Infant Massage Classes and Consultation

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“Touch is the first sense to develop in utero n it is the last sense to leave us. Research indicates that our sense of touch develops in the time frame of 6-9 weeks gestation. Our skin is our largest organ and man’s most important and primary connection to the world.  Well known anthropologist Dr. Ashley Montagu wrote: “Human beings cannot survive without touch; it is a basic behavioral need.” Without touch, the human infant will surely die. With healthy touch, the human infant not only survives, but thrives.” – Vimala McClure (founder of the International Association of Infant Massage)

  • Benefits of Infant Massage


    It is a natural law that humans need nurturing touch to develop healthy bodies, minds, spirits, and relationships throughout life. As parents and caregivers we are the first to introduce nurturing touch to our children.

    The benefits of massaging our babies in their first year of life, include:

    • interaction between baby and its caregiver which promotes bonding
    • stimulation of all the body’s systems which in turn promotes health and growth
    • relief from ailments such as gas and colic, constipation and growing pains
    • relaxation, which helps to promote sleep and behavior regulation through hormonal balancing.
  • The Classes

    #2During the 4 Weeks of classes, you will learn an easy and effective routine for massaging your baby.  Each week a different area of the body will be covered.  There will be opportunity to review the strokes and ask questions. You will learn a specific routine for easing colic and gas. Please bring extra receiving blankets and diapering supplies! We will provide you with a massage oil appropriate for babies, (if your baby has a known sensitivity be sure to let us know ahead of time). Older children, partners and primary caregivers are welcome!
    Check the schedule for the next series. Classes are kept to a small number of participants in order to avoid over stimulating babies, and their tired caregivers

  • Private Consultation

    #3If a series doesn’t work for you, or if you can’t wait for the next set of classes, we offer one on one consultations with our instructor. During a one hour session, the basic strokes will be demonstrated and discussed, with a focus on whichever areas you and baby need extra attention.  Additionally, you will be shown the colic and gas routine, to help reduce tension and agitation in the digestion system of your baby.  You will receive a full set of hand outs and a sample size bottle of baby safe massage oil to get you started!

    Follow up emails and phone calls are welcomed.

    Contact our instructor directly to arrange a consultation:

Did You Know?

Infants have six distinct behavioural states of consciousness.

Babies are such a nice way to start people – Don Herold

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