Back in the day, a malish wali was synonymous with newborn/paediatric care. 

Malish is a time-honoured tradition in India, heavily rooted in science. The practice doesn’t only serve as therapy for newborns, it also aids in physiological functioning, bonding, relief and relaxation. Here are 5 scientific reasons you should consider introducing massage to your newborn’s roster if you haven’t already.

https://www.cloudninecare.com/blog/magic-of-malish-the-science-behind-baby-massages/