About Infant Massage
There are so many “shoulds” swirling around new parents that can create a lot of anxiety and challenge their ability to listen to their natural parenting instincts. This class encourages parents to trust to their own parental instincts while exploring their baby’s cues and emotional responses to touch.
Facilitator: Brittiney George, CST, CRS, ICI, CEIM, Certified Somatic Therapist and Infant Massage and Baby Signs Educator.
Class size is limited and registration required. To register contact Brittiney George @ 610-389-7866 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The focus of this series is to support you and your little one during your transitional and amazing first year together! It benefits both baby and parent. Parents massage their own babies and learn different strokes each week that aid in tension relief, colic and gas discomfort, increase spatial awareness, and promote bonding and better sleep.
Documented benefits of babies that are massaged regularly include improved sleep patterns, reduction of stress for baby and parent, improved interactions in families, increased weight gain for premature babies, and help in bonding for moms with postpartum depression. In addition, it is safe for medically fragile babies.
What are some additional benefits of infant massage?
- Stimulation: Stimulates circulation, digestion, respiration, immune system, nervous system, and language.
- Relaxation: Relaxing for parents and babies by helping to release stress. It produces calming hormones, and helps to regulate sleep patterns. Babies who are massaged may sleep deeper and longer.
- Relief: Can help to relieve colic, constipation, and gas by improving elimination. Also can be beneficial in relieving pains related to teething and growing.
- Interaction: Helps babies spend more time active and alert for learning and increases bonding and attachments to their parents.
“The gas and colic strokes worked so well and offered great relief. I feel more confident in my relationship with my baby. This class was a gift. I learned so much more than I thought I would.”
— Chris Armstrong, dad to 8 month old
“By week 5 my baby was calmer and open to touch. I already feel so close to him, but this was a great way to continue exploring our relationship.”
— Ali, mother to 9 week old
“This class was a true gift. We enjoyed every moment. It truly exceeded my expectations. Brittiney and Shannon created the ideal, cozy, welcoming environment. I learned so much more than I ever thought I would.”
— Jen M., mom to 5 month old
“Brittiney, Thank you so much for sharing the gift of infant massage with me and my son! I have loved every minute of your class. You are not only informative, but your kindness and love for what you do shines through. I feel so lucky to have been a part of such a wonderful class! Moving forward I plan to take what I have learned and continue to use it daily as part of our nighttime routine. I feel like infant massage has allowed me to gain such a strong bond with my son & I have taught my husband too!!”
— M.M., mom to 3 month old