Infant massage facilitates bonding and cultivates physical, emotional and spiritual harmony for caregivers and babies alike. This ancient art is a tradition in many cultures around the world and now it's gaining popularity in the United States.
Vimala McClure is the founder of the International Association of Infant Massage. Her book, Infant Massage, is well researched and informative. She explains various techniques of infant massage, as well as how they can be applied to premature babies, infants with special needs and developmental challenges, or minor childhood illnesses such as fever, chest congestion, nasal congestion, gas and colic. She includes a chapter just for dads, and one for teen parents.