What is Infant Massage?
Infant massage blends Swedish and Indian massage strokes, along with principles of yoga and reflexology to provide wonderful benefits for your baby.
Infant massage can increase caregiver bonding. Massaging your baby helps increase parent confidence, teaches parents to read their infant’s cues, and can benefit mothers with postpartum depression.
Using infant massage in your family’s bedtime routine increases melatonin production for your baby, improving his/her sleep cycle. This can help your baby, and you, sleep peacefully for longer periods during the night.
When you regularly use infant massage with your baby, you are enhancing their early communication skills through exposure to language and interaction. Your baby may experience enhanced motor development through movement, and lower levels of cortisol, a hormone associated with stress.
Regular use of infant massage has been shown to help with gas, constipation, colic, growing pains, teething and more.