Infant Massage Supports Early Development

Infant Massage Supports Early Development

Infant Massage Supports Early Development

How does infant massage support early development?

Studies continue to support touch as vital to healthy adjustment during infancy and also during old age.

Research has shown “many systems in the brain are activated by touch, without which optimal physiological development is not possible.”

Positive, nurturing touch also triggers the release oxytocin, the bonding hormone, increasing feelings of closeness and assisting parent-child attachment and social-emotional adjustment.

Research suggests that young children who lack positive physical touch during early development seek out physical contact through aggression during childhood and later in life.

Thus, touch through infant massage can play an important role for the developing infant.

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