嬰幼兒按摩的好處得以再三證實：除了有助於增進親子間的親密感 (Bonding) 及依附感 (Attachment)，在澳洲大部分照顧高危險群嬰兒(早產兒及特殊需要兒童)醫療單位亦有採用。因可提升身體體質，減少疾病，提早出院。嬰幼兒按摩不再只是書本或雜誌上看到的知識，而是家長和寶寶之間愛的交流，更是強身健體的「天然補品」。
1. Natural touch has a significant positive impact on the infant’s perceptual-cognitive and motor development and on the parenting process
After kangaroo care interactions were more positive at 37 weeks gestational age. At 3 months, mothers and fathers of kangaroo care infants were more sensitive and provide a better home environment. At 6 months, the mother provided kangaroo care were more sensitive and infants scored higher on Bayley Mental Developmental index( KC: mean: 96.39; controls mean: 91.81) and the Psychomotor Developmental index( KC: mean: 85.47; controls: mean:80.53)
2. Natural touch has a significant positive impact on the pre-term infants’ physical, motor skills and mental development
Studies conducted with premature infants and massage are increase in weight gain (up to a 47% increase in weight per day!) and alert states, massaged babies are discharged an average of 6 days earlier (with some being discharged up to 3 weeks earlier) reducing their hospital costs by $10, 000! (USD). The infants were also found to have superior motor skills and mental development in follow up appointments .8 months after the study had concluded.
3. Natural touch has a significant positive impact on the post-natal depression women
A study conducted in 1996 in the U.K demonstrated that infant massage classes, in addition to group counseling sessions resulted in an improved condition of both the mothers and their infants. In the test group, massaged infants displayed significant weight gain, improvement in Colorado Child Temperament Inventory scores for emotionality, sociability, and the ability to be soothed. In addition to this there was a noted improvement in their biochemical stress measures.
4. Natural touch has a significant positive impact on the bonding developing of baby and his father
Research conducted in 1992, 12 weeks baby with father baby massage daily it shows more eye contact, smiling and orienting response to father.. A specific activity with Baby that Dad can get involved in can help alleviate feelings that they are being left out. (This can be common when Mum is breast-feeding and looking after the baby all day).