Baby massage is a trend in India for ages. Ayurveda massage is very soothing and relaxing even for adults; however, for kids of different age groups, different patterns are followed.
Skin of a new born baby is tender, that’s why hands cannot be used during the initial days. A soft wheat dough ball is used for the first six days for a new born infant. Almond oil and little bit of turmeric is also used. Almond oil is appropriately used before wheat dough ball is rubbed on baby’s body. This pattern is followed for 6 days after the birth. Always remember that massage is given to the baby before the bath. Massage with hands shouldn’t be given to the baby, unless it turns a month old. Neck, hands, waist, back, legs should be massaged daily for the first 3 months as these body parts need to gain enough strength to bear weight of the body.