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Infant Massage….ahhhhhh.

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You know what happens: The minute you put your baby

down, she cries. Pick her up and, presto — she’s serene and smiley again. If just holding your baby can be so soothing,

imagine how she’ll benefit from a full-body massage.

In fact, studies have shown that massaging an infant can reduce crying and fussiness, help her sleep more peacefully, and alleviate common wail-inducers like constipation and colic some say that it even boosts a baby’s ability to fight off germs.

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"When you give your baby a massage, you’re actually stimulating her central nervous system," explains Tiffany Field, PhD, director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

"That sets off a chain reaction: It makes her brain produce more serotonin, a feel-good chemical, and less cortisol, a hormone that’s secreted in response to stress. As a result, your baby’s heart rate and breathing slow down, and she becomes more relaxed. "

Come join licensed massage therapist Martha Johnson

as she teaches you about the benefits of infant massage.

Bring your baby….or if your baby isn’t hereyet….

practice on our dolls!

Tuesday May 7th

5:30

Partner’s.

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