Benefits of Baby Massage

The Key Benefits of Baby Massage


  • Improves relaxation, encouraging longer sleep duration for infants

  • Helps to relieve the effects of colic, teething, constipation and wind

  • Stimulates all a baby's major systems: co-ordination, respiration, digestion, learning ability and language development.

  • Helps strengthen the bond between parents and child.

  • relaxes both mother and child.

There are Four Main Benefits of Baby Massage


  • Interaction

  • Stimulation

  • Relief

  • Relaxation


  • Promotion of bonding and secure attachment

  • Verbal and non-verbal communication

  • Demonstrating love


Baby massage stimulates many of your baby's major internal systems and may aid neurological and physical development. The internal systems that baby massage help include:


  • Circulatory

  • Digestive

  • Hormonal

  • Immune

  • Lymphatic

  • Nervous

  • Respiratory

  • Vestibular



Baby massage can help with many common baby ailments that can cause great anxiety for both parents and babies. Research has shown that baby massage can alleviate many of the symptoms and pain associated with:


  • Gas and colic

  • Constipation and elimination

  • Gastrointestinal cramps

  • Growing pains

  • Muscular tension

  • Teething discomfort

  • Excess mucous and nasal congestion

  • Sensitivity to touch

  • Physical and psychological tension


Baby massage has been shown to help babies and parents relax and become less stressed. Many parents believe baby massage has helped their baby attain the following:


  • Improved sleep patterns

  • Regulation of behavioural states

  • Being Calm

  • Reduction of stress

  • Increased levels of relaxation

  • Less hypersensitivity

  • Less hyperactivity.

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