Benefits of Infant Massage for Family and Society
by JoAnn Lewis, LMT, CEIMT
Director of the Family Massage Education Center
Moms and Dads can help all the systems for their baby to grow strong and healthy with the
proper stimulation of infant massage. Dads who may miss out on daily care, can quickly gain a
lot of confidence with their babies and they both benefit from this closeness and care.
The list of benefits is amazing to relax you and baby for good communication:
Promotes bonding and attachment.
Promotes better connection,
communication, confidence and trust.
Helps baby sleep better (and so,
parents sleep better!).
Helps baby cry less.
Helps you learn how to be more
responsive to babies’ cues.
Builds understanding of baby’s needs
Gives a pleasurable experience of
Gives “one on one” quality time with
Builds parent’s and baby’s self-esteem
Facilitates body awareness.
Improves blood circulation and muscle
Improves skin condition.
Improves myelin sheath coating of the
nerves and function.
Stimulates food absorption, aiding
Promotes hormonal balance and
production for calming and nurturing.
Boosts immune system.
Stimulates brain development and
improves sensory awareness.
Relieves discomfort from constipation,
gas, colic or respiratory problems.
Relief for teething pains.
Helps waste elimination
One of the key elements of a strong society is healthy family bonding through
adequate nurturing touch of massage. Massage gives love, security, connection,
acceptance, peace, caring, happiness, interaction, empathy, unity, warmth, joy,
and improves all communication.
“Bonding is a unique relationship between two people. It is specific and endures
through time.” - Dr. Marshall Klaus, Neonatologist and supporter of Infant
For more information: www.FamilyMassageEC.com www.infantmassageusa.org