Infant Massage

Infant massage is a relaxing way for parents to form a closer bond with their baby. A soothing touch can calm an irritable infant and provide a sense of well-being. Parents can take this class before delivery or up until one year after their child's birth.

The Benefits of Infant Massage are:

  • Relief from discomfort of teething, congestion, emotional stress, gas and colic
  • Bonding with parent and baby/child to foster parent/infant bonding
  • Skin stimulation –all of the physiological systems are stimulated by massage.
  • Speeds myelination of the brain and nervous system
  • Increase oxygen and nutrient flow to cells
  • Deepens respiration
  • improves muscle tone and circulation
  • Helps to encourage midline orientation (studies have found this helps with learning to read)
  • Improves sensory awareness
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved digestion
  • Increases parents’ ability to help relax the child/infant
  • Helpful to ease stress of a working parent who must be separated from the child during the day.

The cost of the class is $25.00 per session and includes an instruction book. A certified massage instructor will teach this course on an individualized basis.

Appointments for this individually scheduled class can be made by calling 419-373-7665.

Please contact Jennifer Tansel, RN if you have any questions at tanselj@woodcountyhospital.org or by phone at 419-373-7665.