Infant massage is an ancient practice revived, that harnesses the power of touch to heal and bond. Current research, clinical studies and observation support the following benefits:
Benefits for baby • Promote longer and deeper sleeping patterns • Relieve symptoms of "colic" or gassy periods • Improve cardiac and respiratory output • Help baby develop sense of self
Benefits for parents/caregivers • Enhance and facilitate parent/child relationships • Increase confidence and sensitivity as you learn to read and respond to your babies' cues • Provide special, focused time together • Decrease stress
International Association of Infant Massage The curriculum you will be taught has been developed by Vimala McClure at the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM). The IAIM has been teaching instructors and parents the art of infant massage since the early 1980's. The program is based on a wonderful combination of Swedish and Indian Massage techniques, simple yoga and basic reflexology. To find out more information on the IAIM please visit www.iaim.ws
KEY MESSAGE: YOU will be the only person to touch your baby. My role is to simply teach and empower you to massage your baby.