Father-infant interactions are enhanced by massage therapy

 Conclusion:
By the end of the study, the fathers who massaged their infants were more expressive and showed more enjoyment and more warmth during floor-play interactions with their infants.

Cullen, C., Field, T., Escalona, A. & Hartshorn, K. (2000). Father-infant interactions are enhanced by massage therapy. Early Child Development and Care, 164, 41-47.

Method:
Infants were given massages by their fathers for 15 minutes prior to their daily bedtime for one month.

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