Massaging babies is an integral part of infant care in many cultures. Recent studies have repeatedly demonstrated the benefits of massage for helping babies grow, gain weight, calm themselves, sleep better, and bond with their parents. Some studies have also demonstrated how massage benefits the mother (and father) as well as the baby receiving the nurturing touch and techniques.
I am trained and certified through the International Association of Infant Massage Instructors to teach parents and care takers to massage their babies based on established practices and techniques. I am also a researcher, and expert in the evidence that supports massage as a wellness practice.
My next infant massage workshop at Circle Yoga in Washington, D.C. is scheduled for Friday, May 2 from 1 to 3pm. To sign up, contact Circle Yoga at 202 686-1104. For a preview, and a very special testimonial, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sahC2JQyGA&feature=plcp
For additional information on infant massage, or to inquire about private lessons, leave a message at Luann’s office at 202 244-2420.