Infant Massage (IM) Instruction

Teaches parents/caregivers the gentle and unique art of providing nurturing and loving touch to infants by using basic massage techniques. As a result of learning IM, parents/caregivers will enhance the attachment and bonding process with their babies which include eye-to-eye contact, skin-to-skin contact, facial expressions, soothing sounds, cuddling, and smell. Such bonding helps to foster love, compassion, and respect between both parent and child, thus giving infants a strong sense of security and protection early in life. Other benefits of IM include:

  • Relaxes child and helps to decrease stress for you and your baby.
  • Relieves discomfort from constipation, gas, and colic.
  • Helps normalize muscle tone and improve blood circulation.
  • Helps baby sleep better (and, therefore, parents sleep better!).
  • Stimulates brain development and improves sensory awareness.
  • Babies cry less, as the parent is more responsive to babies’ cues.