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Does your baby suffer from gas/colic pain?
Does your baby have poor sleep cycles?
Are you concerned about inadequate weight gain?
Does your baby have reflux feeding difficulties?
If you have answered “YES” to any of the above, consider scheduling an appointment to speak with our Certified Massage Instructor, Laylah Gaeta, R.N., M.S., C.P.N.P.
In today’s fast-paced world, many parents of newborns find it hard to relax and spend quality time with their new baby. Whether they are full-time at work, or full-time at home, the day-to-day stresses can often interfere with the nurturing care most parents want to provide for their baby. Infant massage is a great way for parent and child to reconnect. It is an ancient tradition that is gaining popularity in our culture today. Infant massage provides the opportunity to enhance bonding and attachment. The benefits for parents and babies can span a lifetime.
Cross cultural studies show that babies who are held, massaged, carried, rocked and breast-fed, grow into adults that are less aggressive and less violent, and are more compassionate and cooperative.
It is a wonderful gift a parent can give to themselves and their children – the priceless gift of touch – the art of infant massage.
Call Alexandria (703) 914-8989 or
Fairfax (703) 691-4700 for an Appointment
Appointments are typically one to two 30-minute sessions depending on what issues are affecting your infant. Basic information regarding the ins and outs of infant massage will be shared as well as learning the specific strokes on your baby.
It is helpful to bring a blanket for your baby to lay on during the massage appointment.
Infant Massage appointments are ideal for babies aged 4 weeks or pre-crawling.
Benefits of Infant Massage
- Lowers levels of stress hormones
- Massage can relieve discomfort from teething, congestion, gas, colic, and emotional stress
- Helps to improve muscle tone, circulation, and sensory awareness
- Promotes deeper and longer sleep cycles
- Improves digestion
- Enhances brain development
- Enhances immune function
- Enhances parent-infant communication and builds respect
Laylah T. Gaeta, R.N., M.S., C.P.N.P.
Certified Infant Massage Instructor through the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM)
Laylah has over 10 years experience working in pediatrics, and has been certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner since 2000. She has three daughters who have all benefited from the precious gift of nurturing touch. They are living proof to their mother of the joys and benefits of infant massage.
“I just fell so in love with the practice, that I felt the need to share what I’ve learned with all new parents!”