Learn infant massage from the comfort of your home in this private on-demand course! Get started bonding and helping your baby in just 20 minutes. Premium Course, Full Course, and Mini-Courses available. Add modules as you want to deepen your technique – learn a little or learn a lot!
Lifetime Access | 8 Modules | 3 Downloadable Cheat Sheets l Support
Improved Bonding in the FamilyMassaging baby releases oxytocin, which benefits baby, and mom or dad. Loving touch transforms baby’s brain and supports healthy development.
Improved Sleep PatternsDaily massage will inevitably result in a calmer baby, who is tuned in to cues for relaxation time and who sleeps better. Fifteen minutes of massage before bed increases melatonin.
Decrease in Gas/ColicPerforming the tummy routine for a baby with chronic or the occasional spout of gas pain will mean less pain and fussiness in baby and less of a need for medical interventions. Save money, time, and hours of inconsolable crying.
Decrease in CongestionWith baby’s immune system being so under developed, colds find their way and make baby feel miserable. Face strokes along the nose and sinuses can alleviate congestion along with strokes to drain the lymphatic system.
Infant massage is the practice of massaging babies from a few weeks old to pre-crawling (ideally). The ancient practice of infant massage dates back thousands of years ago to 1500 BC and possibly even earlier, a common daily ritual in Asian and African cultures. Massage should be practiced throughout childhood and beyond.
There are countless benefits of infant massage not only for the infant but also for the parents/caregivers, family, and society. Benefits to the infant include:
Interaction (nurturing touch, bonding, verbal/nonverbal communication, quality time, using all of the senses, pre-language communication skills).
Stimulation (circulatory system, digestive system, immune system, lymphatic system; language development, muscular development and tone, growth, mind/body awareness).
Relief (gas and colic, constipation and eliminations, excess mucus, growing pains, sensitivity to touch).
Relaxation (Improved sleep patterns, increased flexibility, being clam, ability to calm self, reduction of stress hormones, higher levels of dopamine).
Massage changes the DNA expression of baby and transforms his or her brain. How powerful!
Ideally, 4 weeks to pre crawling is the desired age as massage is easier when infants are not mobile. However, massage and positive touch is critical at all ages of our lives so adjustments can be made for the growing child.
Absolutely! You are performing the massage using gentle gliding yet firm strokes. Baby is not receiving a deep tissue massage.
This self-paced course includes 8 modules that are 10 minutes or less. There are bonus interviews as well with experts in the field of pregnancy and postpartum.
You bet! Feel free to revisit the course as often as you’d like and refresh yourself with other children.
Then the premium option is for you! I’m happy to support you for a month, while you make massage a part of your family’s lifestyle and address the most common issues babies face.