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Fri, May 17

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The Virtual Hive

A Touch of Honey

Infant Massage Class

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A Touch of Honey
A Touch of Honey

Time & Location

May 17, 2024, 7:00 PM

The Virtual Hive

About the event

Throughout the journey of postpartum recovery, touch becomes a healing balm, soothing the physical and emotional strains of childbirth. With skilled hands and loving hearts, caregivers offer massages that melt away tension and fatigue, restoring vitality and vigor to the weary mother. Each stroke is infused with tenderness and compassion, a testament to the profound beauty of the maternal journey beginning with skin to skin and breastfeeding.

Supports bonding between babee and parent

Development of body awareness

Builds trust and communication skills between your and your babee

Display boundaries through cues and feedback which gives your babee their first voice 

Calms and relaxes the body of the child and caregiver(s)

Supports babee's nervous system development

Relieves body tension for a better latch experience 

Induces oxytocin for a boost in milk supply

Can relieve colic and help with upset stomach

Can improve sleep for babee and the whole family

Can help with postpartum depression

Help honeys connect after a cesarean birth 

Promotes weight gain in NICU babee's 

Supports relief from constipation 

This gentle practice promotes overall well-being, relaxation and improved sleep, while also offering relief from discomforts like gas, constipation, and vaccination site soreness.

Join us on Google Meet for live instruction, demonstrations, and the opportunity to practice with your own newborn. This class involves two-way communication between the instructor and participants. The instructor will observe your massage techniques and make suggestions accordingly, so it is expected that all participants have their cameras on for the majority of the class.

Class Length: One session, 2 hours

Class Fee: $50 per family, including the parents and infant

What you will learn:

  • Benefits of infant massage for both parents and babies
  • Varying uses of infant massage
  • Bonding and attachment
  • Specific massage strokes
  • Baby's non-verbal cues: engaging and disengaging

Materials needed: Two bed-sized pillows, a towel, and massage oil. Any food-based oil will be sufficient. (e.g. coconut oil, almond oil, grapeseed oil)

When to take this class: We recommend taking this class after the birth of your baby. Ideal for babies, birth to before crawling.

Interested in registering for this class and a few others at a discounted rate?

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