mother and daughter It is 11:30pm – my eyes are burning, frustrated and running out of options. My 9 month old baby girl is teething. She won’t settle and keeps waking up.  I have tried the following:

  • Teething gel
  • Panado syrup
  • Bottle
  • Breastfeeding 
  • Rocking and patting  

Nothing was working, she would not settle and I could see she was uncomfortable and agitated. Who could blame her with 3 new teeth cutting through. When I was on my last tether and about to breakdown. Instinct kicked in. I calmly lay her down and placed her two chubby baby feet on my lap and started to gently massage the soles of her feet. Not too light to tickle and not to hard to hurt. Within seconds I noticed the once tense tiny little body start to relax and calm. I could not believe it. The calming touch of my hands soothed her stressed little self. Soon she was in a deep sleep and not long after I too was deep in slumber. 

It reminded me that no matter the age, the healing touch of another’s hands can melt all your stresses away. Every time I visit the spa and let myself go and melt away into the caring hands of one of the well trained ladies of La Vita, I know I will leave there feeling better than I did before. Sometimes we all need healing hands to help us along. Even those little ones with chubby toes and tiny woes.