Uma  Clinic                                                                            (206) 293-4927
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Infant Massage
Infant massage is a perfect way to bond with your baby. With roots in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, it can be a great way for you to provide therapeutic relief and a sense of comfort for your infant. Regular massages can improve digestion and immune function, help your baby with sleep, and support healthy sensory development and body awareness.

Techniques are simple and effective and you’ll find the massages to be incredibly nurturing for both you and your baby. In this one-hour class, we’ll practice specific strokes and movement techniques for different areas of the body and learn to follow your baby’s lead in adapting the massage. This is a small, semi-private class geared toward any caregiver, be it, mom, dad, grandparents, aunties and uncles, or babysitters.

Benefits of Infant Massage:
• Increases bond with caregiver
• Lowers stress levels
• Calmer dispositions
• Healthier self esteem in children
• Relieves colic and gas
• Promotes better sleep
• Enhances immune system
• Helps develop brain and nervous system
• Stimulates the senses
• Helps premature infants gain weight

A baby needs love and support as it experiences the discomfort and aches of growing and learning to adapt to the different stages of life. This class gives you the tools to bond with your infant in a profound way.



Please bring along:

·      Extra diapers

·      Change of clothes

·      A receiving blanket or other small blanket with familiar smells

·      And remember to wear comfortable clothing.

 

What will the class be like?

We’ll be mostly sitting on the floor with pillows and blankets. If you need something additional in order to be comfortable on the floor, please bring it along.

You’ll learn basic strokes and positions for an adaptable 15-20 minute massage. You’ll begin to read your baby’s cues and learn how to adjust the massage to fit their needs. We’ll also cover some common discomforts, like fever, gassiness, nasal congestion, chest congestion and colic and learn some techniques for relief.

This workshop includes useful tips for relaxing and grounding yourself. We'll discuss common questions and difficulties you may encounter. We’ll use some short songs and rhymes that can be layered with the massage to further help you and your baby relax. Class will conclude with you combining all of your new skills for a full-body baby massage. 



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