Baby massaging has been loved and practised for centuries by many families around the world including in India, Africa and Nepal. It has only been in more recent years that baby massages have become more popular in Western culture. Nurturing touch begins early on and is one of the first senses to develop in the womb. There is evidence-based research suggesting that when you communicate with your baby through positive touch, you promote a sense of feeling safe and secure.
There are so many wonderful benefits which can be enjoyed by you and your baby, when you give your little one a massage:
- Relieves teething pain
- Enhances body awareness
- Regulates digestion
- Enhances the bond between you and your baby
- Reduces colic and reflux
- Fun play time activity
- Increases weight and growth in preterm infants
- Immune function increases
Practising baby massage is such a special way to get to know your baby in their early months. You can start on day one by gently massaging your baby either on their skin or over their clothing. At Tranquil Bubs we hope to empower you to enjoy giving your baby a massage in the early days and continue to practise the wonderful bonding experience of massage, into the toddler stage and so on…just as we have, with our little ones.