Photo by Lewis George
Love Through Touch
Pediatric massage is one of the easiest and most pleasant methods of providing positive interactions between parents or care givers and their babies.
BENEFITS OF INFANT MASSAGE
2 MONTHS TO CRAWLING
Enhances loving communication and nurtures parenting skills between care givers and baby.
Helps parents to understand and respond appropriately to baby's non verbal questions.
Helps relieve symptoms of gas and colic. Allows both parents and baby to relax and relieve their stresses that build up daily, from the baby's new encounter with the world. Teaches babies to be aware of their own bodies their tensions and how to release them. Enhances parents and care givers sense of competence in dealing with fussy, sick, or special needs babies.
Helps to improve circulation Can stimulate physical development.
It is fun and enjoyable for all!
Photo courtesy of ABMP
MASSAGING THE GROWING CHILD
Bonding between parents and children continues as the child grows. Simply because a child has graduated from the in-arms stage does not mean they no longer need your attention through healthy touching.
Healthy touching can help a child who has difficulty talking about his/her feelings and to open up communication.
It can help them relieve the stress and pressures in their everyday lives (from preschool, school, or home life).
Massage can help relieve sore muscles from after school sports and dance activities.
BENEFIT FOR CARE GIVERS
Confidence in parents
Verbal / Non verbal communication
Knowledge of infant care
Sense of well being
harmony between care giver and infant
Valuable parenting skills
Feelings of frustration and stress
About Your INSTRUCTOR/MASSAGE THERAPIST
Debra George is a Registered Occupational Therapist who has been practicing for the over 25 years. For the past 10 years, Debbie has worked in the field of Early Intervention will ages birth to three years of age. She completed the Infant Massage Instructor Certification Training program sponsored by the International Association of Infant Massage and is currently certified through the association.
Debbie also holds a BS degree in therapeutic recreation and has worked with the elderly and adults as well as children. She graduated form the Health Alliance School of Massage in 1998 and is certified through the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. Debbie has been
attuned as a master level Reiki practitioner and actively uses this universal life energy throughout the adult massages.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CLASSES offered at the Golden Light
Golden Light Wellness Center
350 Lincoln Street
Oxford, PA 19363