Friday, June 25, 2010

Touch Deprivation and the Value of Infant Massage

Every human has a basic need to be touched. Babies don't thrive and sometimes do not survive if they are not touched, in spite of modern medical interventions, good food, and clean environments. Infant massage is a fast-growing discipline that is being practiced more and more in infant intensive care units and it is being offered in massage therapy schools to community therapists and to doctors and nurses who care for medically fragile infants. Learn more about the dangers of touch deprivation and the value of infant massage.

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