Infant Massage Lessons
Infant massage is an "age old" tradition used in many cultures. Studies of cross - cultural societies have found that babies that were massaged, carried, held , rocked and breastfed, in adulthood were less aggressive and violent and showed more compassion and cooperation.
Vimala McClure introduced infant massage in the United States in the early 1970's, after traveling around India and working in an orphanage there. She witnessed first hand a 12 year old girl who massaged all the children of the orphanage. Even with the lack of proper nutrition, the children thrived which she attributed to the massage they received.
$70 Group Lessons
$90 Private Lessons
$120 Private House Calls in Denver
Vimala developed an effective massage process that is described in her book, Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents. This handbook is what the international Association of Infant massage is based on.
Infant massage instruction is scheduled as three 60 minute classes where the parent/caregiver is taught to massage their baby.
Benefits of Infant Massage
Infant Massage has been beneficial in the following area:
- Helps Relieve Discomfort from Gas, Colic, and Constipation
- Improves Blood Circulation
- Aids in Digestion
- Can Aid in the Relief of Pain Due to Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Enhanced Development of the Nervous System
- Stimulates Neurological Development
- Increases Alertness/Heightened Awareness
- Reduces Stress Hormones
- Improves Immune Function
- The Release of Oxytocin, the Nurturing Hormone