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Benefits of massage for Colic

Benefits of massage for Colic

Colic is a condition that affects many infants and can cause excessive crying and discomfort. While the exact cause of colic is unknown, massage therapy has been shown to have several benefits for relieving the symptoms of colic in infants. Some of the benefits of massage for colic include:

  1. Promoting relaxation: Massage can help to calm and relax the infant, which can reduce their stress and discomfort.

  2. Stimulating digestion: Massage can help to stimulate the digestive system, which can improve the infant's digestion and reduce gas and bloating.

  3. Reducing muscle tension: Massage can help to release muscle tension and ease discomfort in the infant.

  4. Improving sleep: Massage can help to promote better sleep in infants, which can help to reduce the symptoms of colic.

  5. Enhancing parent-infant bonding: Massage can help parents to bond with their infants, which can have positive effects on both the infant and parent.

Our Little by The Base Collective Baby Balm is the perfect addition to any massage routine as it has been carefully formulated with Magnesium to help relax their muscles, lavender to soothe the mind (for mum and bub) and chamomile to soothe and nourish the skin. 

If you are interested in massaging your baby with colic, it is important to follow some basic guidelines to ensure that the massage is safe and effective. Here are some steps you can follow to massage your baby with colic:

  1. Choose a comfortable and quiet environment: Find a quiet and calm place to massage your baby, where both you and your baby can relax.

  2. Get your baby ready: Make sure your baby is comfortable and not hungry or too full. Also, make sure that your baby's diaper is clean and that they are dressed in comfortable and loose-fitting clothing.

  3. Use gentle and firm strokes: Start by using gentle and firm strokes on your baby's back, starting at the shoulders and moving down to the buttocks. Use light pressure and circular motions to help release any tension or gas in the baby's abdomen.

  4. Focus on the legs: Pay extra attention to your baby's legs, as they tend to hold a lot of tension. Use gentle and firm strokes to massage the legs, starting at the thighs and moving down to the feet.

  5. Massage the feet: Massage your baby's feet by using gentle pressure and circular motions. This can help to stimulate the digestive system and promote relaxation.

  6. Finish with a soothing touch: Finish the massage with a soothing touch, such as holding your baby's hands or cuddling them close to your body. This can help to calm your baby and promote bonding.

Remember, it is important to always listen to your baby's cues and stop the massage if your baby becomes uncomfortable or distressed. It is also important to work with a qualified massage therapist or healthcare professional who has experience working with infants, especially if your baby has any health conditions or concerns.


The information provided on this blog is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as medical advice. The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this blog. Reliance on any information provided by this blog is solely at your own risk. The Base Collective and their affiliates are not responsible for any errors or omissions in the content or for any actions taken based on the information provided on this blog.

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