Massaging is a traditional practice still prevalent in India. Usually parents mull over which oil to use. While some choose the age-old coconut oil even the new-age mineral oil has gained a lot of popularity during recent times. If you have been wondering which option is better here's what you should know about the two. Also read about what experts has to say about massaging your baby. Coconut oil is better than mineral oil -- why? Oil massage for infants is known to improve blood circulation and bone density  the practice has become popular in neonatal intensive care units.