Epiphany Center Hosts Infant Massage Classes Epiphany Center Hosts Infant Massage Classes

Epiphany Center Hosts Infant Massage Classes

October 17, 2017

 “I believe our children, unknowingly and with innocent trickery, teach us the deeper knowledge of how to be a true human being”
― Vimala McClure, The Tao of Motherhood and Infant Massage

 

Epiphany Center recently hosted Infant Massage USA’s Four-day Training where attendees including Tracy Weber, Parenting Support Counselor for the Family Treatment Program and Lynette Jones, Site Supervisor for Children’s Services learned to educate mothers and caregivers to use nurturing touch to feel closer to their babies, reduce colic and fussing, sleep better, and become healthier and happier.

The training included a five-week parent curriculum, practical teaching skills, parent-support skills, a one-day immersion workshop on parent-baby communication, as well as how to use touch to support babies born prematurely and extra-sensitive babies such as those born with drug exposure.

Initiated at Epiphany Center in 1992 for the medically fragile, at-risk infants by Sister Estela Morales and Mindy Zlotnik, infant massage promotes attentive communication between babies and caregivers. Having their communication valued and validated helps little ones grow in self-esteem and boosts confidence in their ability to make their needs known. “It will be exciting to assist our moms in learning how to recognize the nuanced body language of their babies,” said Tracy Weber.

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