Giving your baby a nurturing and loving massage is a wonderful gift that you can offer. Touch is one of the most important sensory experiences, as it can bring peace and comfort. Massaging your baby helps strengthen the bond between parent and child, even helping reduce or eliminate mild PPD in mothers. This helps stimulate different body systems including digestion/elimination, helping to relieve pain caused by gas/colic. In this course, mothers will be guided in learning to massage their babies. There will be time for group discussion about topics relating to massaging their infants as well as other topics of interest to the group. Always remember that your baby’s needs come first and you are welcome to let your sleeping baby sleep through the class while you practice with a doll, or if baby is having a fussy day and just doesn’t feeling like participating you are still welcome to observe and join our discussion!
- Participants are asked to bring a plasticized change pad and at least 2 receiving blankets (or towels) with them to class.
- Mobile babies under the age of 12 months are welcome.
- A $2 fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class for the baby massage oil.
- The last class is on November 1. This is a 7-week course.
Instructor: Patricia Olinik, CIMI (Certified Infant Massage Instructor), RMT (Registered Massage Therapist)
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