Benefits of Infant Massage for the whole family!

Benefits of Massage for Baby

Infant Massage may encourage the following benefits: 


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


  • Heightens sense of well being
  • Produces Oxytocin


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


  • 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


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


  • 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:


  • 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


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


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


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


  • 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.