“If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others" -Haim Ginott

                                    Infant Massage
The sensation of being touched is a vital parent/infant interaction that forms the foundation of a relationship that will last a lifetime.

Nurturing touch enriches the infant’s sense of well being, promotes bonding and attachment, and increases the sense of love, acceptance and communication.

Massage is one of the most pleasant ways to get “in touch” with your infant or child.

Massage helps regulate the digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems. It promotes development in that part of the brain controlling motor coordination and influencing learning and memory.

Being touched and caressed is food for the infant, for it creates body awareness, improves sleep patterns, reduces stress and enhances overall health.


Infant Massage, or touch communication, nurtures the most important relationship you will ever have with your child.

By using mutually pleasurable form of interaction, parents will learn to be more sensitive to the subtle cues of the child and respond in a way that elicits positive reactions.

                                                Benefits of Massage

                                                          Infants and Children
•    Creates awareness of tensions and how to release them means less fussing, crying,
     and better sleep
•    Enhances verbal communication
•    Facilitates motor development
•    Promotes interactive skills
•    Improves relationship with siblings
•    Increases emotional stability
•    Increases sense of love, acceptance, respect and trust

For Premature Infants
(results from the Touch Research Institute at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine)

•    47% greater weight gain than average
*    More awake and alert
•    Better adjustment to people and sounds
•    Increased motor activity
•    Easier to console
•     Home from the hospital an average of six days earlier

                                           For Challenged or Chronically Ill Children
•    Less anxiety and stress
•    Less pain
•    Less touch sensitive
•    Improves immune system
•    More attentive
•    Increases muscle tone
•     Improves sleep

                                   For Parents, Grandparents or Primary Caregivers
*    Learn to recognize nonverbal cues
•    Increases relaxation by reducing YOUR blood pressure
•    Increase confidence in ability to calm fussy, crying or sick child
•    Enhances feeling of attachment
•    Gets you “in touch” with your child
•    Improves self-esteem and sense of well-being
•    Promotes relaxation
•     Improves overall health

                                          Infant Massage Testimonials
"Thank you so much for all your time, information and help with my twin girls.  I just wanted you to know that your information has helped all of us!  Megan is going to sleep easier now.  I massage her before bed, turn on a CD and wrap her snugly in a blanket.  It works!!  The techniques have really helped my girls."   -  NS, Hoffman Estates, IL

      "I can't tell you enough how much we enjoyed your infant massage class!  Brian has benefited so much, especially his sleep habits.  As you know, when we started class he was sleeping in bed with me and waking several times each night.  In just three weeks time he was sleeping in his own crib and only waking twice each night!  Now he sleeps from about 7:30 PM to 4:30-5:00 AM and then goes back to sleep until 6:30-7:00 AM.  He also naps better too!
      The best part is how massage gives me one-on-one time totally focused on Brian.  I think anyone with older children should make time to focus solely on the baby.  It's helped me get to know him better and be more relaxed.  It's such a useful tool in parenting. 
      I swear I've told everyone I can how wonderful infant massage is!
- DJ, Rolling Meadows, IL

Infant massage instruction can also be scheduled in your home or location of your choice (mother/baby group, religious facility, etc.). 

Private classes can be tailored to meet you and your child's specific needs.

"I look forward to being of service." Lana


                                                        Beneficial Bodywork®
   Mount Prospect. Illinois 60056
                                                            (847) 259-3002




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