Baby massage is a wonderful way for parents to bond with their babies and research shows that it builds trust; helps relieve postnatal depression as well as relaxing your baby releasing trapped wind. It also helps develop your baby’s coordination and body awareness. Massaging your baby at the end of the day or before naptime also helps them drift off to sleep.
There are additional benefits for babies with special needs including socialisation, improved eye contact and relaxation of tight muscles. Some babies are especially sensitive to touch and massage can help settle their sense of touch enabling them to accept different textures and not become overpowered.
Our highly specialist paediatric physiotherapists can teach you the theory behind baby massage how to perform it effectively. Physiocomestoyou can see you and your baby in the comfort of your own home and we can usually set up an initial appointment within 24 hours. For more information and contact details please visit our local Physiocomestoyou page.