The benefits of baby massage

For baby:

  • Smoothes transition from the womb into the world
  • Develops your baby's first language: touch
  • Through positive touch a feeling of being loved, secure and respected is enhanced
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Improves the quality of sleep and helps to reduce 'fussiness'
  • Helps to strengthen the respiratory system and regulate the digestive system
  • Can help to reduce the discomfort of colic, wind and constipation
  • Stimulates the nervous system whilst also encouraging good circulation
  • Develops body, mind, coordination and awareness
  • Improves skin conditions

For parents:

  • Enhances your confidence in dealing with your baby's needs
  • Helps you understand non-verbal communication
  • Both you and your baby relax together
  • Can help with postnatal depression
  • If breastfeeding, lactation is promoted through stimulation of hormones
  • Stimulates the hormone oxytocin, promoting nurturing instinct in both male and female