Infant massage (or baby massage) provides the same benefits to your baby that you get when you get a massage.Research has shown that infant massage:
Relaxes your baby and reduces crying
Improves the quality and length of your baby’s sleep
Helps reduce stress by stimulating soothing hormones like oxytocin
Aids digestion and relieves colic pain
Improves circulation and baby’s overall health
Encourages bonding and connection between caregiver and baby
Stimulates your baby’s neurological development
This class is offered in a 1.5 hour workshop for expecting and new parents.New parents are encouraged to bring their baby with as we learn massage strokes that help with relaxation, aid digestion, provide relief from teething pain, and alleviate discomfort from nasal congestion.We will also learn some baby yoga movements that gently stretch and help align your baby’s spine.This is a great chance to connect, share experiences, and learn from other expecting and new parents while having fun.
Baby-friendly massage oils, (should you chose to use them) will be provided, as well as towels and yoga mats for some extra comfort.Parents/caregivers will also receive handouts that depict the massage strokes taught in class for reference.
Sat. January 18th: 9-10:30am
Sun. February 16th: 9-10:30am
Sat. March 14th: 9-10:30am
Jaime Middaugh – Licensed Parent Educator and Certified Instructor of Infant Massage
Jaime holds a teaching license in both Elementary Education and Parent Education, with a Masters of Education in Family and Parent Education from the University of Minnesota.She also holds certifications as an instructor of Infant Massage and Baby Sign Language.She has over 10 years experience teaching in both elementary school and ECFE (early childhood family education) settings.She has always had a passion for supporting caregivers and their young children during the first, most formative years.Jaime is also a recently new mom to Brielle (almost 2) and Brice (10 months), and is enjoying every moment with them.