All babies can reap the benefits of massage, but premature babies, in particular, can benefit from the healing power of touch.
WHY INFANT MASSAGE?
You need nothing but a nurturing touch to connect with your baby and create a bond that will last a lifetime. Daily massage has so many benefits for a baby including improved blood circulation, sleep, muscle tone, mind-body connection, digestion, self-regulation, and body awareness, and more! Caregivers who practice Infant Massage on a daily basis may experience less postpartum depression, improved stimulation in lactation, improved confidence in caring for their baby, a better understanding of the baby, and improved sleep and relaxation.
Parents or caregivers and all babies 0-12 months are welcome to take an Infant Massage Class. All babies can reap the benefits of massage, but premature babies, in particular, can benefit from the healing power of touch. If your baby is in the NICU or has been discharged from the hospital, massage is an evidence-based practice that shows scientifically proven cognitive and physical growth.
WE OFFER AN INFANT MASSAGE COURSE
Making the decision to take an Infant Massage Course is an investment for the well-being of your child, both physically and emotionally. A certified Infant Massage Educator will teach you all you need to know to make Infant Massage a part of your daily routine. The classes are baby-led, slow-paced, and held in a calm, baby-friendly environment. Mothers, fathers, and caretakers can follow along with the baby if baby allows, or dolls are provided (if needed) to practice the stroke maneuvers. There are five total sessions, with one week in between each session to practice the strokes.
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