Private Infant massage class
with Aimee Sutton R.M.T , C.I.M.T
Hi, I'm Aimee, a Registered Massage Therapist and Certified Infant Massage Trainer (CIMT™), as well as a mama.
I have a passion for empowering parents with the skills to connect and communicate with their infants through the art of touch. This includes gaining a deeper understanding of your baby's physical cues and emotional responses while respectfully familiarizing yourself with their body.
Engaging in massage not only facilitates shared benefits through touch and eye contact but also triggers the release of hormones such as Oxytocin and dopamine for both you and your baby. These hormonal responses contribute to improved mood and strengthened bonding. Remarkably, studies have indicated that mothers experiencing Postpartum Depression (PPD) can find relief through symptom management via massage practice.
Practicing infant massage instills confidence during what can be a chaotic time, offering a precious opportunity to slow down and forge a stronger bond with your little one while alleviating any discomfort they may be experiencing.
Moreover, it serves as a wonderful inclusive activity for the entire family. Grandparents, non-gestational/adoptive parents, and older siblings can participate, fostering valuable moments of connection while bonding with the baby.
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What to expect in a session
Cost: $70.00 (including hst) Session may be submitted for benefit coverage
I do not offer direct billing
Duration: 30 minutes. On our initial visit we will go over the health history of baby's life to date
In Session: We will address any issues, or concerns while treating at Well Daze Studio. As you join in, ask questions, and practice hands-on techniques allowing you to understand the techniques, pressure, timing and cues of infant massage. After your session I will send you a full breakdown of the material we covered to review at home, including cues, precautions and some extra routines to try.
Sleep: Helps improve quality & duration of sleep
Calming: Touch lowers cortisol, for both you and your baby
Bonding: Helps you to better understand your baby's non-verbal cues and establish a stronger bond.
Development: Stimulates healthy weight gain, neurological development, body awareness by connecting left and right brain. Improves sensory awareness & boosts the immune system.
Digestive relief: Soothes colic, gas, constipation, and stimulate proper waste elimination.
Postpartum relief: Massaging baby may help to stimulate Oxytocin "the love hormone" which promotes a feeling of relaxation in both mommy & baby, helps promote lactation & bonding.