Introduction to Infant Massage
Mount Prospect Public Library, Saturday, April 26
, 10:00-11:00 AM

 Call 847 253 5675 for Information & Registration

                                    Infant Massage
The sensation of being touched is a vital parent/infant interaction that forms the foundation of a relationship that will last a lifetime.

Nurturing touch enriches the infant’s sense of well being, promotes bonding and attachment, and increases the sense of love, acceptance and communication.

Massage is one of the most pleasant ways to get “in touch” with your infant or child.

Massage helps regulate the digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems. It promotes development in that part of the brain controlling motor coordination and influencing learning and memory.

Being touched and caressed is food for the infant, for it creates body awareness, improves sleep patterns, reduces stress and enhances overall health.


Infant Massage, or touch communication, nurtures the most important relationship you will ever have with your child.

By using mutually pleasurable form of interaction, parents will learn to be more sensitive to the subtle cues of the child and respond in a way that elicits positive reactions.

Benefits of Massage

Infants and Children

•    Relieves colic, gas pain, constipation
•    Creates awareness of tensions and how to release them – means less fussing, crying, and better sleep
•    Enhances verbal communication
•    Facilitates motor development
•    Promotes interactive skills
•    Improves relationship with siblings
•    Increases emotional stability
•    Increases sense of love, acceptance, respect and trust

For Premature Infants
(results from the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine)

•    47% greater weight gain than average
•    More awake and alert
•    Better adjustment to people and sounds
•    Increased motor activity
•    Easier to console
•    Home from the hospital an average of six days earlier

For Challenged or Chronically Ill Children

•    Less anxiety and stress
•    Less pain
•    Less touch sensitive
•    Improves immune system
•    More attentive
•    Increases muscle tone
•    Improves sleep

For Parents, Grandparents or Primary Caregivers

•    Learn to recognize nonverbal cues
•    Increases relaxation by reducing YOUR blood pressure
•    Increase confidence in ability to calm fussy, crying or sick child
•    Enhances feeling of attachment
•    Gets you “in touch” with your child
•    Improves self-esteem and sense of well being
•    Promotes relaxation
•    Improves overall health

Infant massage instruction can also be scheduled in your home or location of your choice (mother/baby group, religious facility, etc.). 

Private classes can be tailored to meet you and your child's specific needs.

"I look forward to being of service." Lana


                                                        Beneficial Bodywork
300 S. Edward St.
                                                  Mount Prospect. Illinois 60056
                                                            (847) 259-3002




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