INFANTS AND CHILDREN
INFANT MASSAGE INSTRUCTION FOR FAMILIES
First and foremost, babies want attention, and they want to be touched.
They thrive in proportion to the amount of time they are picked up, held, and cuddled. Nothing is more vital to their growth and development, not even food.
Private lessons are held in the family home and consist of two sessions of about 90 minutes each. Group classes are possible, see contact page to inquire. In both settings, parents will master all they need to know in order to begin massaging their own infants, reviving a timeless practice with benefits for the entire family.
Daily massage gives Baby a predictable routine that is pleasurable for all and fosters communication, as well as:
- Helps relieve teething pain and colic
- Soothes gassy belly
- Helps babies learn how to self-regulate calm, reduces crying
- Fosters longer, deeper sleep time
- Stimulates the release of growth hormone, promotes neuromuscular development
- Teaches parents how to read their infants' cues, lets Baby know her cues are respected
- Can prevent or alleviate post-partum blues, due to enhanced infant bonding
2 90-minute private lessons in family home $250
For group lessons, please contact me to inquire
“Every night I rub my two hands together and Connor smiles because he knows that a massage is coming. Thank you Megan for teaching me how to relax Connor and connect with him in a very special way. Our nighttime massage is a ritual that we both look forward to each night. And boy does he love it! He sleeps like, well, a baby....”
Debra, mother of Connor
IN-OFFICE PEDIATRIC MASSAGE
Massage is done with a parent in the room for all children aged 10 and younger.
For older children the parent's presence in the room is optional. All pediatric massage is done with the child's full consent, and is performed through clothing or the child may wear underwear if comfortable. Full draping used at all times. Pediatric massage can be helpful in addressing such conditions as stress, anxiety, TMJ Syndrome and athletic recovery.
Bring or wear loose, comfortable clothing for this session.
1 Hour $120
Package of 6 $650 (save 10%)