Infant massage provides many opportunities to get to know your baby better. It helps the baby with relaxation and sleep, facilitates body awareness through sensory stimulation, aids digestion and elimination, improves blood circulation, and balances respiration. Experiencing massage with your baby will give you tools to use throughout the first year and beyond. The three classes that compose Infant Massage will emphasize the importance of several key elements: Understanding your baby’s behavioral modes and cues; Respecting your baby’s moods and the messages they give you; Creating the right conditions for a successful massage experience; Communicating through massage; and The elements of bonding in massage. In each class there will be practical instructions on different areas of your baby's body and explanatory hand-outs to support practice at home. Parents will also learn how to adapt massage to their growing child. This class provides an opportunity for both parents to develop confidence in comforting and soothing their baby while continuing to build a loving and lasting connection with him/her.
Led by Adriana Liwsky, Certified Educator of Infant Massage