Top 5 Benefits of Infant Massage You Didn't Know!

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Top 5 Benefits of Infant Massage You Didn't Know!

Did you know apart from all the other important proteins, vitamins and minerals; your little one also needs to experience a gentle human touch for the healthy growth of body and mind? As adults, you must be aware of the different benefits of a good body massage; it relaxes you, reduces anxiety, relieves pain and eases muscle tension. Similarly, for infants, massage is proven to be very relaxing and often therapeutic. Baby massage can improve your baby's sleep pattern, flexibility, immunity, and has many other immediate and long-lasting results.

A therapeutic Infant massage also provides relaxation, simultaneity, love and trust - these are very crucial for complete body development and also helps in building self-awareness.

Firstly, what is an infant massage?

An infant massage is a process of gently massaging the baby's muscle in a specific way using essential oil or moisturiser. This process improves their mental and physical health, helps in the growth of premature or under weight babies and helps them to relax and sleep longer.

By performing a regular massage, your baby will display improved signs of body awareness, a more stable heart rate, improved listening and communication ability. Infant massage also stimulates the nerve cells which re sults in the production of serotonin in your an infant's body - it is a chemical which is responsible for better sleep, improved digestion and helps to boost appetite. When performed by trained professionals, an in fant massage is the best way to pamper your little one soon after birth.

Now, let's talk about the top 5 benefits of infant massage:

1. Improved Sleep Pattern:

Massage reduces the circulation of cortisol, a stress hormone, in your baby that helps them to self-soothe. A relaxing massage reduces stress in babies and also helps them to get a sound sleep. During the infant stage, your baby's sleep cycle is not regular. A better sleep cycle means less crying and you will be able to see it's a calming effect on yourself as a parent too.

2. Reduces Gastrointestinal Issues:

As babies have little difficulty in digesting food; a massage stimulates the vagus nerve which is connected to the gastrointestinal tract. Stimulating the circulatory and GI system releases insulin and glucose that helps in better food absorption. A study published by International La Leche League confirmed that massaging babies can soothe tummy and relief colic, gas and other digestive issues.

3. Weight Gain for Underweight Babies:

As mentioned earlier, infant massage stimulates the vagus nerve which leads to an increase in the production of sugar absorption hormones such as insulin - this causes better food digestion that helps your baby to gain weight. Many studies have shown positive results of weight gain in preterm babies when they are massaged regularly.

4. Stimulation of All Major System:

Skin is the largest and one of the most developed organs in your baby and a human touch aids in brain and muscular development. Thus, infant massage helps in the stimulation of the circulatory system, hormonal system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, vestibular system and even the nervous system. The stimulation of blood flow in babies also improves their immunity and mind-body awareness.

5. Increased Flexibility:

It is important to pay attention to your baby's bone and muscle development so that you can see your baby take the cute little steps sooner. According to paediatricians, physical stimulation in the form of a good massage for infants relaxes muscles and improves mobility, flexibility and posture. The cross-lateral movements during massage tones muscles and improves muscular and skeletal strength in babies. This is an age-old technique that never fails!

Now that you are fully aware of the many benefits of a good infant massage, it's time you book an infant massage routine for your precious one at BabySutra. A spa designed especially for infants, BabySutra, is voted as one of the best baby massage centres in Bangalore. Our infant massage therapists are certified under IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage) and we use organic coconut oil to massage your baby. Coconut oil's antibacterial properties prevent rashes, promotes hair growth, kills the bacteria-causing acne, and is also easily absorbed into the skin.

Our certified infant massage therapists are attentive and empathetic. Their infant massage techniques include interaction and communication with your baby through tender touch and gentle movement which is very essential for your baby's language development.

So, don't wait anymore! Visit us, explore all our services and treat your baby at the best massage spa in Bangalore.

To book an appointment at BabySutra
Call us at +91 7829 975 555

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