Home massage is not at all the same as healing. The latter is prescribed by a doctor and is done only by a specialist.
So, if a child is worried about some problems, they cannot be solved by the “mother’s” massage.
The most important condition for starting a class is the desire of the child to take part in it. A prerequisite – comfortable for the nude temperature in the room, the absence of drafts and a warm coating on the floor.
Undress the little one and let him get comfortable in the new conditions. Stay close – just in case.
Now take the child so that he lays a breast on your hand, and gently stroke his back hand with his free hand.
While the child is sitting, stroke his palm first on the back, then along the spine, from top to bottom. It is important that in the end his back straightened.
Seat the baby on the floor, interest him with a bright toy and very tactfully help him stay in a sitting position for a while.
Now let’s do legs and feet small. With one hand, hold the baby’s leg over the knee, and the other tightly clasp his shin with a ring at the base of the foot.
Move up to the baby’s thigh, without unclasping your hands. Do this exercise 5-6 times for each leg, and at the end just stroke them.
Stroke the soles of the baby, and then gently push down on the area at the base of his fingers so that the foot is bent.
Seat the child on your knees and play with the doll. Exercise “finger to finger” – a good way to practice the skill of extension of the foot.
Do not tire your baby – work with him for 5–10 minutes. And be sure to be distracted by simple “gatherings with mom”, because gentle strokes and conversations are the key to a good mood of a toddler.