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Infant Massage Workshop
Free Infant Massage Workshop at Melrose Park Library Thursday, July 25, 2013 6pm-7:30pm
Baby massage is fantastic, not just for baby, but for mothers as well. One of the best ways to bond with your baby is through gentle, loving touch. Research has shown that massages can help babies sleep better, alleviate colic, and aid in their emotional as well as physical development. By giving their babies massages, moms can help ward off postpartum depression and generally feel better and more relaxed in spite of the sleep deprivation and stress that accompanies the birth of a newborn. In this class, we will cover some of the basics of infant massage such as when is a good time to massage your baby and what oil is safe to use on your baby's skin. Luisa Berardi Caraballo, a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, will teach you an easy massage routine that will benefit your baby and you alike. A handout of the techniques you will learn will be provided.
All caregivers are welcome: Mothers, Fathers, Grandparents, Sitters, etc. Expecting parents are also welcome. Please bring your baby or a doll to practice techniques, a pillow, and a toy for the baby to play with. Pre-registration is required.