Cuteness overload: Baby enjoys a full body massage

This baby is having the time of his life, if you can call it as such. But as you may see in the video below, he is enjoying the massage; There is no doubt about it.

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The baby smiles and sometimes giggle a bit while receiving the simple body massage. He turns his head from left to right while lying on his stomach, as if saying, "Yes dad! That's it.. that's the way to do it!".

But with all the cuteness overload this video may have, there is more to giving babies a massage. According to Tiffany Field, PhD, director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine:
When you give your baby a massage, you're actually stimulating her central nervous system
That sets off a chain reaction: It makes her brain produce more serotonin, a feel-good chemical, and less cortisol, a hormone that's secreted in response to stress. As a result, your baby's heart rate and breathing slow down, and she becomes more relaxed. 
Massages also improve babies' emotional well-being. The "affectionate touch and rhythmic movement are among the most powerful forms of communication between babies and their parents, so they're great ways for you to bond", said K. Mark Sossin, PhD, director of the Parent-Infant Research Nursery at Pace University, in New York City.

Watch the video:

The baby's reaction is just priceless.

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Sources: Baby Center, Parents.Com

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