A loving tradition that dates back at least 1,000 years, infant massage is a safe and healthy way for a caregiver and child to bond. As practiced by the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM), infant massage incorporates elements of Swedish and Indian massage, yoga and reflexology to promote healthy touch. This makes it an ideal practice for not only parents but grandparents and even siblings. It is also particularly helpful when parents are away for a long time (such as military deployments) or are welcoming a new addition to the family (adoption). Beyond the psychological effects, studies have shown that infants who are massaged gain weight more quickly, sleep longer and better, and have better cognitive development. Class is designed for infants, age birth-10 months, but the techniques can be modified as your child grows.
Life like dolls are available so that anyone who wants to learn how to conduct infant massage can participate.
Group Class- $125.00 for a 5 class series. 6 months worth of refresher classes included. Limit 8 infants (and 2 adults per infant) per class. (pre-discount). Check back for locations and times of group classes.
Private Class- $145.00 for a 3 class series. Your times, your days, your location. This can be you and your baby, or invite as many as two friends to join you. (pre-discount).
What a smart way to unwind from a hard day! No need to run to a therapist when your own hands will do! Learn simple yet effective massage techniques to provide yourself with immediate relief from minor aches and pains. Learn:
* How and when to use heat and cold
* How and when to use analgesic and warming creams
* How to use a massage ball
* What areas respond best to what techniques
* How to incorporate stretching
While it is no substitute for a full massage from a professional, self massage can help reduce discomfort from the comfort of your own home. Learn how relieve shoulder pain, as well as foot pain, hand, arm and shoulder!
$ 45 per person (includes supplies). Class size is limited. (pre-discount).
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Improve communication while learning to massage better, more gracefully and intuitively in a fun and safe class environment. Our primary focus is on neck and shoulder area (where most people hold tension) but we will also cover other parts of the body. While the classes do require two people, attendees do not need to be romantic partners. Parent/child, friends, siblings are welcome. Course materials provided.
$145. (Private, in home class) 2 hour class.
$125. (Group Class) Limit 5 couples. Check back for locations and times