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Thank you # serenawilliams for sharing your experiences with postpartum # depression which effects 60% of # moms and 25% of # Dads . Interactive Infant and Pediatric # Massage groups is one tool available for parents to help combat this issue. Visit my website for more information and to host or join a session. www.anita4massage.com Serena Williams shares postpartum struggles on social media Serena Williams says she's been struggling with postpartum emotions and wants other new moms to know they are "totally normal" usatoday.com
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Infant Massage Inspires Parental Confidence Phyllis HanlonMay 11, 2015 MASSAGE Magazine | The arrival of a new baby can provoke both excitement and a bit of fear in even the most confident mom and dad. But in some cases, that confidence may begin to erode as baby cries, fusses, refuses to nurse or demonstrates some other upsetting behavior. While studies have shown that massage can help calm a stressed infant, they also indicate that parental confidence can realize a boost from touch therapy with their baby . Decades-Long Tradition Vimala Schneider McClure, founder of the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM), witnessed infant massage in an orphanage in India in 1973. The incredible benefits she saw prompted her to found her specialized organization to promote the practice. She points out that infant massage has been an integral part of caregiving tradition in many countries around the globe for decades—and for several good reasons. She asserts

Interactive Massage Class for Families

Interactive Pediatric Massage Build Healthy Relationships thru Positive Touch Studies show that children who receive massage therapy show benefits of enhanced immune function and brain development, reduction of stress, and a sense of well-being. With touch being such a vital part of a child’s growth and development, it's important that parents are given tools to help build trust, security, and respect for one another. If you want to learn more about deepening the bond with your child, preventing bullying, tackling ADHD, growing pains, and stress reduction, then this class is for you! MITTS: Massage for Infants, Toddlers, & Teens   ──── Who Should Attend? Parents, Grandparents, Kids 9wks-15yrs ──── Can Massage Make your Child Smarter? LET’S FIND OUT!   Call to reserve your spot today! 770-904-9453

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4 Ways Getting a Massage is like Trying on a New Dress

Getting a Massage is Like Trying on a New Dress. I recently signed up for one of those online personal stylist services. When I received my first box of fashion items, I was both excited and nervous.  I was excited because of the possibility of finally becoming the fashionista that I think I am although no one else sees it that way. And, I was nervous because of the possibility that nothing would fit and I just wasted my time and money. That's when it occurred to me. Trying on these clothes for the first time is just like getting a massage for the first time. Here is how I break it down: 1. Expectations: When I received my fashion items, I expected everything to look and fit perfectly. I answered all the questions that my personal stylist asked as completely as possible. I included my size, my preferred style, and information about my lifestyle. If this was a massage, you would expect everything to go perfectly as well. you've filled out a form indicating your preferr

Pediatric Massage

What is Infant Massage? A regular routine of infant massage can benefit both the caregiver and the child who is 2 years old and younger.  This is why a Certified Infant Massage Teacher ( CIMT ) will demonstrate massage techniques to the parent or caregiver that they can do directly with their child.  This usually takes place in a group setting.  Studies show that massage helps increase bonding between caregiver and child. A few of the many benefits of Infant Massage include: Improved Sleep Patterns Deepens Bonding Enhanced Immune Function Helps with Colic and Constipation Helps with Brain Development A few of the many benefits of Pediatric Massage include: Improved Focus Comforting Growing Pains Reduced Aggressive Behavior More Restful Sleep Enhanced Pulmonary Function Studies show, Massage can benefit children who are diagnosed with: Autism ADD/ADHD Asthma Cancer (helps with stress reduction) Cerebral Palsy PTSD (due to change in school, neighborhood, d

Massage 4Families4Health

"Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." - The World Health Organization (WHO) We all know that massage can be very relaxing and reduce stress.  We often think of massage as being a luxury that we indulge in for special occasions.  While both of these statements are true, there are so many more benefits that we can get from receiving massage on a regular basis.  In fact, according to the American Massage Therapy Association, 50% of consumers received massage therapy for medical reasons.  Massage is now considered as important as diet and exercise in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Did you know...? Studies show that 70-90% of illnesses are Stress related Massage reduces Cortisol, the "stress" hormone Massage increases Serotonin, the "feel good" hormone Massage increases Endorphins, our natural pain killers Massage can have positive effects on those diagnosed