Touch is one of the important way to build bond between parents and newborns but infant massage goes beyond and helps in bond as well as provides health benefit to newborn. Massage is helpful for all kids and provides long lasting results. Here are few benefits of infant massage.
1. Improves sleep:
Massage improves sleep and helps in deep and sound sleep. It helps in less problems during sleep and lower sleep delays as well.
2. Stimulates growth hormone for weight gain:
It helps to stimulate growth hormone in underweight babies.
3. Improves functioning of gastrointestinal tract:
Colic, constipation and gas can cause a lot of distress for both babies and parents. Massage helps to move along digestion and move out the gas that is causing distress, by relieving pain and discomfort in just a few minutes.
4. Relieves the pain and discomfort of teething:
It also helps in releasing endorphins to relieve pain. It reduces levels of cortisol (stress hormone). It is helpful during teething.