These gentle techniques improve immune response in babies, enhance muscle tone, reduce colic episodes and teething pain, and other issues of infancy. This massage combines well with pediatric CranioSacral and Lymphatic Drainage therapies. Parents with children of any age may learn some of the techniques to use at home. This type of use encourages infant-parent bonding in newborns and adopted children, and may help facilitate parent-child communication in older children, especially during the difficult teen years. Massage strokes were developed from techniques observed in India by an American nurse.