Benefits of Baby Massage

Baby Massage Benefits

Benefits of Baby Massage

Baby massage is a long standing parenting tradition in many cultures, including Indian and African, and was introduced to the western world 30 years ago. ¬†It’s been gaining popularity in the UK since the 1990’s.

Baby massage is when a parent or primary carer lovingly strokes or holds their baby. ¬†Therapeutic quality cold-pressed oils, soothing holds and rhythmic strokes are given on each area of baby’s body, following a sequence that has been developed over many years. The massage offers a wonderful experience and a special time to communicate both verbally and non-verbally with babies, so that they feel loved, valued and respected.

Many thousands of parents have already attended IAIM courses world wide and discovered the numerous benefits of baby massage which can include:

 

Benefits of Baby Massage for your baby:

Benefits of Baby Massage

  • Helping your baby to feel securely attached
  • Helping your baby to feel more loved, valued and respected
  • Reduced crying and emotional distress
  • Increased levels of relaxation and longer sleep
  • Development of body awareness and coordination
  • Relief from wind, colic, constipation and teething discomfort

 

Benefits of Baby Massage for you:
  • Feeling closer to your baby
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of your baby’s behaviour, crying and body language
  • Providing an enjoyable opportunity to spend one-to-one time with your baby
  • Feeling the relaxing effects of giving your baby a massage
  • Increased confidence in your ability to care for and nurture your baby
  • Learning a life-long parenting skill