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Infant Massage Classes for Parents & Caregivers

Infant Massage Classes for Parents & Caregivers
... Because nurturing touch matters!

Did you know that the sense of touch is the first sense to form in the womb? Touch begins to develop around 8 weeks gestation. Over many weeks, the baby’s body develops the network of nerves that make up the sense of touch. Even while in the womb, a baby can feel things.

Nurturing touch gives parents and caregivers an opportunity to create loving bonds and secure attachments with their infants. Parent-infant attachment is a critical element in the way a child’s brain organizes itself and influences emotional, social,  intellectual, and physical development.

There are documented benefits of infant massage. Some of these benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Improved sleep pattern
  • Enhanced motor development
  • Stress reduction
  • Increased weight gain for premature infants
  • Helps to normalize muscle tone
  • Helps alleviate gas and promote elimination
  • Reduced levels of cortisol, the stress hormone

What can you expect from the training?

A review of the history and benefits of infant massage
  • A review of the contraindications of infant massage
  • A discussion of behavioral states and cues
  • A demonstration of strokes
         Session 1: Legs and feet
             Session 2: Stomach and gas/colic routine
               Session 3: Chest and arms
                 Session 4: Face and back
        • Only the parents and/or caregivers will massage the infants. As the trainer, I will not provide hands-on massage but will instead demonstrate the strokes.
        • Infants should be at least 2 weeks old. Please be sure to consult your infant’s pediatrician before beginning any infant massage program.
        • Handouts of the information covered will be provided during each session.

        Infant Massage Classes for Parents & Caregivers: $25 per session (60-minutes)

        To book your IM Classes for Parents & Caregivers, click Book Online below. 

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