Touch is communication for a baby. The first communication it receives and the first language of its development is through the skin.
In the past twenty years there has been an increase in research on the benefits of touch and how it enhances bonding emotional growth and attachment between baby and parent.
Infant massage is a gentle warm interaction between parent and baby. It allows parents to engage and relax with their child. During infant massage classes parents listen to their baby’s sounds and watch their movements. This helps parents have a better understanding of their baby by reading their baby’s cues.