Benefits of Infant Massage for the whole family!

Benefits of Massage for Baby

Infant Massage may encourage the following benefits: 

Bonding                      

  • Focused time together with caregiver
  •  Promotes secure attachment, self-esteem and respect

Relaxation                 

  • Heightens sense of well being
  • Produces Oxytocin

 Communication         

  • Provides special time for communicating verbal and non-verbal cues

Development

  • Awareness through loving touch and caring attention                                                     
  • Healthy weight gain 
  • Enhanced neurological development
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Improved blood circulation, digestion, and inner equilibrium (balance)
  • Improved muscle tone
  • Improved cardiac and respiratory output

Stimulation

  • Skin-to-skin contact
  • Improved sensory awareness
  • Enhanced interaction between caregiver and child

Fun!

  • Special time between caregiver and child, and it provides nurturing interaction as baby grows!

Benefits of Massage for Caregiver and Family

Infant massage may encourage the following benefits:

Bonding

  • Focused time together with baby
  • Reinforces eye-to-eye contact and skin-to-skin contact
  • Caregivers become more "in sync" with baby, giving parents the tools to understand the child's unique rhythms
  • Special time for siblings to take part in a bonding activity with baby

Relaxation

  • May help parents unwind and relax, relieving stress and tension
  • Promotes release of nurturing hormones

Communication

  • Provides special time to learn and understand verbal and non-verbal cues
  • Enhances respect for the child

Confidence

  • Helps build confidence in competency of care for a little one
  • Increase caregiver's confidence to meet baby's needs and follow their intuition

Fun!

  • Special time between caregiver and baby, and provides nurturing interaction as baby grows!

 

 

 

 

2013 TinyTouch Massage - This informational sheet was adapted by TinyTouch Massage with permission from Liddle Kidz Foundation. The information provided herein does not replace medical advice.