Infant Massage Training

A Five-Week Course Teaching Parents Infant Massage.

Loving touch is one of the most important experiences for your baby’s happy, healthy development. Research shows that touch and massage by a parent, and a loving caregiver, are essential to a baby’s growth, communication, and learning. Massage is a beautiful way to strengthen your bond, which helps form the groundwork for future healthy relationships in your child’s life.

Carolina Pediatric Therapy is now offering an evidence-based infant massage course where parents and caregivers can learn a useful skill that possesses many excellent benefits for their child, listed below.

Bonding

  • Promotion of bonding and secure attachment
  • Verbal/non-verbal communication
  • Development of trust and confidence
  • Using all the senses
  • Feelings of love, respect, and being valued

Confidence & Health

  • Circulatory and digestive systems
  • Hormonal and immune systems
  • Coordination and balance
  • Learning and concentration
  • Muscular development and growth
  • Mind and body awareness

Calming & Relaxing

  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Increased flexibility and muscle tone
  • Regulation of behavioral states
  • Being calm and being able to calm themselves
  • Reduction in stress hormones

Relief

  • Helps relieve gas, colic and cramps
  • Constipation and elimination
  • Growing pains and muscular tension
  • Teething discomfort

The Infant massage techniques taught stem from ancient practices and traditions while also incorporating new research on how we know an infant develops. One of our favorite things about infant massage is that it doesn’t require any fancy equipment or special tools other than our hands and natural sunflower oil, making it accessible for every parent and their child.

This 6-week course series is designed for parents (and caregivers) of infants 1-12 months old that would like to learn massage techniques and other strategies to implement with their child to increase bonding and enhance development.

Classes are taught by a licensed pediatric physical therapist that is also a certified educator of infant massage. Class sizes are limited and each class is 1-hour of instruction with parent/caregiver and infant.

Add your name below, and we’ll send you an invite to our next course, or call us at (828) 670 8056.

Age: Infants younger than 1 year old

Location: Asheville Clinic, 9 W Summit Avenue

Please Bring: Bath towel and blanket