Infant massage is extremely valuable for infant health because it benefits a baby’s whole body. Little ones respond favorably to being touched and held, and infant massage stimulates the nervous system, causing the brain to release serotonin, helping the baby to relax while also deepening the bond between infant and caregiver. It promotes better sleep, helps digestion, reduces colic in infants, and improves blood circulation as well as skin condition, and even enhances neurological development.

    Infant massage benefits for infants, babies and children include the following:

  • Provides all of the essential indicators of intimate parent-infant bonding and attachment: eye-to-eye, touch, voice, smell, movement, and thermal regulation.
  • Improves general well being.
  • Helps parents feel more confident and competent in caring for their children.
  • Helps parents to ease their stress if they are a working parent and must be separated from their children for extended periods during the day.
  • Provides parents with one-on-one quiet time or interactive play with their children.
  • Creates a regular time of intimacy between parent and child.
  • Teaches parents how to read their infants’ cues and recognize their states of awareness.
  • Daily massage helps parents to unwind and relax.
  • Provides a positive way for fathers to interact with their infants/children.
If you are interested in infant massage for your baby or for a group, contact Baby Begin.