JUST FOR DADDY
Infant Massage classes are for newborn babies to 7 month old and for Dads of all ages.
Fathers can especially benefit from Infant Massage since it helps them connect with their baby and their own gentle, nurturing side. Many fathers regret that mothers and babies have a unique physical attachment developed during pregnancy and breastfeeding, which a father could never accomplish. However, Infant Massage provides the opportunity for fathers to develop a cherished, physical connection and bond with their baby.
Recent surveys show that fathers who massage their babies establish warm, positive relationships that continue as the child grows. Father’s touch is as important as Mother’s touch and equally essential to baby’s wellbeing and health.
Additionally, practicing Infant Massage can be a fantastic way for the father to de-stress. Another study on fathers and infant massage conducted by The Touch Research Institute also identified similar benefits. "As they learn to soothe their babies, fathers notice their own stress levels come down. Together they experience the calming, power of touch and begin to build life-long attachments," said Tiffany Field, Phd., director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine and co-author of the survey on father-infant massage. The survey showed that fathers who used massage techniques with their infants for three months experienced increased self-esteem as a parent due to increased involvement with their newborns. The babies, in turn, greeted their fathers with more eye contact, smiling, vocalizing and reaching responses.
Come and learn how to massage your baby and build up the foundation for one of the most important relationships in your lives.
Dads are always welcomed in Infant Massage classes.
Contact me today for more details on giving loving tender touch to your baby.
Personalized classes can be given in the convenience of your home.