Infant Massage – Loving Touch for Babies and Parents

Baby being massaged by parent - Infant Massage

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Massage is a great way to connect to your baby. Studies have shown infant massage can help babies sleep better, gain weight, reduce fussiness, improve health and relax. Parents who massage their babies often experience increased closeness to and understanding of their infants, reduced stress and post-natal depression, and simply enjoy a wonderful experience with their child.

Learn to Massage Your Baby

Classes at Breathing Space run in multi-week series to teach parents techniques to massage their own babies.

Enjoying Infant Massage

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The curriculum is progressive, so drop-ins are not allowed. We offer classes on various days and times to accommodate different family schedules.

The ideal time to start this class is when your baby is 2-6 months old, but younger and older babies are welcome. The emphasis in class is on following baby’s cues and learning the techniques to incorporate into your home routine.

Bring your baby and your partner, if available. This is a great class for fathers! Pack a towel or baby blanket you do not mind getting oil on, and a change of diapers and clothes.

Massage after baby bathtime - - Infant Massage

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Please note: Fussing and crying is expected; Your baby’s voice is welcome. Please join us.

Infant Massage Public Classes

Our classes are offered in 4-week series, following the Infant Massage USA curriculum. The multi-class format allows parents to practice strokes multiple times, ask questions that come up during their home massage times, and enjoy the camaraderie of other parents

Classes are on break for the summer. Fall series dates coming soon.

4-week series for $100 per parent/baby pair. Contact us about 50% discount for additional babies (twins) with same parent. Please register at least a week in advance of class. Classes with fewer than 4 families enrolled 7 days in advance may be cancelled.

Infant Massage Private Instruction

But a public class won’t suit all families, either for scheduling or other reasons. Private instruction is typically a more concentrated format of only 1 or 2 sessions. Pricing and policies are the same as our private yoga instruction. Private instruction can be at our location or yours, with your family only or shared between multiple families. Complete the form to get started.

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