An Infant Massage Guidebook

For Well, Premature, and Special Needs Babies




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 22/01/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781434340603
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781434368621

About the Book

Cross-cultural studies have shown many times that the immediate benefits of Infant Massage include not only the promotion of sounder, longer sleeping patterns, but present a baby with a more overall comforted and soothed disposition.  These contribute to an improved overall interaction and have an enormous affect on parent-baby bonding in the first few months of life.


Ady breaks down the main components and functions of each body system, addressing not only healthy newborns, but also over 50 of the most common conditions, disorders and diseases affecting newborns.  Concluding each body system with its correlating benefits of Infant Massage, you will really learn exactly how Infant Massage affects every system!  Each ailment is also internet-linked, giving the reader more opportunity for further research as well as support.

Special features:

·         Outstanding photography by, Charles W. Lytton, a retired Army & National Geographic photographer.

·         Aromatherapy guide for babies and toddlers.

·         Post-partum Exercise excerpt by Christy Nielsen, of Crossfit Alexandria.

·         Internet linked and referenced.

·         Resource Guide for New & Expecting Parents


About the Author

Mary Grey Ady is a native Californian, transient Texan, who is currently residing in historic Mount Vernon, Virginia. She has attended Northern Virginia Community College, Hardin-Simmons University ,and George Mason University. Ms. Ady is a graduate of the nationally acclaimed Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington D.C., and a nationally recognized Professional Member, Massage Therapist in the American Massage Therapy Association, member of the International Association of Infant Massage and a Licensed Massage Therapist, nationally and by the Board of Nursing in Virginia. Ms. Ady, is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), by the International Association of Infant Massage since 2000. Ms. Ady has taught infant massage classes at numerous locations in the National Capital Region, including INOVA Hospital. Ms. Ady has served as a faculty member for Heritage Institute’s Associate Degree program in Massage Therapy, teaching human anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and practica