The benefits of massage
The newborn is recommended to turn on his tummy from the first days of life. This allows the child to lift his head, straining all the back muscles and strengthens them. Thus, the kid is going to vertical position. Those children who do massage for the back, develop a bit faster – we take toys, begin to crawl, sit, stand and take those first steps.
In addition to strengthening the vestibular apparatus, massage has a positive effect on the development of sensory organs and nervous system. In this case strengthens the immune system of the child, and the body becomes more secure.
Massage baby 7 months just needed to strengthen the muscles and prepare the child for walking. At this age the baby is quite active, and in addition to massage every day to do exercises from a set of exercises aimed at the development of legs, handles, as well as strengthening the spine.
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Back massage for children is significantly different from the technology of massage for adult. The monthly child, you can only make soft gentle strokes. For 6-month-old baby, there is a set of exercises that promote good posture and walking.
Very young children, the procedure takes no more than 10 minutes, and consists of light stroking and friction on the back of the baby from the neck to the waist. The same movements have to stretch your arms, legs, and butt.
Restorative massage babies from six months
To perform baby massage to strengthen the muscles you must follow these rules:
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- For a start he needs to provide a relaxing setting to put it in a comfortable position.
- The child calmed down and relaxed, the massage should begin with light strokes of warm hands, mom or professional. To begin manipulations produced perebiranie hands from neck to heels in one direction.
- When the blood circulation is increased, it will be noticeable because the skin a little blush, you can start light rubbing in opposite directions. This requires putting palms on the shoulder joint and circular movements down to the waist and back. These exercises will help with bronchitis, if at this moment there are no temperature.
- Further, for the stimulation of intracellular processes, fingertips have to perform a slight tingling of the skin, fingering the folds along the back on both sides of the spine. Thus the ridge push is strictly prohibited.
- Completed massage, as well as and begin with a light stroking.
In addition to restorative massage for the little ones there are more specialized, which aims to eliminate congenital defects torticollis, the curvature of limbs, and scoliosis. This procedure is better to entrust the specialist.
For kids older 5, 7, 10 years restorative massage is not carried out, as a rule. Indications for the purpose of the trip to the therapist can be the following cases:
- respiratory disease (bronchitis, massage with herbal balm promotes the release of phlegm);
- the consequences of injuries and fractures, to restore bone and cartilage;
- at pathologies of the vestibular apparatus.
Precautions and contraindications
Performing a back massage for the child, you need to consider certain precautions in order not to harm a small defenseless calf:
- choose a convenient place for a back massage for children with hard surface;
- child’s first three or four months cannot be put on his tummy for more than 10 minutes can cause muscle strain;
- the temperature in the room must be at least 20 degrees, and massage hands soft and warm;
- definitely need to use baby oil or cream, so as not to damage the upper layer of the epidermis;
- in order to make the child as comfortable as possible, you can enable easy slow music, and a little dim lighting;
- to refuse a massage, when the baby has a fever;
- making the massage a newborn, it is best to avoid the region of the heart, spleen and liver;
- if you are not confident in their abilities, better to trust massage to strengthen the back specialist.
- problems with the cardiovascular system, heart disease;
- increased body temperature;
- skin injuries: scratches, bruises, rash, redness, irritation;
- brittle bones;
- the height of the infectious diseases.
In conclusion, I would like to note that from birth to years massage is simply necessary for the baby, as it helps to strengthen muscles, facilitates the rapid development of the vestibular system and causes the crawling, sitting and walking. Massage should become a daily ritual. If you do everything right, during the first weeks, the baby will get used to it, and he will really like such procedures. Most importantly, follow all the rules, so as not to harm the little calf.
If you have kids from six months occurs abnormal development of limbs, bending back or other pathologies, we recommend a course of special procedures. Special baby massage at 7 months of age and older should the physician do.