Infant massage can help to relief the injection or venipuncture pain of a baby

  

A study was done in 2016 investigating the effect of upper limb massage on relieving pain among infants undergoing venipuncture or injection in Hong Kong.  Eighty babies were divided into 2 groups, while one group of babies received 2 minutes massage before the venipuncture. 

The results showed that babies received massage had a

significant lower pain score than the other non-massage group babies.  This research indicates that massage can tone down the muscle tense and stress of a baby so they will be more easily to accept the stimulation and feel less pain.

 

** Source – The American Society for Pain Management Nursing 2016

 

按摩有助於減低抽血或打針對寶寶

帶來的痛楚

 

有報告指出,在抽血或打針前,為寶寶要接受打針的部位

按摩,可減低寶寶對痛楚的感覺及反應。有機構把80個嬰兒分為2組, 為其中一組嬰兒在準備打針或抽血前在其上肢做

2分鐘按摩,結果指出,有做接摩的嬰兒對打針或抽血後帶來的痛楚感覺大大減低。由此可見,按摩可有效放鬆寶寶

繃緊的肌肉及其緊張的情緒,令他們比較容易接受外來的

刺激及所帶來的痛楚。

 

** 資料來源 : The American Society for Pain Management Nursing 2016