At a time when parents feel concerned about the well being of their babies and, in a way, powerless, being able to do something that contributes to their health and development, gives them some peace of mind. For babies, massage is more than a feeling of pleasure or even physical therapy. It is a tool to preserve their health and well-being, strengthening their immune system.

The baby massage is excellent for the circulatory and lymphatic system because it activates the blood circulation, increasing the distribution of blood to the internal organs, muscles, tissues, and the manipulated parts of the body. It regulates the blood pressure and stimulates the movements of the lymph, expelling harmful substances from the body.

It strengthens the immune system, increasing the number of platelets, hemoglobin, and red and white cells. The effects of massage are also beneficial for the respiratory and digestive system and for the baby’s metabolism.

At a time when parents feel concerned about the well being of their babies and, in a way, powerless, being able to do something that contributes to their health and development, it gives them some peace of mind.
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Massage relieves pain and other uncomfortable symptoms promote relaxation, lowers stress levels, and stimulates nerves in the brain that facilitate the absorption of food, resulting in better functioning of the immune system.

It helps relieve physical and emotional tension, balances oxygen levels, and transmits well-being. Touch and affection promote increased self-esteem as well as a feeling of security. In situations where there is little we can do, baby massage can be a natural option that has benefits for the baby and transmits confidence and security to the parents.

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