Infant Massage Classes

Calm ~ Connect ~ Communicate
Parent Educations in the Art of Nurturing Touch for Infants & Children

July 7th: 5:30pm UpCountry Community Center
Infant Massage is very beneficial for easing pain associated with colic, gas, constipation, and teething. The relaxing nature of massage also helps reduce stress, helping baby and you sleep better. Other benefits include: strengthening the immune, hormonal, circulatory, nervous, and digestive systems, as well as teaching the infant about healthy touch. Through infant massage parent and child form a stronger bond and learn to communicate better.

Brandy Astwood, owner of , will provide a demonstration of massage strokes appropriate for use with infants. This class will also cover the benefits of infant massage, some non-verbal cues of infant distress, and the types of oils that should and should not be used for infant massage.

July 21st: 9:30am.
UpCountry Community Center.
Cost: $25pp

Come relax and spoil you precious child with a Baby Spa Party. Imagine a dimly lit room lightly scented with soothing lavender, warm oil and time to fully enjoy and savor your precious one; learning how to increase communication and enhance bonding.

In this relaxing 2 hr workshop, caregivers will learn to recognize their infant*s individual communication cues, as well as simple, easy to use techniques in infant massage to sooth and comfort common babyhood issues such as colic, teething, colds and more

A Benefits of Infant Massage
Relaxes both child and mother
Promotes bonding and attachment between mother and child, including eye-to-eye contact and skin-to-skin contact
• Facilitates weight gain in premature infants
Reduces stress hormone levels
• Reduces pain
• Improves muscle tone
• Helps the infant (and the mother!) sleep
• Relieves constipation, colic, and gas

or visit:

Brandy Astwood, CHT, HBCE, CD, CIMT
Director of Motherlode Holistic Connection ~ A Community Wellness Center
Clinical Hypnotherapist / Birth Options Advocate / Holistic Childbirth Educator
Birth & Postpartum Doula / Certified Infant Massage Teacher/ Mommy Mentor


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