would love to know from experienced moms whether malish /massage is necessary/helpful for the mother & new born from an external person...


Hi Preeti! I did not do any malish for myself and for baby i did myself. I wasnt comfortable  about malishwali for my child so did it myself

Preeti P

so agree with your views Priya..thank u.. it's just that so much of info is floating around these days..helps to know from other moms.
from when did u start? as even u maybe weak post delivery

Reema Tibrewala

hi preeti...scientifically no logic on maalish for either...it's only for new moms to relax lil...for baby it again calms n relaxes...no logic of bone being strong etc...in foreign countries they don't do it but babies also grow right...

Dr. Payal M

I beg to differ. maalish when done correctly is supposed to be great for neuromuscular development of a baby. it doesn't mean those who dont do it won't develop as much of anything like tht..
in fact I have been told tht even docs abroad r recognising the benefits of a good maalish fr babies. I'll post relevant links when I find a good source.
And if u think abt it..we go for spas n massage etc as it has so many benefits right..

Preeti P

Dr Payal, I would want to massage the baby myself. is that advisable or going for a malishwali?

Sheeba Vijesh

If you are confident about massaging the baby, then you can do it yourself. Its also great for bonding with the baby and relaxes baby, i have found my baby sleeping better when massaged. Maalishwalis, on the other hand, may have experience doing baby massages, and you can employ their services for a few days and learn from them, if you don't know how to do it.

Sonia Gupta

agree with Shiba..baby relaxed and gets better sleep after message..i employed a maalishwali for a month learned and also saw some videos of baby message for better learning..now m doing message of my baby before bath and before bedtime...it relaxed him and also give us a gr8 fun time..baby enjoys the message more when done by moms i guess

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