Baby (or infant) massage is a fun and enjoyable activity that has many known benefits for you and your baby. Regular nurturing touch between baby and parent promotes bonding, good communication and a loving relationship. This enables your baby to develop a healthy body and mind and establish healthy relationships throughout life.
Massage is an ideal way for you to provide quality time and attention to your baby and to facilitate the bonding and healing process—secure bonding may be hindered by many factors including postnatal depression and if your baby spent their early neonatal days in the hospital nursery.
Benefits of Baby Massage
Physical comfort and development
Positive effects on the digestive, immune, nervous, circulatory and hormonal systems
Relieving gas and colic, muscular tension, constipation and hyperactivity
Enhances sensory awareness and development
Improves weight gain
For more information on learning infant massage techniques, please contact Mater Health and Wellness: 07-3163 6000 (option 6, option 1). View a video demonstrating baby handling and massage techniques.