Benefits of Massage for Older Babies and Toddlers

  • Relieves tired aching muscles if they lead an active lifestyle and enjoy rushing around
  • Particularly good for helping ease any discomfort from “growing pains” which can be recognised as aching arms and legs
  • ​Helps to relax a toddler and combat the effects of any stress the child may feel
  • Can help set the mood for bedtime if the child has difficulty settling for sleep
  • Can be used to calm a child if they are having a tantrum which can be difficult for both parent and child
  • It offers a perfect learning environment for parent and child. Studies have shown that children learn through touch very effectively
  • Helps relax both parent and child and to provide the opportunity to learn songs, numbers and letters together
  • By massaging a child the parent can teach him/her that gentleness, affection and communication are very important qualities in the parent/child relationship. By parents saving positive physical contact and listening to their child during massage they can build up a relationship of trust and love

Massage has been shown to help combat bullying in schools and in societies where massage is part of daily life; studies have shown there are less social problems such as crime and aggression.

Benefits of Yoga for Older Babies and Toddlers
  • Improved digestion
  • Neuromuscular-development
  • Positive body image and increased self –confidence
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Better regulated emotions and sleep patterns
  • Improved body-awareness and physical confidence
  • Deepening of the parent and child bond
  • An outlet for social interaction and self-expression
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Playful ways for little ones to relax in an increasingly stress-filled world
  • Builds a fit and healthy lifestyle in a bid to counter childhood obesity