancient health system originated more than five thousand years ago in the Vedic culture of India. Although suppressed during years of foreign occupation, Ayurveda has been enjoying a major resurgence in both its native land and throughout the world. Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine both have their roots in Ayurveda.

More than a system of treating illness, Ayurveda is the Science of life, offering guidelines on ideal and seasonal routines, diet, behavior and the proper use of our senses. It promotes health, longevity and vitality through an individualized, complete and detailed study of the human body and his/her integration with the planet.

Its aim is to create harmony between body and mind to prevent illness, treats acute conditions, and contributes to a long healthy life.

The Main Principles of Ayurveda

  • Health: prevention of disease
  • Healing: treatment of disease
  • Longevity: Maintenance of the physiological functions of the body

Yoga Nidra Meditation

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Yoga Nidra is a powerful ancient practice performed for thousands of years in India. It is one of the most popular meditation techniques in the world today.

This deep state of conscious rest induces relaxation, greater self-awareness, as well as emotional, physical and mental healing.
This experience will allow you to rest, restore, de- stress, and bring contentment to your daily life. All these can be achieved by systematically focusing your attention on each part of your body, followed by a guided meditation to let go of mental blockages that can be currently causing tension in your body.

At the end of a Yoga Nidra session, your body will notice an optimal function of the endocrine and nervous system. Therefore, it is recommended for people of any age suffering from anxiety, excessive stress, insomnia, migraines, asthma, ulcers, digestive problems, depression, muscle or joint pain, allergies, and other conditions.

Benefits of Yoga Nidra

  • Training of the Mind
  • Release of Physical Stress
  • Release of Emotional Stress
  • Release of Mental Stress
  • Complete Relaxation
  • Increases Creativity
  • Improves Memory
  • Enhance learning Capacity
  • Balances Autonomic Nervous System