Teach Yourself Baby Massage and Yoga by Anita Thomas-Epple
"Teach Yourself Baby Massage and Yoga" is designed to introduce parents of young children to the many physical and emotional benefits - for them and their child - of touch in the forms of gentle massage and yoga exercises. It will offer practical and inspirational information, equipping parents with the tools they need to enjoy massage and yoga with a young child, from knowing when the best times are, to which oils to use and how to set the environment. It ties massage and yoga in with story-telling, music and rhyme to increase mental and physical development, giving step-by-step guides firstly to simple massage routines for every part of the body. After the parent feels confident with this, the book will offer some simple yoga routines to try safely and effectively with the baby. For parents of children with special needs there will also be ample advice and practical steps, in addition to some simple exercises to try if you feel your child is not quite ready for massage and yoga. With plenty of resources and details of courses and workshops, this is a credible and expertly written guide to the healing power of touch for parents and children alike.