A nurturing touch helps create a healthy, loving bond between infant and parent and/or care-giver. Infant massage helps to strengthen and regulate the baby's primary systems (i.e. respiratory, circulatory, nervous, musculature, and gastrointestinal) and helps in dealing with special needs such as colic, pre-maturity, intestinal difficulties (i.e. excessive gas, constipation, etc.) and helps baby to sleep better.