Classes are offered through group instruction and consist of multiple sessions. Susan may customize the instructions to meet the needs of each baby and family. The average class is about 60 minutes, depending on the babies. It will cover:
Importance of Infant Massage
Early psychological and sensory input is essential in facilitating the development of all infants. Infant Massage is a preventative program that provides a loving touch right from the start. Understanding the benefits and beginning touch early in life can improve the quality of parenting and promotes the well being of the infant.
Infant Massage contains such critical elements of bonding as eye-to-eye contact, smiling, soothing vocal sounds, loving touch, caressing, smell, and mutual interaction. Studies show that bonding increases a parent's feeling of attachment as well as the desire to nurture and care for their infant.
These interactions "increase pleasurable biochemical in the child's brain, thereby strengthening neural pathways associated with pleasure and motivation; it strengthens the parent's bond to the baby and the baby's attachment to the parent."
Benefits for Baby
Benefits for Parents
Premature Babies & NICU
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