Sleep (or Lack of) and Your Baby

Sleep is the foundation of our health, and I also know it can be quite elusive for up to 40 MILLION people! There are many reasons people suffer from sleep conditions: chronic pain, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, insomnia, having a baby, and many more. As a mom, I can relate to the lack of sleep that comes with being a parent. Wether it’s the night feeding, crying, or just the anxiety that keeps you up at night, it is exhausting and it’s not doing you or your family any good.

Lack of sleep has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, depression, self harm, and so many other health issues that can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle, which includes a healthy sleep life.

As a massage therapist, I know that getting a massage on a consistent basis can help with the quality and quantity of sleep! Massage releases Serotonin, which is a hormone necessary for the production of Melatonin. Massage also helps reduce stress, anxiety, pain, restless leg syndrome, and helps you relax. Guess what? This is also the same in babies!

Massage therapy is not just a frivolous thing you do on your vacation, it has proven health benefits for you and your baby. As an Infant Massage Educator, I teach parents/caregivers how to properly massage their infants to support bonding, communication, motor skills, colic relief, and better SLEEP, among literally one hundred more benefits.

I am a resource for you to take advantage of so you and your family can live healthy and happy lives full of Zzzzzzz’s. How empowering for a parent to help your child rest, and in turn, help you get the rest you need as well to be the best parent you can be.