The below is a snapshot of benefits of Infant Massage.  The list of researched benefits for Infant Massage continues to grow.

Infant Massage Benefits for Baby

  • Promotes deep sleep and regulates sleep patterns
  • Improves wind, colic, reflux and constipation
  • Relieves sinus and chest congestion, improving lung function
  • Boosts immune system
  • Enhances coordination
  • Reduces crying time
  • Increases weight gain in low birth-weight infants
  • Improves blood and lymphatic circulation
  • Reduces symptoms of eczema
  • Enhances bonding
  • Facilitates body awareness and appropriate touch
  • Reduces postnatal complications of drug-exposed infants
  • Helps build parent’s and baby’s self-esteem
  • Helps you learn about your baby (their needs and desires)
  • Stimulates the production of oxytocin and endorphins, both natural pain relievers – perfect for teething and to ease emotional distress
Baby receiving massage

Benefits of Infant Massage for Parents

Research has shown that adults who provide massage to infants experience less anxiety and stress, fewer depressive symptoms, improved mood and improved self-esteem

  • Caregivers report feeling more comfortable and confident in their ability to care for their baby
  • Parents learn to understand and respond to baby’s cues
  • Parents learn techniques to comfort, calm and soothe their babies
  • Provides an additional avenue for close and nurturing contact
  • Relaxes parents
  • Fathers enhanced interaction with baby

Come enjoy the many benefits of massaging your baby and meet other new parents!

Nurture Wellbeing provides baby massage information sessions and classes within the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Western Sydney regions.