Sit on the floor with your feet together and knees wide apart slightly bent (diamond shaped), so you can place the baby on a blanket between your legs. If this feels uncomfortable, put him on your lap. Make sure he feels warm, and use pure, soft oil to smoothen your massage movements. Some tips for getting started from the American Message Therapy Association (please note: do the massage slowly and gently but firmly).
While the baby is on his back, hold his feet and knees together and stick the knees to his stomach. (Warning: This movement can create exhaust gas). In addition, grab her legs and knees and rotate in a circular motion, left and right, to relax her hips. It also makes stomach ache heal.
How to Massage Baby Feet
Hold the baby’s feet with one hand and pat them along the leg with the other hand. Wipe up and down from the toes to the hips then back. Then, massage the soles of her feet and pull each finger out. Use your thumbs to rub the bottom of his feet from heel to foot and massage around his ankles using small, circular massages.
How to Massage a Baby’s Stomach
Using the tips of your fingers, make small massage circles. Use the I Love U massage. Use 2 or 3 fingers, forming the letters ILU from the direction of the baby. If from the position we form the letters I – L – U backwards. Following are the stages of massage:
- Sort the baby’s left from under the ribs down (letter I)
- Transverse sort from right of baby to left of baby, then down to bottom (letter L)
- Sort from the bottom right of the baby, up to the right of the baby, curved into a U and down again to the left of the baby. All movements end in the baby’s left belly.
How to Massage Baby’s Arms
Hold the baby’s wrist with one hand and pat it along the arm with the other hand. Massage up and down from the tip to the base of the arm, then massage the palms of the hands and press, then pull each finger. Repeat on the other arm.
How to Massage Baby’s Back
Lie down on the baby on the floor or on your feet and move your hands up and down from the top of his back to his bottom. Do the massage by forming a small circle along the spine. Curl your fingers like a rake and scratch the back downward.
How to Massage on Baby’s Head and Face
Lift the back of his head with your hands and rub his scalp with your fingertips. Then, rub his earlobe and rub his eyebrows, his two closed lids, and starting from the top of his nose bone across to his cheeks. Massage the chin by making small circles.
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