The Five Warms Of Baby Massage
New babies are so sensitive to the cold. Here are the five warms to prepare you for a beautiful baby massage. I learned these from my great teacher Ysha Oakes.
Prepare a room without drafts by heating with an oil heater or similar. A little warmer than room temperature is lovely. If you're not sure how warm take your own clothes off too!
Start running the bath before you begin. A bathroom is a great place to give baby massage, and running the bath will have the bonus of steaming up the room.
If your massage oil is in a small plastic bottle put the whole bottle of oil in bowl of hot water for a few minutes. Otherwise, pour enough oil for one massage into a tiny bowl, then put that bowl inside a slightly larger bowl of hot water. Test it on your skin.
Rub them together with warm oil and make sure your fingernails are trimmed.
Don't worry about doing it 'right' just enjoy.