In these classes parents will learn how to use various infant massage strokes on their babies. All strokes will be demonstrated by the instructor on a doll as parents work with their infants. We will discuss specific strokes to relieve colic and gas, improve digestion, help with immune system, sleep, and aid in relaxation. Massage for infants has many other benefits as well: promoting circulation as well as healthy weight gain, mental development, and relief from discomfort & stress. This activity promotes relaxation for both parents and children and creates a loving bond that families can share for years to come! Participants will be encouraged to work at their baby’s pace, and dolls will be provided either so both parents can practice or if your baby is not quite in the mood.
Classes are offered in varying formats to meet different people’s needs
THREE PRIVATE IN-HOME SESSIONS–45-60 MINUTE SESSIONS That are baby Led – $250
In-Home private massage instruction is available to help make learning baby massage more convenient for you. During the 45-60 minute sessions we will cover as many massage strokes as possible. An extra doll will be available so that more than one care giving adult can practice alongside. Classes are broken up into 3 sessions, ideally one session a week, to provide parents time to practice the learned strokes and ask questions at the next session.
The Benefits of Loving Touch for Your Baby
- Promote strong bonding between you and your baby
- Provide stress release and relaxation for both you and your child
- Stimulate the nervous system to help brain development
- Aid digestion and elimination
- Improve sleep and nursing patterns
- Strengthen the circulatory system to promote appropriate weight gain
- Put you in tune with your baby, and help you feel more confident in caring for your child
THREE SMALL GROUP IN-HOME SESSIONS–45-60 MINUTE SESSIONS That are baby Led – $150 per person up to 5 people
Hosting a small group for In-Home massage instruction is also available. During the 45-60 minute sessions we will cover as many massage strokes as possible. As with the private sessions, extra dolls will be available so that more than one caregiving adult can practice alongside. Classes are broken up into 3 sessions, ideally one session a week, to provide parents time to practice the learned strokes and ask questions.