Resuming in 2018. Please contact us to be placed on a waitlist.
1-Class Intro Workshop: $70/ infant ($60 with early bird discount 14 days or more before class starts with coupon code BBLOVE:
4-Class Series: $100/per infant ($90 with early bird discount 10 days or more before class starts with coupon code LUVMASSAGE:
Best for newborns from 3-4 weeks up to pre-crawling babies. Two family members welcome.
Infant massage is a tradition that encourages bonding and communication between a parent and baby. In addition, infant massage can have important benefits for a baby, including improved sleep patterns, reduced stress hormones, improved digestion, relief from gas discomfort, and increased relaxation (among many other things).
In our Infant Massage & Baby Signs Series, as well as in our 2-hour Introductory Workshop, you will join a group of other parents to learn about connecting with your baby through touch and massage. You’ll be introduced to American Sign Language (ASL) to support everyday communication needs with your baby. We’ll discuss some of the value of introducing ASL to pre-veral hearing babies, and practice some practical signs for everyday use (basic needs, meal time basics, and some songs)! Learn and introduce these early and your baby will likely be able to sign back starting around 9 or 10 months old! Helping your pre-verbal baby communicate is the ultimate tantrum tamer! Learn More
Through the Four Week Series parents will learn full-body massage techniques for their babies. Each week, parents will learn strokes and techniques to address a different part of their infant’s body and practice key skills such as proper rhythm, pressure, and positioning. We review techniques as needed by the class in subsequent weeks. Our goal is that over the course of the four week session, both parents and babies will become more comfortable and familiar massage and that parents will feel more confident and comfortable with both touch and communication with your baby.
The Introductory Workshop is similar to the Series, minus the repetition/ review and has a focus primarily on legs, belly, tummy time rolling (for pre-rolling babies), and back techniques.
Both the Series and the Introductory Workshop have a structure to it, though we adapt to the needs of the babies (who might need to eat or be soothed) and to your own specific interests in infant massage.