Introduction to Infant Massage Workshop - April 20th
The practice of Infant Massage is a unique and wonderful way to deepen the bond you have with your child. It provides countless physical and emotional benefits for both you and your baby. Massage will help relieve your gassy baby and improve his/her sleep. Regular massage fosters emotional, physical, and mental well-being, calms anxieties, and contributes to healthy body image.
Best taken when your baby is newborn to 6 months old. The atmosphere of the class allows for diaper changes, feeding, and any other needs you and your baby may have.
What you will learn
- Simple and effective massage techniques from Swedish Massage, Reflexology and Traditional Indian Massage, a special massage to relieve gas and colic
- Ways of communicating with your pre-verbal baby
- Relaxation techniques, for both you and baby
- How to adapt your massage as your child grows
This one-time, 1-hour class is an opportunity for parents to become familiar with the basics of infant massage philosophy and techniques, as well as, learn and practice a few specific massage strokes and sequences. Please bring your baby!
Price: $50 (Per person/ Couple + baby)
Registration closes two days prior to the start of class.
Reenie McCaffrey, CIMI, CMT graduated in 1996 as a Certified Massage Therapist, Polarity and Reiki Practitioner. In 1997 she became a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. Three years later she was again certified as an Infant Massage Instructor and then went on to certification in Infant Massage for special needs, HIV and prenatally exposed infants. She then assisted in trainings for others to become Infant Massage Instructors. Reenie facilitates Infant Massage classes in the Bay Area and has been teaching at Blossom Birth for over six years. She is now teaching at Blossom Birth three different Infant Massage classes: Infant Massage Series, Introduction to Infant Massage Workshop, and Massage for Movers. (See our Parent- Baby Classes Page for more info.) With a deep commitment to loving, healthy Touch Communication in Infant Massage Reenie has worked with organizations and orphanages in Romania and Ukraine for the past eight years. She has also worked with local organizations for 15 years assisting at-risk families.