Baby Massage - Basic Knead by Michelle Ebbin
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Baby Massage

Baby foot being massaged

Touch is one of the most essential elements to a baby’s healthy physical and psychological development, and it’s one of the best ways to nurture the bond between parent and child. By combining touch, intimacy, play and care-giving, baby massage provides not only tremendous physical and psychological benefits for a baby, but it builds the foundation for a relationship of trust and love. What’s more, massage doesn’t have to end when babies become toddlers. It can be used as a tool for nurturing and maintaining a child’s health and well-being for many years.

In a study conducted by Dr. Tiffany Field at the University of Miami’s Touch Research Institute, premature babies who were massaged for 15 minutes, three times a day for two weeks, gained 47% more weight and were discharged six days earlier from the hospital, than babies who were not massaged, saving the hospital $10,000 per infant. The babies who were massaged appeared more alert and active, and they showed more mature neurological development than babies who were not massaged. Full-term infants also benefit with increased alertness and social behavior, less crying and increased weight gain.


Benefits of Baby Massage

  • Infant parent attachment or “bonding”
  • Relaxation for baby & parent
  • Makes baby feel loved
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Facilitates body awareness
  • Boosts immune system
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Improves skin condition
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Helps digestion
  • Balances respiration
  • Relief for teething pains
  • Helps waste elimination
  • Helps you learn about your baby (Their needs and desires)
  • Helps build parents’ and baby’s self-esteem
  • Pleasurable experience
  • Stimulates production of the hormone Oxytocin (Oxytocin is a hormone which can be produced by both male and female persons during massage. It is useful as a pain reliever and has a calming effect on the person.)
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