Upcoming 2019 Infant Massage Classes
Location: 185 Center Ave. 2nd fl. Westwood, NJ
Cost: $125 for a series of 3 classes
All classes are held from 10am-12pm
- Feb. 5th, 12th, 19th
- March 5th, 12th, 19th
- April 2nd, 9th, 16th
- May 7th, 14th, 21st
- June: 4th, 11th, 18th
- July 2nd, 9th, 16th
- Aug. 6th, 13th, 20th
- Sept. 3rd, 10th, 17th
- Oct. 1st, 8th, 15th
- Nov. 5th, 12th, 19th
- Dec. 8th, 10th, 17th
To Register: RSVP at email@example.com
Bring check or cash, or mail a check made out to Women’s Holistic Healing to:
Women’s Holistic Healing
185 Center Ave. 2nd fl.
Westwood, New Jersey 07675
**Walk-ins accepted, space permitting.
To find out of there is space available day of class, please call Trish: (201) 384-4955
What to bring
Your beautiful baby, a yoga mat & anything your baby will need.
About Infant Massage:
According to Infant Massage USA.org:
“Infant massage is a parent tradition within many ancient cultures that has been re-discovered and adapted for parents and babies around the world.
Research conducted through the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine by Dr. Tiffany Field, Ph.D. in the 1980s made Infant Massage more visible. Her research confirmed the importance of a secure environment and nurturing touch in the healthy growth, development and maturation of children.
To learn more, please visit the following link: http://www6.miami.edu/touch-research
According to Vimala McClure, author of Infant Massage, A Handbook for Loving Parents
“Infant massage is an ancient art that connects you deeply with the person who is your baby, and helps you to understand your baby’s particular nonverbal language and respond with love and respectful listening. It empowers you as a parent, for it gives you the means by which you become an expert on your own child.”
Mothers in numerous cultures dating back as far as 3000 B.C have practiced therapeutic Infant Massage.”
In the U.S., a resurgence of Infant Massage occurred as a result of Vilma McClure, who had visited India in the 1970s and recognized that babies in orphanages without proper nutrients became healthier, grew & developed appropriately because they received daily massages. Thank you Vilma McClure for all you have done to enhance the lives of babies everywhere in the world!
Numerous other studies have also shown the many developmental benefits of positive contact as part of baby’s early life. Infant massage is one of the most natural and pleasant methods of providing this early nurturing contact.
What better gift could you give your baby in just 15 minutes of your time?
Benefits of Infant Massage1:
Infant massage provides these benefits in 4 distinct ways:
Stimulates all the systems of the body including the:
- Nervous system
- Circulatory system
- Respiratory system
- Elimination system
- Immune system
Stimulates the release of oxytocin, known as the cuddle hormone (is released in both parent and child), prolactin (promoting milk production in the mother) and other endorphins.
Reduces muscle stiffness and normalizes muscle tone.
- Helps relieve tension built up from all the stimulation in the baby’s environment
- Helps babies handle sensory stimulation and respond in a relaxed manner
- Helps babies sleep better
- Helps regulate sleep/wake cycle
- Touch combined with vocalization helps reduce pain levels up to 80%
- Helps tone digestive tract
- Helps alleviate gas and promote elimination
- Releases hormones for food absorption
- Releases endorphins, natural pain killers, to ease emotional distress
BONDING AND ATTACHMENT
- Infant massage draws on all the elements of bonding and attachment
- Eye-to-eye contact, skin-to-skin, body scent, vocalization, taste, responsiveness
- Hormones stimulated by infant massage promote bonding and attachment between parent and baby
1. from Infant Massage USA
What People are saying about Trish’s Infant Massage Classes:
“Trish is such a warm welcoming person, the class atmosphere was very relaxed”
“Thank you for a wonderful experience”
“I like learning the best or new way to soothe our baby”
“The skills we learned are something my husband and I will always treasure as a way to bond with our daughter and future children”
Who is it for?
For babies 3 weeks to six months old
This class is for everyone from moms and dads to care providers to grandmothers and grandfathers. All who love babies are welcome to attend these classes.
Special classes for moms and dads-to- be!
Makes a Great Baby Shower Gift!! Gift Certificates Available!