Are you a mom or dad looking for a gentle and effective tool to help you calm and connect with your baby? Perhaps you are just looking for a new way to interact with him or her? What about also improving their muscle tone, digestion, neurological development and immunity, and encouraging relaxation (which means less crying and better sleep patterns!)? Infant Massage is a wonderful way to support your baby's health and well-being and enhance your relationship!
This series of 5 classes is held at the Enchanted Forest Community Room from 9:30-10:30am every Wednesday for 5 weeks, Starting October 2. This series is taught by Wanda Cox, who is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. Wanda is a wealth of loveliness and knowledge- she's also a certified birth & postpartum doula, birth doula trainer, a Lamaze-certified childbirth educator, Evidence-based birth instructor, and community breastfeeding support guru!
In this series, you will learn how to give your baby a full body massage, including specific strokes to help with difficulties such as colic and constipation. There is emphasis on infant communication to help you develop confidence in your ability to interpret your baby's unique cues. Our discussion times include; natural ways to encourage sleep and settling, how to incorporate massage in your daily routine, stress management for parents, which oils to use, safety during massage and how to continue massage as your baby grows. Either or both parents may attend the class.
Baby should be between the age of 4 weeks and 1 year but you will learn how to adjust the massage for toddlers, older children and even teens. Nurturing touch remains a need for children of ALL ages!
And still more reasons to massage your baby…
• Fosters love, compassion & respect
• Infant parent attachment or "bonding"
• Improved relaxation & promotes better sleep
• Facilitates body awareness
• Boosts immune system
• Sensory stimulation
• Stimulates all the physiological body systems
• Improves skin condition & Improves blood circulation
• Helps digestion & Helps babies with gas and colic symptoms
• Balances respiration
• Stimulates weight gain
• Daily massage of your baby helps parents to relax and unwind
• Teaches you the non verbal cues of your baby
• Builds parents’ & baby’s self esteem
• and... It’s FUN!
Join us! Connect with other parents while connecting with your baby! Want to hear what other parents are saying? Check out Wanda's glowing reviews and testimonials here! http://www.gracefulbeginnings.ca/infant-massage-classes.html
Ready to register? It's easy! You can register online using the "ticket" link, by phone at 902-843-4334, or pop into Enchanted Forest on Inglis Place in Truro!
Cost: $80 + HST per baby/ parent couple (partners are always welcomed too)