The goal of baby massage is to make your little one feel comfortable and familiar with your touch. While there are no established guidelines regarding the minimum age for starting the baby's massage, it can be given a nourishing touch from birth. However, some babies may find formal, structured massage too stimulating in the first few weeks or even in a formal class. You can start massaging your baby up to 4-5 years after 1-2 years, at least do it on the weekend, so it will surely help the child.
Research has shown that baby massage remarkably reduces stress and promotes the maturation of the immature nervous system of premature babies. Many mothers stop the massage when their little one is completely weaned and has gone from being a baby to a toddler. A study in 2004 found that infants in intensive care units who received massage spent less time in the hospital, scored slightly better on developmental tests, and had slightly fewer postnatal complications. Moreover, premature babies who received “touch therapy” (a massage) gained 47 percent more weight than premature babies who did not receive any massage.
The benefits of baby massage are numerous. It has positive effects on the skin, increases blood circulation, is good for bones, and helps the baby sleep soundly for many hours after a massage and bath. Additionally, children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder performed better on tests after a massage. If your baby has any underlying health problems, talk to your baby's doctor before trying infant massage.
First, massaging the area around the injection site can help relieve pain and make the baby feel better. More than 100 studies confirm the wide range of benefits of massage for common illnesses, from gas to colic and sleep problems. To make a massage oil for your baby, mix together pissi masur ki dal ka, kapurkachli, haldi in much less quantity, chandan, malai 2-3 drops of ghee and apply on babies and massage with this mixture after oil massage.