Benefits

Infant and Pediatric Massage is both beneficial both for the parent and the child. Anecdotal information and research studies have shown the many positive short term, and long term benefits, of nurturing touch and infant / pediatric massage, not only for babies and children, but for their parents too!

Infant Massage Classes are best for the ages between 3 weeks to just before crawling.

Pediatric Massage Classes are best from 1 year of age and older.

Instructor teaches using a demo doll. Parents massage their own child.

Infant and Pediatric Massage may encourage the following benefits:

BONDING:

  • Focused time and special time together with parent and siblings
  • Promotes secure attachment, self-esteem and respect
  • Caregivers become more “in sync” with baby/child, giving parents the tools to understand the child’s unique rhythms

DEVELOPMENT:

  • Awareness through loving touch and caring attention
  • Improves sleeping patterns
  • Enhances neurological development
  • Improves blood circulation, digestion, and inner equilibrium (balance)
  • Improves cardiac and respiratory output

RELAXATION:

  • Heightens sense of well being
  • Produces Oxytocin
  • Promotes release of nurturing hormones

FUN:

  • Special time between parent and baby/child, and provides nurturing interaction as the baby/child grows!