Infant Massage

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Bond with your baby through healing bodywork

"It is through loving, caressing, tactile stimulation and communication that the infant learns that he/she is loved. We must speak to their skins. We must speak to their backs, which thirst and cry as much as their bellies.”

– Loving Hands: the Traditional Art of Baby Massage
by Frederick Leboyer, M.D.

Infant massage is an ancient tradition with modern
implications. Cultures around the world used this therapeutic practice.

Today, we are discovering the incredible benefits. Evidence-based research indicates infant massage promotes emotional, social, cognitive, and physical well-being.

In fact, this powerful bonding activity is therapeutic for parents as well as newborns.

Infant massage sessions use specialized stroke and touch techniques to promote healing. It’s a powerful form of nonverbal communication that provides nurturing contact.

With the right approach, massage doesn't just create a special bond between parents and children, they also offer remarkable health benefits.

For babies:
Increased parental attachment/bonding
Enhanced body awareness
Improved sense of security
Reduced crying/irritability
Increased immune functioning
Enhanced neurological development
Reduced digestive discomforts
Better and longer lasting sleep
Improved motor development

For parents:
Improved bonding between baby and parent
Reduced stress levels
Enhanced understanding of baby’s behavior
Reduced postnatal depression
Improved communication (verbal and nonverbal)
Increased confidence parenting

Infant massages are an empowering experience for parents and children.

As a Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT) 

I teach people how to integrate this therapeutic practice for maximum benefit.

My experiences volunteering at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital providing comfort care and nurturing touch to patients in the NICU, PICU, and Hematology/Oncology departments has allowed me to work with parents, primary caregivers, and children with a wide range of health conditions.

The techniques I teach are simple and effective, even for children with special needs.

All of my sessions are available as house calls. I’ve found this creates a relaxing, nurturing, and intimate environment for parents and children. Share the gift of healing and experience the benefits of massage. Contact me to learn more about my infant
massages or fill out the form below to book an appointment.