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Infant Massage Workshop

Do you have a new addition to the family!? Ohana Wellness Clinic offers Infant Massage Workshops for Moms and Dads interested in learning how to give their infant a relaxing massage.  Infant Massage is beneficial for bonding, calming fussy babies, improving babies sleep, aiding in digestion and overall relaxation.

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How it all started..

In May 2016, Sarah Nottingham, RMT, travelled to Miami, Florida to participate in an infant massage workshop held by Dr. Tiffany Field at the Touch Research Institute.   This unique workshop specifically addressed massage therapy research protocols for infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Holz Childrens Hospital. During this opportunity, Sarah provided hands-on care to preterm infants in the NICU.  Dr. Field’s countless research studies have demonstrated a need for integrating Massage Therapy for infants in hospital settings.  These studies concluded that pre-term infants had decreased cortisol levels indicating reduced stress and showed a positive influence on digestion.  Thereby allowing for greater weight gain and reduced hospital stays.  An overall increase in relaxation aides to counteract the effects of negative touch while being hospitalized.

After returning back to Toronto, Sarah understood the vast benefits of infant massage in pre-term infants but also acknowledged how beneficial massage therapy can be for healthy well-babies. In October 2016, Sarah furthered her studies in infant massage by completing a certificate course with Tina Allen of Liddle Kidz to become a Certified Infant Massage Teacher.  This workshop provides a foundation in providing instructional classes to parents on how to learn how to massage their baby.

Infant Massage | Upcoming Workshop Dates

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10th, 17th & DECEMBER 1st | 11:00am

Join Sarah Nottingham, RMT during this 3 day workshop on learning how to massage your baby.

  • WHERE: Baby on the Hip, 2978 Dundas St W in The Junction.
  • WHEN: Three Fridays (Nov 10/17 and Dec 1st) at 11am
  • FEE:  The cost for the 3-day workshop is $99 + HST
  • Ideal ages of babies is 3 weeks to pre-crawling.

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Whats Included:

Each week includes a different region of the body.  In addition to the relaxation techniques, there will also be techniques shown for teething, congestion and tummy troubles.

Discussion covering benefits of baby massage, understanding baby’s behavioural states, types of oil, understanding digestion troubles (reflux and gas) and how to recognize baby’s cues.

To Register

Send us an email sarah@ohanawellnessclinic.com or call (416) 820 8588.

**Interested in hosting a class with a group of friends? Contact sarah@ohanawellnessclinic.com to make arrangements.**

 

Sarah Nottingham, RMT graduated in 2005, throughout the years, she’s created her career working with pregnant woman.  Providing treatments in prenatal and postnatal care and now working with infants. Along with pregnancy massage, Sarah also has extensive clinical experience in Sports Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, and TMJ Dysfunction.  In February 2015, Sarah expanded her practice and opened her own clinic in Bloor West Village.  

To book a registered massage therapy appointment click here.