References:

Studies that support evidence of Infant Massage benefits 

 

•Dr. Tiffany Field, director of the Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, a world center for research into therapeutic touch. Children With a Soothing Touch. The Telegraph. 2004 JUL 6.

 

•Bennett C, Underdown A, Barlow J. Massage for promoting mental and physical health in typically developing infants under the age of six months. Cochrane Developmental, Psychoso-cial Problems Group. 2013 APR 30; DOI: 10.1002/14651858. CD005038.pub3

 

•Bennedbaeck O, Viktor J, Carlsen KS, Roed H, Vinding H, Lundbye-Christensen S. Infants with colic: a heterogenous group possible to cure? Treatment by pediatric consultation followed by a study of the effect of zone therapy on incurable colic. 2001 Jul 2;163(27):373-8.

 

•Ferber, Goldstein S, et al. Massage therapy by mothers enhances adjustment of circadian rhythms to the nocturnal period in full-term infants. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 2002 Dec: 23(6):410-415.

 

•Ang JY1, Lua JL, Mathur A, Thomas R, Asmar BI, Savasan S, Buck S, Long M, Shankaran S. A randomized placebo-controlled trial of massage therapy on the immune system of preterm infants. Pediatrics. 2012 Dec; 130(6):e1549-58

 

•Hernandez-Reif M, Field T, Largie S, Mora D, Bornsteinb J, Waldman R. Children with Down syndrome improved motor func- tioning and muscle tone following massage therapy. Early Child Development and Care. Volume 176, Issue 3-4, 2006, 395-410

 

•Dieter J, Field T, Hernandez-Reif M, Emory EK, Redzepi M.  Stable Preterm Infants Gain More Weight after Five Days of Massage Therapy. Journal of Pediatric Psychology (2003) 28 (6): 403-411.

•Onozawa K, Glover V, Adams D, Modi N, Kumar RC.  Infant massage improves mother–infant interaction for mothers with postnatal depression.  Journal of Affective Disorders. Volume 63, Issues 1–3, 2001 MAR, 201–207. 

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