Infant Massage


It is never too late to begin massage... Whether your baby is a newborn or several years old, massage can bring immediate and lasting results. Expectant parents who take infant massage instruction in advance are ready to begin this wonderful loving touch right from the start. Infant Massage is a very old parenting practice that has been modernized and is in active use today supported by evidence-based research. There is recorded history of the use and practice of infant massage amongst many different cultures around the globe. It is only in the past 30 years that infant massage has begun to appear in the western world.

What are the advantages of infant massage?

  • Provides all of the essential indicators of intimate parent-infant bonding and attachment: eye-to-eye, touch, voice, smell, movement, and thermal regulation

  • Encourages pre-verbal communication between caregiver and infant

  • Helps parents feel more confident and competent in caring for their children

  • Benefits for baby:

    • Improves general well-being

    • Improves overall functioning of the gastrointestinal tract

    • Promotes relaxation and helps babies self-regulate calm, which reduces crying

    • Helps to normalize muscle tone

    • Improves circulation

    • Helps to improve sensory and body awareness

    • Enhances neurological development

Infant Craniosacral Therapy 

Craniosacral Therapy Can Help:

  • Fussy, hard to soothe babies

  • Babies who seem uncomfortable in their bodies

  • Babies who have digestive or elimination difficulties

  • Reflux

  • Colic

  • Spitting up

  • Breastfeeding problems

  • Difficult latching

  • Latch problems that contribute to sore nipples for moms

  • Babies who favor turning their heads to one side

  • Babies who favor one breast or position for nursing

  • Babies who seem overly sensitive

  • Babies who hate tummy time

  • Teething babies

  • Non-sleeping babies

  • Children who have mobility issues

  • Children who have sensory issues

  • Children who have vision issues

CST treatment sets the stage for the body to most efficiently use its own power to heal. Most children find the sessions to be deeply relaxing. Babies and children will often sleep for a longer stretch than usual after a session.