Why Book Baby Massage @Round The Twist……
👶🏻One of the most significant benefits for babies is improved sleep. Babies who received massage demonstrated improved sleep patterns, falling asleep more easily and staying asleep longer. They have also shown improved alertness and activity during the day resulting from the improvement in sleep.
👶🏻Reduced stress behaviors have been noted in babies and young children who receive massage therapy, and studies have shown that cortisol levels were lower after receiving massage. Cortisol is a major hormone produced when we experience stress and causes inflammation throughout the body. Massage has previously been shown to reduce this stress hormone in adults, and has now been shown to reduce cortisol in children.
👶🏻Infant massage has been shown to improve motor development, especially in premature infants and those who have developmental problems. Increased responsiveness was also noted.
👶🏻Babies in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit who received massage showed 21% more weight gain and were discharged an average of 5 days earlier than those who did not receive massage.
👶🏻When baby massage is performed by the parents, there is improved interaction and bonding between the family members. Babies greet the parents with more eye contact, smiling, vocalizing and reaching responses, and are more expressive.
….and this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the MANY benefits of the best gift you can give….