Practice for Movement

Palmar Reflex

The movement:

When the palm of the hand is touched, the hand closes and the jaw moves into the suction position, the tongue comes forward in the mouth and saliva is produced. The Palm Reflex provides a direct connection between movement in the palm, jaw and digestion. When chewing or sucking on something, the hand tends to close. The function of the Palm Reflex is to teach the baby that he can feed himself: sucking, and swallowing combined with hand movements that massage the mother's breast.

Symptoms of an uninhibited Palmar Reflex: