Infant Massage is the art or method, of lovingly stroking your baby in a sequence of moves geared towards a solid bonding with baby, while enhancing growth and healthy development. It is well known that Infant Massage relieves a host of baby issues from teething, gas and colic pain to decreasing the production of stress hormones in both baby and parent. It stimulates all systems of the baby’s body to develop more rapidly and efficiently. Very importantly, Infant Massage relaxes both babies and parents.
Benefits of Infant Massage: Empowered Parent & Happy Baby.
Babies are brought into a world of sensory overload filled with new sounds, new sights, tactile stimulation and yet, with very limited skills to communicate. Their only voice is the cry.
You as a new parent face numerous challenges including sleep deprivation, multiple feeding schedules and most difficult of all, learning about this new little human you’ve created. As a certified Infant Massage Educator/Specialist, a former RN and founder of Perfect Baby Infant Massage, I understand that being a new parent can be stressful for both infant and parents. I see my role as a guide to help you with the beginnings of this joyful journey called parenting.
The proven benefits of infant massage are numerous and most importantly, it empowers you as a parent. Infant Massage, especially the way I teach it, will give you the finest bonding and nurturing with your baby. In all of the frantic excitement and exhaustion of being a new parent, it teaches you how to read your babies verbal and non-verbal language, a very important skill. You will master it!
You will learn techniques to soothe and relax baby through massaging, by relieving the tension built up from a long day of environmental stimulation. Your baby will sleep more easily & more deeply.
For the infant, my massage techniques offer specific benefits for the rapid development of baby’s physical, psychological, and physiological growth.
As a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, a former Registered Nurse and founder of Perfect Baby Infant Massage, I understand that being a new parent can be stressful for both babies and parents. I see my role as a guide to help you get started on this amazing journey called parenting. To me, new parents are the most important people in this world. I believe in you!
Infant massage class. What should I expect?
During our three group classes, each parent works directly with their own baby, while Meredith, Infant Massage Specialist, demonstrates massage strokes on a certified, life size baby doll. In total, 40+ infant massage strokes are taught, each focusing on a different region of the baby’s body, such as the abdomen to benefit digestion and relieve gas discomfort, and the legs to stimulate muscle tone and development.
As we relax in a warm room, the baby/parent duos sit together on king sized puff, which promotes the feeling of a shared experience. These stress free classes are baby led. We begin each 1 hour lesson in a fashion similar to yoga, with the parent taking a moment to acknowledge their special little one and show respect by asking permission to massage. Care is taken to give individual attention to each duo and address each child’s needs. Classes incorporate baby’s entire body. The first session includes the legs, feet and abdomen. The second session we do chest, arms, face and conclude with baby's back. In session three we do the whole body, working out any problems encountered and clearing up any questions that have arisen.
Since I believe communication among the parents is important, too, I prefer to limit the classes to six to eight duos. For parents who desire more personalized attention, I also offer private lessons. Each family is given copies of the infant massage strokes for at home practice and a bottle of oil. Parents also receive my own Perfect Baby Handouts a "how to" packet loaded with tips on colic, sleeping and much more to help you with this wonderful experience called parenting.
After each session, you are more than welcome to call with any questions. 617.733.1850MORE about the CLASSES
Isn't it time to add infant massage to your pregnancy checklist, and give both you and your baby the perfect head start?
As you learn about the amazing benefits of Infant Massage, you may have questions. Please don’t hesitate to call me at 617.733.1850. Thank you! -Meredith,Infant Massage Specialist.