Tuesday, October 12, 2010

How can Infant Massage benefit me and my new baby?

Why is Infant massage a good way to enjoy and spend time with my new baby? The wonderful research of Colwyn Trevarthen a neurobioligist and pyschologist in Edinborough recognizes the importance of what he calls" the musicality of attachment" between a baby and her parent. Infant massage communication involves all the components of this 'musicality' through touch and movement and rhythm; vocalizing ; eye contact and facial expression. It is a lovely way for an adopted infant and parent to get in tune with eachother and be able to create together a mutually receptive world of meaning - to slow down to listen and respond and learn from eachother. Trevarthen calls this having a"conversation stripped of words"

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