As mothers, we’ve all experienced moments when we’re unsure why our babies are crying or fussy. Sometimes for them to relax, all it takes is the magic of a mother’s touch or being held in our arms. Imagine how we could amplify this response through a full body massage.
Massaging baby provides special bonding time with our little ones while reducing fussiness and crying, alleviating constipation, colic, and teething pains. It helps with deeper and more restful sleep, improves immune system function and respiration, and increases oxygen and nutrient flow to cells.
Massage stimulates the central nervous system, which helps the brain produce more serotonin (a feel-good chemical) and less cortisol (a stress-related Hormone). As a result, baby’s heart rate slows down, and serenity ensues.
Noemi is a 22-year-old first-time mom to a 10-month-old baby girl. She is currently finishing her Massage Therapy internship in the sunny state of California. She is a devoted single mother, a sucker for naps and anything dark chocolate, and can be found at the beach or spending quality time with her family.