Why these sessions are healthy for both baby and the parent?
Infant massage promotes touch in and is very prominent in Asian and Pacific Island cultures. It is an ancient practice and is
considered to be healthy both physically and spiritually.
Our Infant massage therapists are trained massage therapists who are specially trained to work with infants. They are a
great help for parents with children who have special needs or who have been through painful medical procedures.
Furthermore, an infant massage therapist can show new parents some techniques which they can use at home to bond
with their baby. For an infant who has been recently adopted the massages could also help that family grow together and
a bond between the family and the infant can arise. All these techniques bring about a pleasant parent-infant-experience.
Infant massage therapists provide expert advice to the parents on how to apply gentle touch whilst massaging their
The benefits of massage for the infant include:
▶ The baby gets to feel relaxed.
▶ The immune system will be enhanced.
▶ The bond and the communication will strengthen.
▶ The baby’s body image will be promoted positively.
▶ The production of stress hormones will be decreased.
▶ A sounder and longer sleep will be promoted.
▶ The digestive, respiratory, and circulatory system will be regulated.
▶ It helps relieve discomfort from gas and colic, congestion, and teething.
The benefits of massage for parents include:
▶ The parent-infant communication will be improved.
▶ It will help parents to understand and respond appropriately to baby’s nonverbal cues.
▶ The feelings of competence and confidence in caring for baby will be promoted.
▶ It increases parents' ability to help child relax in times of stress.
▶ Massaging their children can be fun and relaxing for the parents.
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