Benefit of Infant Massage

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The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” – Richard Bach

Like any massage for adult or senior citizens, infant massage do have its own set of benefits. Not only it benefits the recipient of the massage (the baby in this case) but also the giver (the parent, the caregiver, the families).

Both research and anecdotal evidence from families have shown that there are many ways that babies and families may benefit from infant massage. They can be grouped into four categories: Interaction, Stimulation, Relief and Relaxation (Quoted from https://iaim.net/massage-your-baby/benefits/)

Interaction in Infant Massage May Include:
– Promotion of bonding and secure attachment
– Verbal/non-verbal communication
– Development of trust and confidence
– Using all the senses
– Feelings of love, respect, and being valued

Each Massage May Stimulate:
– Circulatory and digestive systems
– Hormonal and immune systems
– Coordination and balance
– Learning and concentration
– Muscular development and growth
– Mind and body awareness

Parents May Find that Infant Massage Helps Relieve:
– Gas and colic
– Constipation and elimination
– Growing pains and muscular tension
– Teething discomfort
– Cramps

The Massage Promotes Relaxation which May be Shown Through:
– Improved sleep patterns
– Increased flexibility and muscle tone
– Regulation of behavioral states
– Being calm and being able to calm themself
– Reduction in stress hormones

For all parents with baby below 1 year old or special need child below 7 years old, do get in touch with me to experience first hand on the benefits of infant massage: ianchow.massagetherapist@gmail.com. You may also whatsapp me at 012-698 1426 (won’t be able to answer any direct call, please do WhatsApp instead). Alternatively, just look for any certified infant massage instructor by IAIM in your locale and sign up for a course now.

Ref: International Association of Infant Massage: https://iaim.net/massage-your-baby/benefits/

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