Benefits of Baby Massage

Benefits to your baby

  • one to one special time with parent which helps promote a strong bond, trust and the feeling of security and being loved
  • helps to regulate body temperate as your baby hasnt yet developed its internal temperature control
  • helps build your baby's confidence
  • gives your baby exposure to early social interaction
  • increases his/her own body awareness
  • allows your baby to communicate how they feel including likes and dislikes
  • aids and improves muscular and skeletal development
  • improves the maturity of the nervous system
  • improves your baby's circulation which helps to deliver nutrients and oxygen around the body
  • relaxes your baby and helps relieve stress and anxiety

Benefits to you

These benefits are applicable to any parent but are particularly benficial to first time mums and dads:-

  • builds your confidence in handling, touching and interacting with you baby
  • enables you to communicate with your baby through eye contact, touch and sound
  • gives you one to one time - special time with your new baby
  • helps you understand what your baby wants and needs by interpreting their body language and signs
  • develop a support network - you will be with other new parents who are in the same situation
  • promotes and enhances bonding process between you and your baby
  • it is very re-assuring and calming
  • gives you time to talk about common issues - bonding, crying, sleeplessness etc

Other benefits......

In addition to the benefits that baby massage gives you and your baby, reearch has shown that on a longer term basis:-

  • your child is likely to need less visits to your GP and/or Health Visitor
  • you benefit from the support of your community and become part of the community
  • it can be beneficial for ailieviating the symptoms of post natal depression
  • your child is likely to grow up calmer
  • children who have been exposed to positive touch/massage have strong communication skills

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