Nurturing your child with a gentle massage is a wonderful way to bond, soothe and help your child’s development. We will teach you safe massage techniques and stretches, which you can incorporate in your daily routine.

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Being an active participant in the emotional and physical well-being and growth of your child is a rewarding experience. We will incorporate tips on how to enhance your massage experience with your child and will provide you with a bottle of oil to perform the massage. You will also receive a guide of massage techniques with pictures and descriptions and a certificate that you will be able to place in your child’s memory box or scrapbook! We recommend taking this class once your child as reach 4 weeks of age or older. Please consult with your baby’s physicians prior to signing up for the massage class.


Group Infant massage: This is a great way to join other moms or dads and have fun learning to massage your baby. We recommend a group of 8 parent-infant or less per class. A spacious and comfortable space is needed for everyone to view and practice the techniques as they are demonstrated.

  • Infant massage benefits:

    • Eases colic and intestinal gas.
    • Helps soothe teething pain.
    • Helps settle baby to sleep.
    • Bonding experience, stronger love between infant and parent.
    • Improves baby security.
    • Improves communication between parent and baby.
    • Improves body awareness: Increases muscle tone and increases joint flexibility.
    • Reduces baby stress and helps babies coping mechanism from daily stimuli.
    • Strengthens baby’s immune system.
    • Faster weight gain.
    • Study showed that intellectual development is enhanced through early touch, reading scores and IQ’s.
    • Enhances mother’s secretion of prolactin, hormone essential in milk production.
  • Contraindications and precautions of infant massage:

    • Fever. Do not massage if infant has fever.
    • Do not massage over rash, bruise or open wound.
    • Infections.
    • Be very gentle when massaging baby’s head.