Benefits of Baby Massage

Taking a baby massage class is not only about learning the sequence of a massage routine. Massaging your baby is a way to communicate and be with your baby, therefore the baby massage could be considered as a tool to strengthen the relationship. The program of the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) involves many different styles of touch, movement, interaction and communication.

Clinical evidence, research and anecdotal reports from families have shown not only the positive effects on the development and the growth of babies but also several beneficial effects for the parents. The ways that babies and families may benefit from infant massage can be grouped into four categories: Interaction, Stimulation, Relief and Relaxation.

Interaction in Infant Massage may Include:

  • Promotion of bonding and secure attachment

  • Verbal/non-verbal communication

  • Development of trust and confidence

  • Using all the senses

  • Feelings of love, respect and being valued

Each Massage may Stimulate:

  • Circulatory and digestive systems

  • Hormonal and immune systems

  • Coordination and balance

  • Learning and concentration

  • Muscular development and growth

  • Mind and body awareness

Parents may Find that Infant Massage Helps Relieve:

  • Gas and colic

  • Constipation and elimination

  • Growing pains and muscular tension

  • Teething discomfort

  • Cramps

The Massage Promotes Relaxation which may be Shown Through:

  • Improved sleep patterns

  • Increased flexibility and muscle tone

  • Regulation of behavioral states

  • Being calm and being able to calm themselves

  • Reduction in stress hormones


Infant Massage with Born Together

Born Together is offering Infant Massage classes, with an IAIM certified instructor, at the Praxiszentrum Arcus in Thalwil. Groups are held regularly, but we also offer the possibility of one-to-one classes.

Classes will be held on Tuesday at 10.00 am. Dates for the next groups are the following:

  • 03 September - 01 October

  • 05 November – 03 December

Please get in touch for more information and availability or register here directly.