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Health Benefits of Massage for Babies & Moms

Category: Massage

There are many benefits of massage therapy not only for you, but for babies and future moms who are expecting. Massage can benefit your health in numerous ways. It can help by flushing out unwanted toxins, boosting the immune system, and producing more oxytocin throughout the body.

By giving your child a massage regularly, it can reduce the level of stress hormones in your blood system and increase feelings of well-being for the both of you. A natural hormone in the body known as oxytocin is a neurotransmitter that interacts with your brain. During affectionate encounters associated with high levels of fidelity and emotional attachment, oxytocin is released playing a very significant role in bonding. This is known to be the element of emotional, social, and behavioral human functions.

While massaging your child, you both receive many underlying benefits people underestimate. Studies have shown that by giving your child a massage, it can actually reduce the number of doctor visits you may have and will boost their immune system by positively influencing physiological processes. With skin-to-skin contact, you are doing many things for your child. You are improving their skin condition, production of oxytocin, blood circulation, and assisting any issues your child may have with digestion. Massage typically removes waste from the body, helping relieve gas within minutes and speeds up the natural process of the nervous system.