Infant massage is a parent tradition within many ancient cultures that has been re-discovered and adapted for parents and babies around the world. Research conducted through the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine confirms the importance of a secure environment and nurturing touch in the healthy growth, development and maturation of children. According to Vimala McClure, author of Infant Massage, A Handbook for Loving Parents, “Infant massage is an ancient art that connects you deeply with the person who is your baby, and helps you to understand your baby’s particular nonverbal language and respond with love and respectful listening. It empowers you as a parent, for it gives you the means by which you become an expert on your own child.”
Numerous other studies have also shown the many developmental benefits of positive contact as part of baby’s early life. Infant massage is one of the most natural and pleasant methods of providing this early nurturing contact.
You will be learning a full body massage in parts each week, and taking home information to continue the routine from week to week. Have fun learning this wonderful modality in a community of peers and with a certified IMUSA instructor, Lisa Hibberd.
What better gift could you give your baby in this 4 part class, that will help you everyday connect to your baby on a non-verbal level?
Benefits for Infants
– Improved Sleep Patterns
– Reduction of Stress
– Enhanced Motor Development
– Improved Interaction in Family
– Help for Depressed Babies and Mothers
– Increased Weight Gain for Premature Infants
Benefits of Infant Massage for Parents
– Caregivers report feeling more comfortable and confident in their ability to care for baby.
– Parents learn to understand and respond to baby’s cues.
– Parents learn techniques to comfort, calm, and soothe their babies.
– Provides an additional avenue for close and nurturing contact.
Infant massage is one of the most natural and pleasant methods of providing this important early nurturing and an amazing tool for helping parents become closer to their babies.
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