nurturing the best possible start

Baby Massage : An Introduction - Baby Massage Instructional Series


Baby Massage : An Introduction - Baby Massage Instructional Series


Part of KIDCARECANADA's "Baby Massage Instructional Series,” this video focuses on the benefits of baby massage.

For babies, none of the senses is more important than touch. Healthy, loving touch is one of the most important factors for infants to grow and thrive. This introductory video explains the benefits of massage and skin-to-skin contact both for infants and parents.

Massage also includes eye to eye contact which releases oxytocin and increases bonding. Massage can be helpful in cases where postpartum depression is present. Massage can decrease stress hormones so the infant may feel reassured, calm and relaxed - traits which help the infant develop into healthy, confident children and adults.

The qualified instructors in this video explain how to set the stage for a calm, safe space for baby massage.

Our instructional videos are ideal for parents who have taken baby massage classes as a reminder of the techniques AND ideal for parents who are not able to participate in classes as the videos provide full instructions, We encourage you to learn from your health professional if the recommendations in the videos are right for your child.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia
We thank the Victoria Foundation for their support
Vancouver FoundationWe acknowledge the financial support of the Vancouver Foundation

The content of KidCareCanada videos is informed by current research and shared by experts in the field. It should not be used for diagnosing or treating, and is NOT a substitute for professional care.

If you (or someone you know) has thoughts of doing self-harm, or harm to a baby or anyone else, please call to speak with a trained crisis worker. Local Crisis Helpline numbers can be found through a Google Search.  In British Columbia, Canada you can call Mental Health Support (BC-wide) at 310-6789 or you can call the North American line 1 800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
In ANY crisis, your local emergency number is another option and it is always available. Use 911 in North America, 999 in the UK or, if you're elsewhere, use the emergency number for your area.