Why should you learn infant massage?

There are many benefits to infant massage. My absolute favorite benefit, is the the increased bond that formed for caregiver and baby. During our classes, we talk further about benefits, the history of infant massage and why it is such a  great gift for you and baby.

Benefits for baby include: 

  • Relaxation
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Increased body awareness
  • Boosts immune system
  • Helps digestion
  • Improves circulation 
  • Relief of teething pain

Benefits for parents include:

  • Learn to understand and respond to baby's cues
  • Learn techniques to comfort, calm and soothe their babies
  • Provides another way for close and nurturing contact
  • Increases confidence 

Infant massage stimulates all the systems in baby's body, including nervous system, circulatory, and immune system. It also helps to relieve tension due to environmental stimulation, and helps baby handle sensory stimulation and respond to it in a more relaxed manner. Infant massage also uses all the elements of bonding and attachment. Infant massage can be very beneficial in pre-term and low birth weight babies. 

For more information on the benefits of infant massage go to www.infantmassageusa.org