There are actually many benefits to consider when contemplating art of baby massage. This practice is becoming more commonplace than ever before.
One of most important benefits of baby massage is added and continuing bond it creates between you and your baby. Even if your baby is premature, you can still perform type of massage known as ‘still or containment holding’.
This is very easily accomplished by placing one hand on your baby’s head and other on his or her stomach. Baby will feel secure and loved without leaving safety of incubator.
As with adults, babies enjoy relaxing sensations, they of course feel when being massaged. A massage before a nap or bedtime helps to ensure a longer lasting and even more restful sleep. For most parents, this is a welcome benefit of baby massage.
If you are a first time Mother (or Father) chances are you may be a bit nervous around your baby. You may feel as though you are not ‘handling’ him properly… that he might ‘break’.