Learning how to massage your baby is one of the simplest, most enjoyable things you can do with your child! With this service, I teach parents and/or caregivers how to perform the massage on their baby or babies.


The massage is meant to be initially performed on babies under 1 year old (or under 7 years old for children with special needs), though it is something you can and should do with your child for many years to come!


Teachings can be done either one-on-one in a client’s home or virtually or in a classroom setting with other parents and babies over 3 sessions. Read more about the differences between these two options and how to register/purchase below!


The strokes taught have been created by Vimala McClure, author of Infant Massage, A Handbook for Loving Parents. Vimala is the founder of the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM), with headquarters in Sweden. Infant Massage USA is the US chapter under which I am certified as a Certified Infant Massage Educator (CEIM). 


HERE ARE SOME OF THE MANY BENEFITS FOR A PARENT OR CAREGIVER WHO MASSAGES THEIR CHILD:

  • Helps with infant and parent bonding / attachment
  • Relaxation for baby
  • Helps baby to feel loved and nurtured
  • Helps parents learn about their baby’s needs and desires
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Facilitates body awareness
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Boosts immune system
  • Improves skin condition
  • Relief for gas and colic symptoms
  • Helps digestion
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Balances respiration
  • Helps with waste elimination
  • Relief for teething pains
  • Helps to build parents’ and baby’s self-esteem
  • Relaxes parents
  • Pleasurable experience
  • Stimulates production of Oxytocin (hormone produced during massage that be useful as a pain reliever, has a calming effect, reduce stress, and enhances the bonding process)

WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH PRIVATE AND CLASSROOM SESSIONS:

PRIVATE SESSIONS

NUMBER OF SESSIONS:

1 session for 1.5 – 2hrs either in person in your home or virtually

INFORMATION INCLUDED:

-demonstration of massage strokes for the whole body, including legs, feet, stomach, chest, arms, face, and back (also includes a special set of strokes for gas/colic relief)
-gentle movements (aka stretching exercises)
-theories and other pertinent topics (ie benefits and history of infant massage, oils to use, behavioral cues of babies, how to massage your child as they grow, massage environment, and more)
-we can also discuss any topic that you want to (such as sleeping, breastfeeding, feeding solids, developmental milestones, etc), keeping in mind that it will just be one-on-one, parent-to-parent
-oil and handouts given

COST:

-$150 for in-home session
(includes travel fee of within 20 miles of Macungie, PA)
-$125 for private virtual session -You can add on a massage session for just $75 for an in-home child sleep package, as well

-Click below to go to the Contact page, where you can email me with your request!

CLASSROOM SESSIONS

NUMBER OF SESSIONS:

3 weekly 1 hour sessions or a one-time only session at a local Lehigh Valley venue

INFORMATION INCLUDED:

-demonstration of massage strokes for the whole body, including legs, feet, stomach, chest, arms, face, and back (also includes a special set of strokes for gas/colic relief)
-gentle movements (aka stretching exercises)
-theories and other pertinent topics (ie benefits and history of infant massage, oils to use, behavioral cues of babies, how to massage your child as they grow, massage environment, and more)
-open discussion topics with other parents each week (ie sleeping, breastfeeding, feeding solids, developmental milestones, etc)
-oil and handouts given

COST:

-Varies based on type of class (contact me to see about next available classes) -You can create your own personal group of your friends and family too! I will come to your home, where you will host 2 or more other families so everyone can learn together. Discounts will apply!

-Click below to go to contact me about upcoming events or to set up a personal group session!


Testimonials from parents who took Mommy/Daddy & Me Infant Massage classes:

Nicole from PA:

“An amazing way to bond with your baby when they aren’t ready to engage with you yet! I loved being able to connect with him and be able to relax him before bed. I like that my husband and I have something we can do together or apart that is consistent with our bedtime routine. This class is a must for any new first-time Mom, lots of info, open discussion, and a great way to bond with your baby!”

Hayley from PA:

“I highly recommend this class to all parents with little ones! Ronee is extremely knowledgeable on all of the subject matter, and is great at applying both this knowledge and her experiences into the class in a hands on way. Learning the massage techniques has created a great way to bond with my 3 month old! She absolutely loves it and her sleep habits have already changed for the better! She provides extra information, such as reading behavioral cues, which has been extremely helpful! She is also great at providing a relaxed atmosphere, where moms are comfortable to nurse, while at the same time staying professional and on track with continuing the class! We were sad it had to end!”