Infants Dough Abhyangam (7 days – 3 months)
Massage with the wheat dough ball and medicated herbal oil, it starts from the 7th day after birth till 3 months old. It is better to avoid to doing massage with hand to infants, because the adults has lots of vata in their hands especially in the fingers, it makes to aggravate baby’s vata. With the help of dough massage is given as the therapist does not touch with palms to baby’s body directly. The medicated dough put into the medicated warm oil and thus following massages given to all over the body. The treatment enhances the baby’s circulatory system, increases immunity, and supports digestion and releases stress and tension (such as the muscle tightness from being cramped in the womb). This massage will result in improving the baby’s developing hormone and thereby increases body weight. The massage is an excellent experience for developing communication and an important bonding experience between infant and parents.
Baby Developing (3 months – 15 years)
Baby Developing massage is a primary care of lovingly strokes or holds to the baby. Using a high quality non-fragranced medicated oil, soothing holds and rhythmic strokes are given on each area of baby’s body, following a sequence that method helps to reinforce the natural power of touch. Infant massage helps in increasing serotonin levels in the body. This neurotransmitter is known to regulate mood. High levels of serotonin provide a feeling of well-being. As a result, it ensures better sleep that is deeper and more restful. The baby massage gives foundations of trust and security which will help to build a happy and confident future.
Medicated oil massage helps to improve digestion, aids growth and development, better sleep, relieves muscular tension, relaxes the body and smoothens the skin.
Baby kizhi means massaging the babies with warm medicated oil application followed with warm medicated herbal bolus (mainly chamomile) massaged into the body. It helps to soothe and calm baby’s delicate mind and body. The massage stimulates the nervous systems and also builds a strong relationship between caregiver and baby. This treatment tone the muscles, relaxes the body and provides good sleep, strengthens the skin, helps the metabolism, the digestion and relieves colicky pain and constipation.
Massage with Dry Floating Water Bed
Relaxing in the dry ﬂoatation bed makes the baby feel still in womb of mother. It stimulates the growth hormone, improve the happiness and sleep level.
Decoction Herbal Bath (7 days – 6 months)
Using medicated herbal decoction for giving bath to the baby. Specially using chamomile or herbal decoction for the bath. Chamomile helps to soothe and relax your baby’s mind and body, improving sleep level and relaxes the body. The herbal bath mainly provides protection from infectious gems and free radicals to prevent the disease. Bathing can be a fun bonding experience for you and your baby. Most babies love bath time. Newborn’s umbilical stump falls off. This helps to keep it dry and helps it heal. Baths control excess oil in the hair, clean your baby’s skin from too much moisture and dry the areas between her skin folds. For more benefits bath is recommended after the baby massage and body mask.
Herbal Body Mask for Babies
Mild body mask with organic herbs applied to the baby’s delicate skin. It helps to keep the skin soft and attain a fair skin tone and defends baby from infectious germs.