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What is Baby Massage?

Infant massage is a traditional parenting practice in many parts of the world, where generations of mothers/caregivers offer nurturing touch to their babies. It provides a loving connection between parent and baby starting early in life, strengthening this attachment as the baby grows. 

Today, countless research studies have supported the benefits of infant massage with impressive results for both parent and baby. Babies are able to relax and sleep better, they calm themselves more readily, and they thrive in many areas of infant health and development. Moreover, parents learn a way to better connect with their baby, by reading and being more aware of cues.

Benefits of Baby Massage

  • Enhance the bonding experience between parent and child
  • Increase a sense of love, acceptance, respect & trust
  • Improve neurological function in babies.
  • Increase self-esteem for both baby & parent
  • Facilitate relaxation & stress release for baby & parent
  • Strengthen & regulate baby’s primary systems
  • Help relieve gas, colic & teething pain
  • Improve baby’s body awareness
  • Improve parents’ ability to understand baby’s verbal & nonverbal cues

Who is guided baby massage for?

Baby massage can provide many benefits for both parent and baby. It can be great for parents who are:

  • Young parents

  • New parents

  • Parents of children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • Adoptive parents

  • Parents in postpartum care facilities


Hi, I’m Simone. Mom of three, and Pre & Postpartum Wellness Coach. As a certified baby massage educator with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM), I help to empower parents and promote nurturing, through parent-baby communication and responsiveness, in addition to infant massage education.  With over 15 years of dedication in the field of Early Childhood Education as an RECE, including a training certificate in Infant Mental Health, (Community Training Institute Series IMPH*), and as a certified pre and postpartum wellness coach(Girls Gone Strong), I am passionate about the benefits that baby massage can provide for both babies and their parents. 

In our Sweet Pea Baby Massage classes, parents are led through guided massage sessions while learning how to create a calm and relaxing environment that is both nurturing and loving.

“She was wonderful. Very friendly, relatable, respectful, and open to all the questions. She was also patient and accommodating to all the parents and their babies especially if baby was fussy or sleeping.”


“I like the different massage techniques offered for all major parts of the body tailored to baby’s need and body structure/strength. Like how the instructor took care to explain the moves and approached them in a relatable and friendly way. Liked that it was broken out into 4 weeks to give us time to practice each body part.”


Massage Training Packages

Baby massage classes run for 5 weeks (1 day per /week) covering massage strokes for each body area including Legs & Feet (reflexology), Relief for Gas & Colic, Arms & Hands and Gentle Stretches (motor development), Back & Face (teething relief, overall relaxation), and Full Body Routine.

Our classes are designed for parents and caregivers of babies aged 6 weeks to 12 months. You will be guided through the gentle act of baby massage, with step-by-step instruction and personalized guidance to ensure that you feel confident and comfortable.

We will also cover important safety considerations to keep in mind when practicing baby massage, including choosing the right time and place, using appropriate pressure, and being mindful of your baby’s cues and reactions.

In addition to the practical instruction, our virtual and in-person classes also offer a supportive community of parents and caregivers who are all committed to providing the best possible care for their babies. We encourage you to connect with other parents in the class and share your experiences and questions.

We believe that baby massage is an invaluable tool for promoting bonding and overall well-being for both you and your baby. We look forward to welcoming you to our class and helping you discover the joys of baby massage!


Here you’ll find answers to our frequently asked questions. Please connect with me by filling out the contact form below, if you have a question that isn’t listed here.

There are no set guidelines regarding the minimum age for when to start baby massage with your little one. Although nurturing touch can be given from birth, some babies may find formal, structured massage too stimulating in the very early weeks.

As a result, many parents prefer to wait until their baby is about six weeks old when their routine is more settled and their behavior is sometimes more predictable.

We understand that every baby’s schedule will be different. We also understand that babies do a lot of sleeping during their early months of life. Under no circumstances do we encourage parents to massage their babies while they are asleep. If your baby falls asleep during class, you can continue watching the live class to learn the strokes, or use a doll or teddy bear, if there is one available to you. The same would apply if your baby falls asleep right before class. Strokes are emailed after each class so that you are able to practice on your baby when they are in (content wake) state.

You can continue giving massages to your child into the early years and beyond using adaptions as they grow. Your massage instructor will share different techniques to use during massage as the child grows through different stages. See how massage fits into your routine and family traditions and how your child will respond to them.

We encourage partners to join in on at least one session if possible, so they too can learn some of the strokes. If one parent is unavailable on any given day during the 4-week series, the other partner is more than welcome to join a session in place of the other parent.

*Only parents/caregivers are permitted to join the live class to massage baby.

We like to introduce babies to massage at their own pace. We watch their cues and introduce new strokes gradually, week to week. During our Sweet Pea Baby  Massage classes, you will be introduced to new information each week and build on previously taught techniques. Classes are designed to build relationships between parent and baby to instill trust and create positive associations. Long-term training sessions also encourage engagement between parents fostering opportunities for ongoing support and friendships long after the classes are over.

Yes! Enter your friend’s email address at the time of purchase and the registration package will be sent to them. Baby Massage classes make great gifts for first-time moms and baby shower gifts.

Each baby massage class is approximately 1 hour long. Keep in mind that classes are baby-led. Parents are highly encouraged to tend to their baby’s needs during class.


For inquiries or to sign up for our baby massage packages, please fill out the form below. I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank You.


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