With my background as a specialist paediatric physiotherapist, the baby massage sessions play a vital role in also promoting development and providing guidance on methods to improve bonding and attachment with your baby.
Relaxes Your Baby
Loving touch lessens tension, fussiness and irritability. Digestion is aided and this can provide relief of gas and colic. Massage is also a wonderful way to lessen stress for parent and baby.
Touch conveys nurturing and love, the essential ingredients for emotional and physical growth and well-being. It also reduces the incidence of postnatal depression in mums.
Aids Growth and Development
Studies have shown increased weight gain, and immune function. Myelination of nerves is also increased. These things are needed for brain and muscle development.
Parents become more aware of baby’s nonverbal cues. One-on-one communication instills a message of love and security.
Improves Baby’s Sleep
As your infant learns to relax and release stress, sounder and longer sleep is often the end result.
Offers relaxation for both baby and parent.
Even to person giving the massage releases feel good hormones, called endorphins. These are increasingly released by parent and baby during the massage, enabling both to feel great and relaxed.