Infant Massage Training

As long as a baby can receive a massage (does not have a fever, rash or diarrhea) and his/her umbilical cord is healed, a baby can benefit tremendously from receiving a massage from a loving, safe, caregiver. Even if a little massage is done throughout the day rather than all at once, the benefits are measurable. A massage increases the cuddle hormone oxytocin, increases baby’s sense of well-being, strengthens the immune system, improves breathing patterns, may relieve gas and constipation, makes for a wonderful bonding experience, aids in good posture and balance, improves weight gain, and respiratory function.