It is not like a "spa" appointment where your baby is coming in for us to massage them. We do lend guidance to help you learn the strokes but our goal is to teach you how massage your baby. We teach on a doll side by side next to you and your baby and may also demonstrate strokes on your baby.
If you had a healthy delivery and baby is doing well, you can begin baby massage as soon as the first day they are born!
As long as your baby has caught up to 32 weeks gestational age, is at-least 3-4 pounds, and is medically stable (which means they are are in an open crib and taking feedings) then yes they can! In fact, The Baby's First Massage Program® is active in many NICU's and is part of the care plan in many special care nurseries. If your baby is in the NICU feel free to ask your nurse if you can consider learning this routine to perform in the NICU with your baby.
Yes you can! Our program teaches many things about newborn behavior as well as baby massage and is often taught in birth preparation classes.
Yes we'd love to! Mama & Me Photography Spa owner, Diane Yvon, is the owner of The Official Baby's First Massage Program® . You can learn more about programs for professionals by visiting the website: