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Baby & Child Massage

    Book Description
Beginning in infancy, a child's vitality, self-confidence, behavior, and overall healthy development may be greatly enhanced by a few minutes of gentle massage by a parent on a regular basis, claims the author of this breakthrough guide to child and baby massage. A recent article in Time magazine also suggested that infant massage may be an important developmental tool. Here, easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations provide simple techniques for massaging babies, toddlers, and young children. Busy parents will appreciate the streamlined methods for performing effective massage in just five minutes, even if they've never done it before. Robert Toporek is creator and president of the Children's Project, which offers massage and other services to underprivileged children in the Philadelphia area. He trained at the Esalen Institute and with Ida P. Rolf, founder of the Rolf method of Structural Integration. 150 two-color illustrations.