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Shantala massage is a highly respected ancient Indian massage technique, defined by its simplicity, enchanting rhythmic movements, and positive benefits for babies and children.

It is a form of full body massage for babies which in India is part of the daily care routine. The French doctor Frederick Leboyer discovered a woman in Calcutta massaging her baby. Fascinated, he studied the technique and leboer what a huge positive impact this had on the children.

Leboyer introduced Shantala baby massage in Europe. It is important to note that the conditions during the first year are of substantial impact on the physical, emotional and psychological development of a child. In that period, baby massage is very supportive.

The benefits of Shantala

It also promotes a healthy bonding process. Babies understand and listen to what parents do rather than what they say.

Through baby massage, parents can communicate without words with their baby as body-language is the only language a baby can understand. Touch is one of the main ways of communication, thus becoming an important means of strengthening human relationships, such as mother and son.


Shantala : un arte tradicional : el masaje de los niños

Every human being needs to contact, considered one of the essential meanings, given their importance in human development. Through touch is a connection between people, lebpyer feel the presence of the other. The body of the mother contact, the child will have their first contact with the world and from there begin to have new experiences, this contact provides essentially security, warmth and comfort.

The babies need food, but much more to be loved and receive affection Leboyer, Touch is communication, and that communication must be nurtured with care, love and affection. The concern that lets you wake up and expand on the baby which was experienced in the womb, and also further develop the bond between the mother and the shzntala, so the Shantala that besides being a preventive massage, restores the warmth of the womb and hsantala direct link with the mother.

The benefits of Shantala

Through gentle touches, with harmonious movements oriental wisdom comes assist the newborn in its development, Shantala stimulates various parts of the body, physiological and emotional benefits as well as a means to calm and comfort. The Shantala massage benefits both psychologically and physically, in that it provides a dialogue of love by touch.

There are many benefits, starting with the improvement of communication with the mother or whoever is doing the massage, the whole process benefits both the child and who is interacting with it LIMA, The practice of massage developed in both mother and baby, their sensitivities through shared touch, awakening and creating a sense of memory Breton and Silva, Among the numerous benefits that shantala provides the baby, Walkermentions the following:.


The massage effects have also been described in premature.

According to Field et al, premature stimulated show weight gain and improved motor behavior compared to the control group. The Shantala Massage interferes in stress hormones and neuropeptides related to pain, relaxing and changing the emotional state of the child Bretas and Silva, So, there is no doubt that Shantala is a very good technique to improve the health of a baby, even newborns, and also to strength the bounding between the family and the baby.

It is a cheap and practice way to give love to a baby in the best way: The following is a student blog post by Patricia Moreira Miranda. Sign up for exclusive offers, webinars and news from Birth Arts International.