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baby massage therapist could you do this as a job

baby massage therapist could you do this as a job

baby massage is very therapeutic for all concerned/Infant massage therapy helps a baby relax and to get a sound sleep. It also positively affects the infant hormones that aid in controlling the stress levels. According to a research, infant massage therapy also facilitates better growth and development of the premature babies.Responsibilities:
• To create a calm environment and to select a warm and a serene place for the massage
• To check for any underlying health issues before giving the massage to the infant
• In case of a premature infant, to consult a doctor regarding the appropriateness of the therapy
• To make use of suitable oils, etc. for the massage
• To check if the baby has any sort of allergies or sensitive skin, before applying the massage oils and other products
To use proper massage techniques, especially in case of premature and unhealthy babies
• To ensure that the baby is comfortable during the massage
• To instruct the parents on the massaging techniques

A certificate in massage therapy or a special certification in infant massage therapy is the minimum requirement to become an infant massage therapist. However, some people also have associate degrees in massage therapy. Infant massage therapists generally work in pediatric/maternity hospitals, or as freelancers. A valid license is needed for practice. The basic skills of an infant massage therapist are as under
Knowledge of the needs of the infants
• Good observation skills
• Knowledge of the various infant massage products and their effects on the infants' health
• Good communication skills
• Pleasant attitude and patience
• Alertness and sensitivity
• Sociable attitude
 working with babies and families is another rewarding job as the parents look to you as you show them how baby massage works.

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