A little more on the benefits of massage

Studies have shown a greater weight gain for infants who receive massage from their caregivers. Massaging the baby’s whole body stimulates the nervous system, and includes stimulating the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is known as  “the wander”, as it winds through the body and reaches many of our organs. It is responsible for calming and this in turn stimulates gastric mobility which helps weight gain. Massage also helps to boost baby’s immune system by creating a “rest and digest ” effect through the stimulation of their parasympathetic nervous system. So keep massaging, enjoying not only the emotional effect but knowing the health benefits for your little bundle. For questions and guidance please contact Labour with Love and leave a message for Veronica Hedgeous. Professional baby massage instructor