INFANT MASSAGE CLASSES
Moms, Dads, Siblings, Grandparents, Anyone can learn!
Parents enjoy learning to massage their babies. It promotes bonding and attachment. A number of important elements help form the bond between parent and child. These include sharing eye-to-eye contact, skin-to-skin contact, facial expressions, soothing sounds, cuddling, and smell. Infant massage incorporates these critical elements of bonding and provides a special time that fosters mutual love, compassion, and respect. Additionally, parents have an opportunity to chat with other parents and share their experiences. Learning infant massage helps parents have a focused one-on-one time with their baby. During infant massage classes, there are no "performance standards." Massage is done at the pace the babies are willing to accept.
Just some of the many benefits:
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.
Promotes bonding and attachment
•How Will I Be Born –Jean Sutton
•Essential Exercises for the Childbearing Year –Elizabeth Nobel
•When Baby Brings the Blues
•Touch – Tiffany Field
•Touching –Ashley Montegue
•Biology of Belief –Bruce Lipton
•Pre-parenting –Thomas R Verney
•The Mind of Your Newborn –Chamberlain
•Your Amazing Newborn –Klaus
•Infant Massage –Vimala McClure
•in the USA –Marsden Wagner
•Baby Massage –Amelia Auckett
•Baby Massage –Heath/Bainbridge
•Baby Massage –Peter Walker
•Have a Smarter Baby-Ludington
•The Scientification of Love –Michele Odent
•Parenting Begins Before Conception –Carista Luminare-Rosen
•A Child is Born –Nilsson/Hamberger
•The Aware Baby –Solter
•Earthbabies –Wendy McCord
•Secrets of the Baby Whisperer –Tracey Hogg
•“No-Cry” Sleep Solution, and more –by Elizabeth Pantley
•Birth Without Violece –Leboyer
•Advances in Touch-Brazelton
•Calming Your Fussy Baby-Brazelton
•The Baby Book –Sears
Complete Baby and Child Care –Miriam Stoppard
•Nature, Nurture and the Power of Love –Lipton
•Pregnant in America
•Business of Being Born
•Origins of Love and Violence-Prescott
•The Intelligence of Play-Brown/Pearce/and more
•Between Humans and Horses –McCord
•What Babies Want –Takikawa
•I am Your Child –Rob Reiner Foundation
•Laboring Under an Illusion –Elson
•The Happiest Baby on the Block
•Dunstan Baby Language
•It’s Baby Time
•Discovering the Mind of the Prenate-Chamberlain
- A Child's Gift of Lullabyes, By Tanya Goodman
- The Rock-a-Bye Collection, By Tanya Goodman
- One Light, One Sun, By Raffi
- Rise and Shine, By Raffi
- Night Time, Catch That Train, Family Dance, House Party, By Dan Zanes
- True Nature, By Leslie Lembo & Bruce Begeno