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I tried using a book to give my baby a massage and now I
decided I do it wrong and I should hire someone to massage
him for me. Is there any place in Berkeley that offers
massages for infants?
My post-partum doula, Carol Shattuck-Rice, was excellent in
teaching me infant massage and giving me the relevant
hand-outs. Her phone number is 510-527-7210. Even at 13
months, our boy goes to bathroom after a tummy massage. He
feels relaxed and sleepy after arm and leg massage.
Has anyone has taken a mom and infant massage and/or yoga class that was
great? If so, please let me know.
I highly recommend Kim Lyons! She is indeed most gifted, gentle,
and most of all, my son loved her voice. We attended her class
when he was 3 months and it was always such a treat to learn not
only different massage techniques and baby stretches, but also,
new songs to sing and creative ways to amuse your infant. Check
her out - her website is:
Kim Lyons is a wonderful infant massage therapist. You can
contact her at email@example.com or 510-798-3089. She is
located in Oakland
Note: reviews also received for Yoga Classes for Kids
Can anyone recommend a baby massage class? I have heard lots of
good things about baby massage but have not found a class.
Thanks in advance.
mom of 3 month old
I highly recommend the classes of Kim Lyons, who teaches in
Rockridge; she teaches a series of four one-hour classes each
month. She is calm, fun, and very knowledgeable. You can find
more information on her website at www.movingfromwithin.com.
Smart Healthy Babies in Alameda offers a free Infant Massage for
Here is the description from their website:
Infant Massage for New Parents
The next group is to be announced. This is a group for new
parents/caregivers with pre-crawling infants! Lisa Eiben, LCSW
will instruct parents in Infant Massage techniques. Learn why
touch is so important to the infant/caregiver relationship and
how to make the most of it. Get to know other parents and get
support around the transition to parenthood.
Call 864-1077 to sign-up, as space is limited. Bring a soft
blanket and firm pillow.
They also offer an 8 week New Mom's Groups for free as well.
You may be interested in classes I lead in infant massage. I have been an infant
massage instructor for 11 years and teach a variety of other classes such as baby
and child development. I offer 1.5 hour sessions at my studio, in your home,
local centers or I have a 4 week series. You can find out more about me and my
at: www.movingfromwithin.com or by emailing me. Thank you, Kim
Kim Lyons-Stuart, M.Ed., CMT birthmate[AT]yahoo.com
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