Massage by Cody Schniepp
at Sandy and Co.

Benefits of Infant Massage

Benefits for Child

  • Focused time together with caregiver
  • Promotes secure attachment, self-esteem and respect
  • Heightens sense of well being
  • Produces Oxytocin
  • Provides special time for communicating verbal and non-verbal cues
  • Awareness through loving touch and caring attention
  • Aids in weight gain
  • Enhances neurological development
  • Improves sleeping patterns
  • Improves blood circulation, digestion, and inner equilibrium
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Improves cardiac and respiratory output
  • Skin-to-skin contact
  • Aids in sensory awareness
  • Interaction between caregiver and baby
  • Special time between caregiver and baby
  • Provides nurturing interaction as the baby grows

 

Benefits for Parents

  • Focused time together with baby
  • Reinforces eye-to-eye and skin-to-skin contact
  • Caregivers become more “in sync” with baby, giving parents the tools to understand the child’s unique rhythms
  • Special time for siblings to take part in a bonding activity with baby
  • Helps parents unwind and relax, relieving stress and tension
  • Promotes release of nurturing hormones
  • Provides special time to learn and understand verbal and non-verbal cues
  • Enhances respect for child 
  • Helps parents feel more confident and competent caring for their child
  • Increase caregiver’s confidence to meet baby’s needs and follow their intuition
  • Special time between caregiver and baby
  • Provides nurturing interaction as the baby grows