Infant massage provides the groundwork for a lifetime of nurturing touch.Nurturing touch between a parent/caregiver and infant enriches physiological, social-emotional, and mind/body/spirit connections for the infant being massaged, as well as for the parent. Infant massages facilitate infant-parent interaction, attachment and parents’ ability to read their babies’ cues.Massaging your baby is done with your heart not just your hands. Your gentle touch during a massage, and at other times, communicates an undeniable message of love to your baby. Your baby needs your loving touch to grow emotionally and physically strong. Massage helps your baby to relax and let go of tension. Many parents happily report their babies sleep better, have an easier time with feeding and experience fewer stomach upsets after a massage.
The SJSD Parents As Teachers Affiliate offers Infant Massage class once a month. Please check with your Parent Educator for dates and times or check with the Parents As Teachers calendar.Infant Massage classes are free of charge.Contact:Kayte Langnerkaytelangner@sjsd.k12.mo.us(816) 671-4300