The non-member rate for this 4 Week Series is $165 and the member rate is $135. Click here to purchase your membership today.
Sharing loving touch with your baby builds love, respect, and trust as you learn to calm, delight, attune to, and ease fussiness in your little one. Massage nourishes your connection with your baby and enhances well-being, brain development, immune and nervous system health, circulation, digestion, relaxation and sleep. Massage can relieve gas, constipation, colic and stress. And it's fun!
Through this series designed for babies 4 weeks and up you will learn:
-How to give your baby a full-body massage
-Learn clear protocols to relieve gas, constipation, colic and stress
-Sing songs and rhymes to accompany massage while bonding with your baby and building confidence in caring for your child
Each 75-minute class in the series includes massage time and parenting discussions on topics such as crying, colic, attachment, and self-care.
-Please dress comfortably for sitting on the floor in a warm room.
-Bring to class an adult-sized bath towel, two washcloths or cloth diapers to catch pee (babies will be naked during massage), a couple of chux pads or other waterproof layer.
-Registration is per baby, partners/co-parents are welcome.
-Topics covered in each session are listed in the Details Tab.
-Pregnant parents and parents adopting are welcome to attend before the birth of your baby.
-Discuss the benefits and philosophy of infant massage.
-Discuss attachment and bonding.
-Learn how to read and respond to baby's nonverbal cues and recognize baby's behavioral state.
-Learn touch relaxation and massage strokes for legs and feet.
-Review massage strokes for legs and feet.
-Learn massage strokes for the stomach, chest, arms and hands.
-Learn how to support digestion and relieve gas and constipation.
-Learn a protocol to relieve colic.
-Discuss crying and ways to respond.
-Review strokes already learned.
-Learn strokes for the face and back.
-Learn gentle stretches for baby.
-Practice full massage.
-Learn songs and rhymes to accompany massage.
-Learn how to adapt massage for your growing child.
Kari Marble is a certified infant massage instructor, prenatal and postnatal yoga and meditation teacher, massage therapist, and educator with a passionate specialization in the childbearing year and beyond. She has shared the joys of massage with thousands of families for nearly two decades and is the mama of two very happily massaged children. See www.WelcomeOm.com for further information.