"Infant massage is an age old tradition dating back to the beginning of time. Studies have shown that babies that were held, rocked, massaged, and carried showed more compassion and cooperation into their adulthood"
-Vimala McClure - Founder of the International Association of Infant Massage, and author of the book, Infant Massage, a Handbook for Loving Parents.
The power of touch can relax, help with communication and development, and build confidence for the infant and caregiver through creating a stronger bond between the two. Invest in your child’s health and learn tools that will last a lifetime by joining this wonderful and fun, hands on class!
The Next Group Class: 4 Week Workshop Beginning Sunday, July 23rd from 10-11am
Sunday, July 30th from 10-11am
Sunday, August 6th from 10-11am
Sunday, August 13th from 10-11am
Cost: $100 for workshop
Location: Mill Ballet Studio, 243 North Union St, Lambertville, NJ 08530
Contact: 858-603-2282 to save your space today
This Infant Massage Class runs for 4 weeks, meeting once per week, for 60 minutes each class. Every class will include massage technique demonstration, class discussion and social time for parent and baby.
In this class parents will have a forum to exchange ideas, and discuss concerns, pertaining to life with a new baby. Babies will enjoy the benefits of loving touch in a social and safe environment.
Benefits for Babies:
▪ Promotes bonding and attachment.
▪ Relieves discomfort from teething, constipation, gas and colic.
▪ Helps normalize muscle tone and improve blood circulation.
▪ Helps baby sleep better (which helps parents sleep better too).
▪ Stimulates brain development and improves sensory awareness.
▪ Relaxes and helps decrease stress.
Benefits for Parents and Caregivers:
▪ Helps parents feel more comfortable, and confident, in their ability to care for their baby.
▪ Learn to recognize baby's cues, reflexes, and behavioral state’s.
▪ Teaches techniques that will soothe and comfort babies.
▪ Provides an additional avenue for close and nurturing contact
Why Should I take an Infant Massage Class?
Infant massage is an ideal skill for parents to have, because it naturally encompasses all of the elements of the bonding process including eye to eye contact, warmth, scent, vocalizations, skin-to- skin, and responsiveness.
How old should my baby be to attend an Infant Massage Class?
Usually about 6 weeks to one year in age, but baby's can attend as soon as the parents feel comfortable bringing their baby into a social environment. However, babies up to about 8 weeks old have a very short attention span and parents may find themselves taking several breaks during class. This is sometimes worrisome for the parent but it is perfectly acceptable and causes no distraction to the rest of the class.
What if my baby cries during class?
Your baby will cry! A baby's cry is their way of communicating. It is expected, respected, and will not interfere with the class at all. If parents feel uncomfortable, or want some private time, it is OK to leave the room and help baby meet his/her needs.
What if my baby gets hungry during class?
Feed your baby whenever they are hungry. I will go over anything that parents feel they have missed.
What if I miss a class?
I am happy to arrange a time with any parent to go over anything missed. Also, all massage strokes will be reviewed at the beginning of each class.
What should I bring to class?
Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a baby blanket, a regular bed pillow, some oil for massaging (sunflower, safflower, or coconut oil), some snacks if you’d like, and of course, you and baby.
Group Classes: 3 Week Workshop Beginning Sunday, January 13th from 1-2:15pm
Sunday, January 20th from 1-2:15pm
Sunday, January 27th from 1-2:15pm
Cost: $120 for workshop
Location: Dig Yoga, 204 North Union St, Lambertville, NJ 08530
Contact: 609-460-4222 to save your space today
Private Classes for the individual or group are available on an ongoing schedule, please contact me (858-603-2282) for more information and cost.
Location: Private classes in New Hope, PA or your own home.
Group Classes in Lambertville, NJ, New Hope, PA, Pennington, NJ, and Doylestown, PA
All class material is based on, and is in compliance with, information provided by The International Association of Infant Massage and Infant Massage USA.