Basic Knead

Michelle R. Luck-Ebbin, is a leading expert in infant and pregnancy massage, and a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (C.I.M.I). She is a founder of the Los Angeles based Basic Knead, which creates innovative massage therapy products. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, the International Association of Infant Massage, and the Reflexology Association of America.

Visit the Basic Knead store to view the variety of innovative massage therapy products, which are sure to make fantastic gifts or simply treat yourself! The store carries gifts for the entire family, including your pets.

Today we are featuring the Hands on Baby Massage book, which comes with a unique Baby Massage Onesie™.

Take the Guesswork out of Baby Massage:

Clinical studies show that gentle massage is one of the best ways to promote all around health in your baby. With Michelle Kluck's ingenious Baby Massage Onesie™ and book you can just look and learn! What could be simpler than following the colorful arrows on the front and back of the onesie? The 128 page book provides additional step-by-step instructions for safe and effective baby massage. Inside, you will find tips on relieving over 15 conditions (including teething pain, skin rashes, colic, gas, constipation), plus instructions on how to soothe a crying infant or lull a fussy baby to sleep. This means more rest for moms and dads. The Baby Massage Shirt™ can be purchased separately (it does not come with the book) and is available in size 6-12 months. The Baby Massage Shirt™ comes with an easy-to-follow, instructional booklet that teaches the simple massage techniques, answers the most important questions parents ask about baby massage, and explains the benefits of baby massage for both baby and parents. Since many new parents are often afraid to touch their tiny new babies, the Baby Massage Onesie™ and Baby Massage Shirt™ can help parents overcome this fear and learn to nurture their baby through their own loving hands.

According to Michelle, baby massage promotes:

  • Fast weight gain
  • Stimulates baby's neurological development
  • Soothes baby's nervous system
  • Stimulates mental development
  • Improves baby's muscle tone and motor skills
  • Strengthens and regulates respiratory, circulatory, and gastrointestinal systems
  • Helps bonding with premature/special needs babies who remained in the hospital after birth
  • Helps parents with babies in daycare connect after hours apart

As is standard with all infant massage products and classes across the world, always ask your baby's pediatrician if a gentle full body massage is safe for your child. Michelle recommends always taking cues from your baby.....stop if baby seems upset or does not enjoy it. Wait at least 45 minutes after feeding, to begin the baby massage. Do not massage your baby if he is feeling ill. Do not massage over any areas that appear to be infected or irritated; seek a consult with baby's pediatrician. Wait at least one week before massaging your baby after an immunization and avoid massaging over tender site from needle.

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Success Through Play Comments™:
The Basic Knead store features the most innovative and creative massage products that I have ever seen! Congratulations on inventing such user friendly products that teach us how to massage our family members, infants, children and even our dogs! The power of touch is so profound and massage offers so many wonderful benefits that have been validated by clinical studies worldwide. The Hands on Baby Massage Book which includes the Baby Massage Onsie™ is the most unique baby massage product on the market. The book will teach you how to prepare a safe, warm inviting area for baby to receive his massage. Step by step instructions to massage your baby's body: legs, feet, tummy, chest, arms & hands, face and back. Michelle talks about reflexology, how to calm colic and even has a chapter about massaging special needs children. The appendix contains information about Developmental Milestones for the first 12 months and there is a recommended reading section as well. The Baby Massage Onesie™ is a brilliant concept that is sure to delight all who lay their hands on it. It is well designed and features colorful pictoral images and arrows to support the massage techniques explained in the book. The powerful duo complement each other beautifully and are sure to make a delightful gift for new moms, dads and proud grandparents. Highly recommended.


Susan Meyers said...

Massage for babies? Why dont they tell you about this at the hospital or in prenatal classes? This sounds wonderful! I think your blog is great! You really seem to hit on the best products that few others (if anyone) refer to. I need to get so many of the products, videos and books you mention....where is my husbands credit cards?....

Jess said...

Wow, this looks incredible! How brilliant is this concept, a cute onesie with instructions for infant massage. Off to order this one!