Reflexology…. for Babies

To me, there is nothing more precious, than to witness a pair of Baby Feet.

They are so pure and unchartered!

In principle, sharing foot reflexology with a baby, is the same as sharing with an adult.

In practice however, there are several differences.

Amazingly, babies respond more quickly to the effects of foot reflexology, because their energy flow is more easily unblocked and proper balance is restored. Also, their feet, being more sensitive – respond beautifully. Babies more readily accept support, because they don’t analyze.

Because babies feet are much smaller than an adults, all of the reflex points are much closer together, so finger movement is very minimal. Also, babies feet are not fully formed, so the pressure used – should be very gentle and nurturing. Time worked, is much shorter.

A good sign that the baby has had enough….is when they withdraw their feet. They intuitively know when they’ve had enough. – so please respect this.

~ A good time to start applying some foot reflexology, is before a nap or after the baby’s evening bath, before bedtime. They will be most relaxed and ready.

~ You can use a small dab of baby lotion to add some “cushion” between your fingers and the feet, or you can choose to use nothing at all. By simply rubbing the baby’s feet and then gently pressing on the various reflex points of concern, you will be giving tremendous support in the bodies natural ability to move into balance.

Before beginning, please take some time to review the foot map that I have included on the foot map page of this blog.

Baby Benefeets

* Teething

* Anxiety

* Colds

*Irritability

*Traveling

*Colic

*Sleeplessness

* A wonderful “bonding” tool for parent and child.

 

Caution Care Reminders

* Keep your touch light (more pressure does not mean more results)

* Work in smaller areas.

* Warm your hands before touching the baby’s feet.

* Work briefly.

*Take the sign that the baby has had enough.

* During the winter months, keep the baby’s feet warm and comfortable, by socking.

 

You do not have to be a certified foot reflexologist to help your little ones.

By reaching out in a loving and caring way, you’ll be amazed at how “simple human touch” can bring about natural healing.

So take those little feeties in your hands….and LOVE them…..your baby will be so happy you did!

 be well…..Baby!

 

 

“Baby Touch: Massage & Reflexology for Babies  & Children” – Wendy Kavagh