Benefits of infant massage

Having a happy healthy baby is what every parent wishes for. Research on infant massage has shown the following positive ways babies respond to regular massages.

The benefits for babies;

  • Helps baby relax and release tension
  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Aids muscle coordination
  • Improves digestion and relieves constipation and gas/wind
  • Improves sleep
  • Reduces the symptoms of colic
  • Develops baby’s self-esteem
  • Promotes bonding and attachment
  • Strengthens communication and social skills

The benefits to parents

  • Develops awareness of baby’s behavioral states
  • Practice listening to baby’s subtle communication signals or ‘cues’
  • Increased feelings of competence and confidence in parenting
  • Relaxes parents by the release of the nurturing hormone prolactin

Research on Infant Massage