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Bonding & Baby Massage

Bonding isn’t something that happens automatically.

It’s a physiological phenomenon that requires ongoing cultivation, practice, and investment. Infant Massage is an incredible tool to enhance bonding and class is a great place to start!

When we make skin-to-skin and eye-to-eye contact with our babies during massage routines, the production of Cortisol (stress hormone) temporarily ceases while simultaneously, the production of Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Prolactin (bonding and growth hormones) increases. Which means both you and baby will feel the positive effects!

This class series is so much more than simply learning massage strokes. Your babies senses are being stimulated from the sound of your voice, the smell of your skin, the sight of your smile, and the touch of warm oil in your hands. It is the rhythmic, repetitive and caring interactions from you that help form your babies synapses increasing optimal brain function and development.

Learn to safely massage your own baby in this fun and educational, three week series. You and/or your partner will massage your own baby during lessons and will learn invaluable skills to:

  • Promote bonding and attachment
  • Help your baby fall asleep faster, sleep deeper, and longer
  • Ease digestion, gas, and constipation
  • Reduce crying
  • Increase immune responses
  • Instill body awareness, self-esteem, and respect
  • Promote relaxation through the release of nurturing hormones such as Oxytocin
  • Ease communication by tuning you into your babies verbal and non-verbal cues
  • Aid in healthy weight gain
  • Enhance neurological development
  • Improve circulation, muscle tone, and respiratory output
  • Uplift and enliven your confidence as the caregiver
  • Empower dads, grandparents, and other caregivers with tools to soothe and connect with baby
  • Provide a positive and playful connection and have a great time!

 

About the Class

This class is truly a baby led class and little ones are openly welcomed to come in any state they are in. Throughout the class babies may need to rest, eat, play, and cry and that is completely encouraged! This class is a safe space for you and your baby to come as you are! Classes are fun, hands-on, and taught in 3 class sessions that last 1 hour & 15 mins each. Each week we will learn to massage a body part and continue to build on that throughout the course with lots of time to repeat and practice. By the end of the course you will feel confident in your massage routine with your baby. Each class will also include information about infant massage as well as a discussion time to address any questions, concerns, or issues that new parents may be facing. The warm, comfortable, and calm environment of this class will help strengthen the bond with your baby as well as the bond with the group. The instructor will demonstrate the techniques on a doll while you massage your own baby. Please note: you are the absolute best person to give massage to your baby and will massage your own baby during the class.

Details

Ages: Newborn through pre-walking

Cost of the series:  $125   ~ See below for Series Dates and Locations to Enroll

Tuition includes a spot for your child and up to two caregivers

Payment is due prior to the start of class and can be payable by check, credit card, or paypal transfer

Must have at least four confirmed families to run the series.  Cancellations that occur one week or more prior to the class date may be refunded minus a $10 processing fee.  Cancellations after that date or no shows are not eligible for a refund.

 

 

Bonding & Baby Massage

Sacramento Location
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Kristen Breaux

Certified Massage Therapist

In 2003 Kristen attended the Healing Arts Institute in Roseville, CA and has been a full time practicing Certified Massage Therapist since. Over many years she has continued her education building her knowledge base to create a unique massage experience including modalities such as prenatal & postpartum, essential oils & raindrop therapy, hot stone massage, reflexology, soft tissue release, energy work, lymphatic drainage, and more. In 2013 she received training to become a Certified Educator of Infant Massage through the International Association of Infant Massage and has been teaching classes since 2014. Kristen brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to this fun class. “I experienced first hand the joy of growing a deep bond through massage with my own 2 babies. Knowing techniques to help soothe them and creating a safe and comfortable environment for them is priceless. I absolutely love what I do and am thrilled to be able to share these skills with other new moms as I can relate to the stages and changes they may go through”.

LOCATION
DAY
CLASS TIME
 
Sacramento May 17, 24 & 31 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm  
Sacramento July 12, 19, & 26 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm  

 

SACRAMENTO STUDIO

  • 3 week One hour series
  • Must have at least 4 confirmed enrolees to run series
  • Age 3 weeks old +
  • Pre-registration is necessary
  • Gift certificates available

3385 Lanatt Street Sacramento, CA

Email : kristenbreaux@gmail.com

Phone : (916) 768-0344

Web : onewithinmassage.com

To Enroll

 

 

Bonding & Baby Massage

Roseville Location
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Jillian VanNess

Certified Infant Massage Therapist

Jillian is a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) and holds the highest accreditation offered by the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC). In 2011, she discovered her true passion in the water and trained to become a Watsu® Aquatic Massage Practitioner in Washington State through the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association (WABA), and currently practices in warm-water pools in Davis and Carmichael. Although she attracts a diverse clientele, Jillian is especially passionate about supporting new and expecting parents through nurturing touch, as well as infants, toddlers, and children. In addition to her water work, she is an internationally Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT) and Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT), and teaches group classes to parents and caregivers every week. She enjoys working with children both in the pool and on land and is a proud volunteer with the Special Needs Aquatics Program (SNAP Kids) in Berkeley. Jillian is a Red Cross Certified CPR and First Aid Healthcare Provider, and has 550+ hours of training in bodywork, anatomy, and adaptive aquatics.

LOCATION
DAY
CLASS TIME
 
Roseville   Next series will be fall of 2017  

 

ROSEVILLE STUDIO

  • 3 week One hour series
  • Must have at least 4 confirmed enrolees to run series
  • Age 3 weeks old +
  • Pre-registration is necessary
  • Gift certificates available

151 N Sunrise Ave Suite 907 Roseville, CA

Email : hello@jillianvanness.com

Phone : (530) 426-2278

Web : JillianVanNess.com

To Enroll

 

 

 

 

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