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
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.
Patricia Ostrouch, CIMI
Certified Infant Massage Instructor
138 Wells Village Road
Sandown, NH 03873
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,
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.