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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

 

Adina Rosenberg's Infant Massage class

 

Recently I’ve had a number of my female clients deliver happy healthy adorable babies! As a big promoter of  a healthy lifestyle and wellness services like massage therapy, I want to share some information about infant massage for new moms and dads and other infant childcare providers.

Research shows children and infants that are massaged regularly show sleep better, are less anxious and show less signs of stress as indicated by heart rate and stress hormone levels. Infant massage supports the healthy development of  your baby’s body and  builds a foundation of trust and healthy communication between you and your child.

So, where do you go to learn how to safely massage your infant in the Chicago area? I found a few infant massage instructors and class offerings for you and am posting them below.

Adina Rosenberg, Breathe Bodyworks

 

Adina Rosenberg

 

As seen on “Fox Thing in the Morning”, Adina teaches  easy massage and yoga techniques to benefit your baby and you. The benefits of infant massage and yoga stretches include early brain development, stimulation, relaxation of muscles, gas relief, and enhanced sleep quality for baby and parent. The massage giver benefits from increased awareness of their baby’s needs and strengthens your bonds with baby. A 10 minute massage, two or three times a week, will make for a more confident caregiver-infant relationship and a very happy baby. It’s easy, fun and rewarding. All care givers are welcome – Mothers, Fathers, Expecting Parents, Grandparents, Sitters, etc. Please bring your baby or a doll to practice techniques.

Infant Massage Workshop
Sunday, December 12, 2010, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.<

Soulistic Studio & Spa
805 Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago Il 60642

The cost of this workshop is $35/family. Space is limited an pre-registration is required.

To Register go to Soulistic.com.

Infant Massage Course at Galter Life Center

5157 N Francisco Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Infant massage has numerous benefits, including relaxing and soothing your baby, deepening your communication and bonding and helping your baby sleep. Learn the proper techniques for massaging newborns to 1-year-olds from Heather Rabbitt, LMT, certified infant massage instructor.The class fee is $60 per infant, with a discount for babies delivered at Swedish Covenant Hospital (enter schdelivery as your discount code at checkout).

For more information about this course, please call (773) 878-8200, Ext. 7340 or go to this link here.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Infant Massage Classes — Two-part series is for parents of infants from 3 weeks to crawling and is one of the most pleasant ways to “get in touch” with your infant. Infant massage helps regulate digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems, while influencing motor and memory development. It helps baby sleep better, too! Small group sessions, or private sessions at the hospital, are taught by a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. ONLY MOTHER NEEDS TO BE REGISTERED. Two-Part Group session: $80 Private Session: $100
Register for the next class on November 3 by clicking here.

Infant Massage Class in Oak Park with Mary Cay Cavanagh, NCBTMB, LMT, CPMT, CEIM

 

Mary Cay Cavanagh

 

Medical Arts Building | 715 Lake Street | Suite 200 | Oak Park, IL 60301

  • Classes held in Oak Park location
  • Babies may be any age under one year (pre-crawling is ideal!)
  • Expectant parents may attend and bring a doll on which to practice the strokes – this is a great way to prepare for your baby’s homecoming
  • Classes are valuable for all caregivers, i.e., moms, dads, nannies, grandparents, older siblings or anyone who enriches your baby’s life with his/her presence. Especially great for new dads as it gives them a physical bond (like mom already has) with their new baby
  • Wonderful opportunity to meet others with new babies in their lives and to share experiences
  • Each session focusing on massage techniques for different parts of the body so you can work with your baby and discover his/her favorites techniques. We also discuss various aspects of infant massage i.e., history, benefits, infant brain development.
  • Price is $150.00 per family for the 2 week series

Please email or phone Mary at 630.452.1527 if you are interested in a class or if you would like information about future classes with Mary.

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