Shantala is a technique discovered by Frederick Leboyer, and consists of a daily moment of affection between mother and infant / child.
The Shantala is an ancient Indian massage, no record of exactly when it appeared in Kerala in southern India.
It was discovered when the French doctor Frederick Leboyer, passing through India, he came across the scene of a woman on a public sidewalk massaging your baby.
His name was Shantala, she was paralyzed and was living in a charity association in Pilkhana, Calcutta.
The environment which traveled Leboyer until then was quite hostile, but the scene of massage done with that beauty and harmony of the movements of Shantala, transformed everything around you
Leboyer asked to photograph it and film it.
She admired for his interest in a practice as simple and common place, and accepted.
For days he followed the Shantala massage on her baby, capturing every movement carefully.
But much more to be loved and receive affection Be taken, packaged, caressed, massaged and caught " Leboyer
In honor of that mother, the name of massage technique in babies is called Shantala.
But there is one aspect that implements the scientific research and their proofs: The relationship Mãe-Filho/Pai-Filho. It was this fascination, the relationship, interaction and bonding that enchanted Leboyer and that the West has become a way of parents go more deep on the bonding with their babies.