Paule-Dominique is a certified infant massage teacher in San Francisco. She uses a doll to demonstrate massage strokes. By following her with your baby you will be able to learn how to massage your baby in a fun and easy way. You can massage your baby about 3 weeks of age. Special techniques will be taught that can relieve colic, gas and tension.
The class with help you to recognize your baby's cues.
These forms will give you all the information you will need for infant massage.
Infant massage provides many benefits for the infant. A caring touch is good for everyone, but especially for infants who are new to the world and need the reassurance of someone special being there for them. However, there are some major benefits for the massage givers as well. They gain an increased awareness of the baby and his or her needs while enhancing the boding process.
MASSAGE FOR PREMATURE BABIES
The benefits are big and the results are beautiful. Parents will use a technique of still touch and massage that will benefit both parent and baby to bond. It will give him/her love, comfort and closeness with your soft voice and gentle touch.
• Improve weight gain
• Enhance growth and development
• Improve digestion and metabolism
-For babies age 3 weeks to pre-crawling
Please dress comfortably for sitting on the floor in a warm room.
Bring to class an adult-sized bath towel, two cloth diapers to catch pee
(babies will be naked during massage), and ideally, a couple of chux pads or other waterproof layer.
All of our therapists are certified by the California Massage Therapy Council. Paule-Dominique Anneheim CAMTC #3177
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