I am a Certified Infant Massage Instructor Certified Occupational Therapy
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I am a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Reiki Master, Shamballa Master, and an Soothing Strokes Emotional Freedom Technique Instructor. After my two children began school Infant Massage I started working with other children, be it in schools and as a volunteer. Through the years, I have directed my focus towards holistic methods of reaching children, including my own and particularly my two grandchildren. I was drawn to infant massage as its benefits touch every member of a family at once! I am a member of, and certified by, the International Loving Touch Foundation, Inc. www.lovingtouch.com Patricia Ostrouch, CIMI Certified Infant Massage Instructor 138 Wells Village Road Sandown, NH 03873 603-887-3958 firstname.lastname@example.org Pat Ostrouch Some of the benefits of Infant Massage Some of the benefits of Infant Massage Please bring these items for parents and caretakers include: for the infant include: with you to class: This is a particularly helpful technique when Helps reduce gas, colic and teething pain A well-stocked baby bag. parent(s) work as it provides an opportunity which allows the infant to have happier for both parent(s) and infant to spend a quiet alert and better sleep time. One of your baby’s blankets to be used and relaxing 15-20 minutes together at the end s pecifically for its massage to encourage of the day. Improves the infant’s ability to calm, and a connection. release stress by reducing levels of cortisol, the A method that provides an opportunity for stress hormone. Wear comfortable clothing. parents to learn their child’s cues and Enhances communication as it provides the Bring 2 pillows, one to place your infant on, rhythms. infant and parent with opportunities for the and one for you to sit on. A way for fathers to interact and bond with pre-speech components of eye gaze, listening, their infant and have fun. and verbal reciprocation. Sessions are: 4-6 per class A method that addresses teething, colic, and Improves body awareness and midline – Newborn to 3 months other forms of infant distress. orientation. – 3 months to 6 months An opportunity for quality time to promote Strengthens and regulates the infant’s primary – 6 to 12 months bonding at home or if your child is systems: circulatory, nervous, respiratory, hospitalized. gastrointestinal, as well as their musculature. Prenatal classes are available. A special time to interact with your child Promotes bonding and security thus fostering through song, rhyme, and conversation which love, compassion, and respect. I will gladly work with your pediatrician encourages pre-verbal communication. if your child has special needs. Encourages the development of socialization Reinforces good eye contact for interaction skills by learning how to take turns. and to promote bonding. Classes includes handouts and supplies. Studies show that stimulated pre-term babies average a 47% greater weight gain daily. Giftcertificatesarealsoavailable. Infant massage is not a replacement for medical care. Always consult with your infant’s health care provider regarding any health issues or concerns.