Baby Massage Perth pop-up opens in Hillarys
BABY Massage Perth has a pop-up store in Hillarys to teach parents techniques to overcome problems faced in their first years of parenthood such as sleep, crying, wind, colic and reflux.
Infant massage instructor Lucy Brown, who trained with the Infant Massage Information Service, has set up a temporary shop at Sorrento Quay Boardwalk at Hillarys Harbour until August 18.
“Infant massage is great for both baby and parents as parents feel back in control, less anxious and more confident knowing they are helping their baby with any health issues,” she said.
“Infant massage is also a great bonding exercise and is a lot of fun for mum, dad and baby.”
Infant massage classes are held in small groups of parents for 45mins to an hour daily, starting 10 am and noon.
Baby Massage Perth also teams up with sleep consultant expert from Bub2Sleep for a monthly ‘How to get your baby to sleep’ workshop.
According to the Infant Massage Information Service, research studies have shown there was a reduction in overall crying time with infants and toddlers who received massage.
Infant massage could also help stimulate elimination of waste from the body and correct massage of the abdomen could encourage bowel movement and improve wind, colic and constipation.
Increasingly popularity among Australian families saw more than 1000 parents attending infant massage classes in the past year.
Infant massage could help improve sleep and regulate sleep patterns, reduce crying time and relieve wind, colic, reflux and constipation.
When practiced correctly, it could increase serotonin levels and regulate melatonin secretion rhythms helping babies sleep for longer periods of time and regulate sleep patterns.
The service also said adults who provided massage to infants experienced less anxiety, fewer depressive symptoms, improved moods, lowers stress levels and improved self-esteem.
Visit babymassageperth.com.au for more information.