Infant massage gives parents golden opportunity to bond with their child. In the past, stay-home-mother is a norm. However, with the busy city life, staying home to look after children is no longer common. It is normal that both parents in the family are working. More than often, babies are placed in infant care or taken care by home helper. The lack of quality time spend together results in a family without strong bond. Infant massage, as short as 5 minutes, provide parents the golden opportunity to redeem this lack of quality time. Through infant massage, parents will be able to communicate, bond and learn more about their babies.
A lot of parents took up infant massage because they heard about its miraculous effects on constipation and colic (stomach ‘wind’). It is true that a lot of babies do ‘poo’ after a good regime of tummy massage. Babies are also reported to cry lesser due to less colic.
Other benefits include the following:
- Relief teething discomfort
- Reduce excessive mucus
- Soften the skin
- Assist in muscular development and tone
- Improve sleep patterns
- Reduce sensitivity to touch
- Reorganization of nervous system
- Improve body awareness
- Normalizing muscle tone
- Increase flexibility