Jenn Gearey of the Ottawa Sun writes about a program teaching mothers how to massage their babies.
"Baby massage provides relaxation, relief and stimulation," says Jill Vyse, an Ottawa baby massage instructor since 1990.
Stroking and and massaging the baby seems like an excellent way to help the baby's body develop the oxytocin response. The baby learns what it feels like to be touched in a safe and secure situation and comes to understand on the somatic level what loving touch is.
I'd bet that babies who've been massaged will grow up to enjoy sex, to easily fall in love with emotionally healthy people and to live contentedly with a mate.
I'm jealous of these babies!