Massage has many benefits for all ages but especially for babies and children.
Both babies and children need healthy touch. You have probably heard of “skin-to-skin” and how many parents practice this with their babies by having the baby on their bare chest. Touch is not only vital to forming attachment but it is a basic human need. Attachment assures you child by giving them a sense of security and safety.
Massage can even promote body awareness which can be key as your child grows.
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Massage can further regulate the beating of your little one’s heart and respiratory system, in addition to increasing muscle development. Massage has even been proven to promote brain growth.
Massage is also a great tool for your little one’s digestion, no matter the age. Abdominal massages for babies can help relieve colic and pass gas, as well as improve digestion for all ages. Babies and children’s digestive systems are not fully developed so this can be a big help while their digestive systems continue to mature. It can even promote the production of growth hormones which can help with weight gain. This can be especially important for premature babies and underweight babies and children.
If your child is stressed, massage reduces stress and anxiety in part to the fact that is increases serotonin, the happy hormone. It can even contribute to the release of endorphins, so a face massage can even help with pain caused by teething.
The reason why our massages help your little one sleep better is due to the fact that massage also helps the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone. This plus the higher levels of serotonin, endorphins and relaxed heart rate and breathing will help your baby or child sleep faster and deeper.
Storybook is unique in the way in which it not only provides guided massages for parents but also short stories for your child to listen to. This helps develop their listening skills and lets their imagination grow, as well as a world of physical benefits.
We invite any and all to try Storybook out today for a free 7-day trial. If you are already a user, we are here to remind you the world of benefits Storybook has to offer.
And remember, if your little one sleeps better, so do you.