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