Touch is arguably the only sense we can not live without, yet some infants in the U.S. are more familiar with the touch of their cribs and carriers than their parents’ loving embrace. When was the last time you experienced “touch”? When babies’ skin receptors are stimulated by touch they release a hormone that regulates sleep-wake patterns, heart rate, and body temperature. Additionally this hormone helps promote healthy digestion and growth. Mothers also gain from this interaction by releasing Oxytocin, the “mother love” hormone, which is also released during childbirth and breastfeeding. What many new mothers don’t know is that this hormone can be activated simply by stroking or massaging their baby. These effects are enhanced when your baby is held skin-to-skin. This shared experience also allows for mother and child to reconnect, bond in a new way, and deepen their relationship. By taking just a few minutes each day, infant massage can lead to a happier, healthier life for you and baby.
The benefits of Infant Massage include:
- Relaxes Infant
- Enhances bonding
- Aids growth and development
- Promotes communication
- Improves baby’s sleep
Class is $25
To register, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.