Infant Massage

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 caregiver. 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. 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 program offers Infant Massage class once a month. Check with your Parent Educator, our Facebook page, or the PAT calendar for dates and times.

Infant Massage classes are free of charge.  Bring a blanket for baby to lay on and a natural oil for the massage.  (Oils should be food quality oil and unscented.  Some suggestions are: olive, canola, safflower, grapeseed, or sunflower.  Unscented lotions can be used as well.  Test the oil on baby's elbow and watch for any allergic reactions prior to using the oil for massage.)

Contact:

La'Sherrie Tyes

la'sherrietyes@sjsd.k12.mo.us

(816) 671-4300
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