Infant Massage Instruction
Do you want to connect with your child at a deeper level?
By giving your child a massage you get to connect with your child on a much deeper level, and is great for both parents. If you are a working parent it is a great way to connect with your child when you get back home. It will help relax you and them.
Do you want to build a bond that can last forever?
Learn your child’s cues so you will be able to communicate on a deeper level and teach them about communication and healthy boundaries. Because of the loving and respectful bond that gets created, children that have received regular massages have grown up to have longer and more trusting relationships.
Do you want to be able to help your child with colic, cry less, and sleep better?
Studies have shown that infant massage can help reduce the discomfort and pain that comes with colic, others have shown that babies that receive regular massage from their parent cry less and sleep longer and better.
Do you want to give your child that will extra boost in life?
Infant massage can help their immune system develop and function at its best. It can help their brain development by assisting in the development of nerve stimulation and growth. It can help with their social skills and interactions, as they learn to communicate in a health manner.
Learn about all the great benefits of learning to massage your child. Learn how to teach your child how to communicate, and in a healthy way. Learn to teach your child about healthy touch and healthy boundaries. Learn the proper time to massage your baby and when not to (it is generally counter-intuitive to when you think).
You can learn how to massage your infant before you have your baby or after you have had your baby. I provide a practice doll during class, so if you have not had your baby or if they are just not in the mood, you can still learn.
Instruction can be taught on an individual basis or as a group (great thing to do is several of you are expecting around the same time). Great baby shower gift!
Instruction is done in your own home so you do not have to worry about driving anywhere, unless of course you are doing it as a group then you might have to drive to a family member or friend’s house. You will be in your own home, so you will be more relaxed and your baby will most likely be more relaxed.
Studies on Infant Massage
For the studies listed below and many more please see Touch Research Institute
Field, T., Schanberg, S., Davalos, M., & Malphurs, J. (1996). Massage with oil has more positive effects on normal infants. Pre and Perinatal Psychology Journal, 11, 75-80.
"As compared with infants who received massage without oil, infants who received massage with oil were less active, showed fewer stress behaviors and head averting, and their saliva cortisol levels decreased more. Also, vagal activity increased following massage with oil versus massage without oil."
Cullen, C., Field, T., Escalona, A. & Hartshorn, K. (2000). Father-infant interactions are enhanced by massage therapy. Early Child Development and Care, 164, 41-47.
"Infants were given massages by their fathers for 15 minutes prior to their daily bedtime for one month. By the end of the study, the fathers who massaged their infants were more expressive and showed more enjoyment and more warmth during floor-play interactions with their infants."
Hernandez-Reif, M., Diego, M. & Field, T. (2007). Preterm infants show reduced stress behaviors and activity after 5 days of massage therapy. Infant Behavior & Development, 30, 557-561.
"The preterm infants in the massage therapy group received three 15-min massages each day for 5 consecutive days, with the massages consisting of moderate pressure stroking to the head, shoulders, back, arms and legs and kinesthetic exercises consisting of flexion and extension of the limbs. The preterm infants receiving massage therapy showed fewer stress behaviors and less activity from the first to the last day of the study."
Field, T., & Hernandez-Reif, M., (2001). Sleep problems in infants decrease following massage therapy. Early Child Development and Care, 168, 95-104.
"Infants and toddlers with sleep onset problems were given daily massages by their parents for 15 minutes prior to bedtime for one month. Based on parent diaries the massaged versus the control children (who were read bedtime stories) showed fewer sleep delay behaviors and had a shorter latency to sleep onset by the end of the study. Forty-five minute behavior observations by an independent observer also revealed more time awake, alert and active and more positive affect in the massaged children by the end of the study."
Appointments available in the Phoenix, AZ area and beyond; including Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Mesa, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley, Apache Junction, Higley, San Tan Valley, Queen Creek and beyond.
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Traveling massage is also known as: in home massage, at home massage, house call massage, in room massage, mobile massage, on call massage, on site massage, out call massage, on location massage
You can get a great massage if you are in your own home, rental home, condo, apartment, resort, vacation home, hotel, office, hospital, convalescent care, hospice care, or at an event.
All Massage therapy appointments are provided by a professionally trained Arizona State Licensed Massage Therapist (also known as LMT). Licensed massage therapists are also known as certified or registered massage therapist.