Infant massage is a traditional parenting practice in many parts of the world, where generations of mothers/caregivers offer nurturing touch to their babies. It provides a loving connection between parent and baby starting early in life, strengthening this attachment as the baby grows. Today, countless research studies have supported the benefits of infant massage with impressive results for both parent and baby. Babies are able to relax and sleep better, they calm themselves more readily, and they thrive on many areas of infant health and development. Moreover, parents learn a way to better connect with their baby, by reading and being more aware of cues.