What is an infant massage class?
In this class parents/caregivers learn how to massage their infants
Why is massaging infants critical to the Parent-child relationship?
Infant massage is an established science-based bonding activity that supports attachement across the lifespan.
Touch is essential to health, growth and wellbeing.
Humans can die from lack of touch.
Touch is a form of emotional intelligence communication.
Benefits For Infants
Benefits For Parents
Mary Kay, this is a wonderful video on fathers and Infant Massage. Thank you! Blessings, Vimala McClure, author, Infant Massage, a Handbook for Loving Parents; founder, International Association of Infant Massage.
We had a lovely time learning baby massage with Mary Kay. It was fun, educational, and helped me bond with my baby! I definitely recommend Mary Kay’s baby massage class!!
My husband and I took Dr. Keller's infant massage class and it was great! We think it will be helpful to have taken the class before our little one is born, this way we are prepared to do infant massage upon birth. I am a licensed massage therapist and I learned a lot from Mary Kay’s class. My husband wants to participate in all aspects of raising our child and he loved the class! I think it was a good experience to practice with a doll and we want to take the class again once our little one is born.
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Keller's infant massage class and recommend it to all caregivers of young infants! My husband and I took the class when our daughter was 4 weeks old- I was worried that she would scream and fuss the whole time but she responded well to the massage and was very calm 🙂 Mary Kay is an excellent teacher and made us feel very comfortable and gave us great feedback during the class so now we both feel comfortable and confident massaging her at home- which has been very helpful in preventing/ decreasing evening fussiness. We learned a lot of different techniques in the class- and sometimes at home, we'll just do a few things (like just her arms or just her legs- rather than the whole body massage) but even that seems to help and Mary Kay gave us a booklet that reviews all the information we learned in the class which was also extremely helpful to review after the class.
I really enjoyed the experience of learning how to massage my infant. I have continued to massage him every now and again. Dr. Keller is a knowledgeable and personable teacher, who helps you learn a variety of steps and methods, which are actually very unique to what one might imagine from massaging a grownup. Plus, I remember it being a fun experience. I considered massage as a method of calming my son comparable to his mother's breastfeeding (OK, it's not totally comparable, but it was the greatest tool in my arsenal).
What a treat to learn infant massage for my first grandson! The experience was unique and bonding. His contented response to the soothing touch was a joy to watch. Thank you, Dr. Mary Kay Keller, for the great class! I think infant massage classes would be a wonderful gift for any parent or grandparent!