"If you become a teacher of your child, the relationship will be everlasting.
If you become parent of your child, then after the first eighteen years you have to depart."
Give your baby the best possible start in life, learn how to massage your baby.
The ancient practice of Infant Massage is a unique and wonderful way to deepen the bond you have with your child.
Nurturing touch is a naturally rewarding way to relieve stress for both you and your baby. Touch has been shown to decrease levels of Cortisol (stress hormone) in our bodies.
Infant Massage Deepens Bonding:
Infant Massage provides you with essential one-on-one time that will enhance your family bonding, understanding and ability to nurture.
Infant Massage Improves Communication:
Touch is our first form of communication. So it is always natural to assume that communicating through touch enhances your ability to understand your baby’s special needs and respond appropriately.
Infant Massage Contributes to Development:
Stimulates growth and healthy development. The systems of the body are stimulated during massage which assists in the absorption of nutrients and elimination of what is not needed
Infant Massage Helps Baby to Sleep Better:
Not only does massage help your baby to release stress which builds daily from new experiences, it allows them to relax.
Learn massage for your infant or toddler, using personal step-by-step instruction from a Licensed Massage Therapist.
Infant Massage 4-week Series:
- In the series, we will meet weekly for four weeks.
- Each session runs approximately 60 minutes.
- Materials will be provided to help support your practice.
- Massage oil will also be provided.
- This class is designed for babies from three weeks through pre-crawling.
The majority of the class is hands-on: using a doll to learn the techniques. You will gain confidence in handling your child, learn to read your baby's cues creating a loving bond through nurturing touch.
*All family members welcomed
*Dads, grandparents, support persons and sibling are invited to attend and participate in the massage
Bring with You:
Your baby, 3 weeks to 11 months old
Baby's usual supplies
Towel or blanket
Doll to practice on, if you have one
Cushion or mat for yourself to sit on, as the massage takes place on the floor
Wear Loose, comfortable clothes