Skip to content - navigation
Father-infant interactions are enhanced by massage therapy
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.
Infants were given massages by their fathers for 15 minutes prior to their daily bedtime for one month.