Infant massage is an ancient parenting tradition used in cultures all around the world. It communicates love and encourages the development of trust and connection between child and caregiver. Infant massage can provide the foundation for a lifetime of loving, positive and secure relationships.
Infant massage offers amazing benefits for families with new babies! Clinical evidence shows that nurturing touch can have a positive impact on the overall development of the infant and benefit the parent/caregiver as well.
Benefits for babies may include:
Relief from muscle tension and stress of new daily experiences Improved, healthier sleep patterns Relief from gas, constipation, and colic Improved body awareness Development of a strong bond and trust with caregivers
Benefits for parents/caregivers may include:
Increased confidence in parenting and one’s ability to understand baby’s communication Stronger attachment to baby Reduction of postnatal depression A way of reconnecting with baby after the workday Time to relax for self as well as for baby
Dates: Wednesdays, October 25th – November 15th
Time: 2:45pm – 3:45pm
Location: Meriter Business Center, 2650 Novation Pkwy, Madison, WI 53713
Cost: $50/4-week program (includes Caregiver and Baby)
To register or for more information visit unitypoint.org/classes or call the Women’s Health Education Department at (608)417-8446.