Babies can enjoy many benefits from aromatherapy coupled with gentle and non-invasive massage.
A newborn baby in the house can have you up all night pacing the floor.
Statistics show that a new baby results in an average of 400-750 hours of lost sleep for parents in the first year.
Disastrous events like car accidents have been linked to human errors associated with sleep deprivation. Research revealed that 17 continuous hours without sleep decreased performance and increased blood alcohol levels enough to be classified as a drunk driver.
Using massage with a massage lubricant very lightly scented with select essential oils can help you and your baby relax and get a good night's rest.
- Intestinal cramps
- Diaper rash
- Teething pain
- Promoting deep and restful sleep
- Promoting healthy functioning organs and systems (especially the nervous, respiratory, digestive and alimentary/elimination systems)
- Promoting bonding between parents/care givers and baby
- Relieving new parent’s stress
Babies & New Moms Aromatherapy
German chamomile is a traditional aromatherapy remedy for fussy babies.
My first choice for relieving inflamed and irritated skin conditions German chamomile is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory oils in aromatherapy.
It is high in chamazulene content, which gives it a vibrant shade of deep blue, as well as its highly regarded anti-inflammatory and fever reducing effect.
Psycho-emotionally German Chamomile oil's sedative action is known to have a soothing, tranquilizing and calming effect upon the mind and emotions. Its often recommended for use in sleep formulas.
Pregnant moms especially enjoy the soothing aroma of German chamomile oil as it helps them to stay calm, rested and relaxed.
German chamomile in a weak dilution of less than 1% has been shown to be effective for soothing colic, intestinal cramps, gas, teething pain and diaper rash. It can also be used to promote restful sleep for both mothers and newborn babies.
Keep in mind that the aroma of essential oils can interfere with the subtle natural scent bonding of a newborn baby and his/her mother, so be mindful to not overdue use of essential oils with your newborn baby.
Baby Massage Oil Recipe
Use this baby massage oil recipe made with essential oil in a very weak dilution of less than 1% dilution blended in a suitable carrier oil to safely and effectively relieve many symptoms common to newborns like diaper rash. I recommend pure light coconut oil, or jojoba as a carrier oil.
The ratio of pure essential oil to carrier oil should be less than 1%; that’s about 1 drop of essential oil per one ounce of carrier oil.
- Add your pure essential oil of German chamomile to a one ounce dispensing bottle filled halfway with your carrier oil.
- After adding 1 drop of your pure essential oil top bottle off with carrier oil then shake bottle to thoroughly blend pure essential into carrier oil.
- Use your Baby Massage oil topically as needed to soothe and comfort your baby. Use sparingly as a tiny amount is all that’s needed.
Published research showed that Infant Massage (IM) increased bonding between both mother and father and their newborn baby, as well as decreased levels of stress for the new parents.
The natural hands-on healing baby massage technique promotes relief for many symptoms of discomfort common to newborn babies.
It is one of the most powerful and effective hands-on healing techniques I’ve ever used or taught in my 30+ years of professional practice.
Through a few gentle, yet powerful movements that take only seconds to perform you will learn how to relieve symptoms of discomfort your baby may experience as a newborn.
One Birth Mother’s Story
“I had a remarkably easy recovery from the c-section once I started with your treatments. More accurately, I should say my whole family had an easier recovery once your treatments started. Today, at four months, we are all completely adjusted and settled into our new lives together. My husband’s shoulder pain is completely gone. My body has returned to its pre-pregnancy weight.
The natural baby hands-on healing technique you taught us to use with Baby Misha helped tremendously to alleviate any signs of discomfort he was having and helped him sleep through the night. He has consistently measured in the 75th to 90th percentile for his age. We have indeed been blessed with a delightful and easy-going baby.
Today, at four months, we are all completely adjusted and settled into our new lives together. I would recommend every new mom to include your treatment as part of their routine postpartum care,”
-Annika Forester, Ashland, OR USA
The hands-on healing baby massage technique you’re about to learn was developed by the late Mr. Tom Bowen of Perth, Australia and has been used by thousands of moms, dads, nurses, nannies, and care givers around the world to quickly and safely relieve symptoms of discomfort common to newborn babies.
Border Collage of Natural Therapies in Australia conducted a research study of the effects of Bowen therapy using Medical Thermal Imaging (MII).
Thermography is the use of an infrared thermal imaging and measurement camera to ”see” and “measure” thermal energy emitted from an object. The higher the object’s temperature, the greater the infrared radiation emitted. Infrared measurements allow us to see what our eyes cannot.
Medical thermal imaging (MII) is becoming a common screening modality in the areas of neuromuscular injury, cancer, and circulatory pathology. High levels of pain or tenderness show up on an (MII).
The research study screened subjects before and after receiving Bowen therapy. The study showed conclusively that Bowen therapy had an immediate, dramatic and sustained effect of lowering infrared radiation on the subjects who underwent Bowen therapy.
Find out more about using essential oils safely and effectively, along with recipes to try in my newest award-winning book available on Amazon, The Essential Oils Complete Reference Guide: Over 250 Recipes for Natural Wholesome Aromatherapy.