Free Infant Massage Classes for Parents

 Learn how to:

  • Relieve stress for your infant and you
  •  Ease colic and promote healthy digestion
  • Improve immunity and circulation
  • Promote relaxation and deep sleep
  • Aid growth and development  
  • Soothe your baby and have fun!

When: Class A: Saturdays May 2 nd , 16 th and 23 rd or Class B: May 2 nd , 3 rd and 16 th .  From 10:00 -11:30 am.

Where : St Luke’s Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Pediatrics 600 East Riverpark Lane, Suite 105 (off Park Center Blvd) Boise, Idaho 83706

Cost: Attend all 3 consecutive classes for FREE . (additional classes and dates available at regular rate.)

Teacher: Sima Tavazoie, MPT, CIMT is a Certified Infant Massage Teacher and has over 10 years of experience as a physical therapist specializing in pediatrics.

Pre-Registration required: Please call 870-9746 or email at simapt@gmail.com to register. Be sure to leave your name, phone number, infant’s name and age.

Supplies: I will provide you with massage oil and handouts. Over the 3 days of classes you will learn:

· The benefits of infant massage

· The optimal time for you to massage your baby

· How to massage your baby’s legs, arms, tummy, chest, back, and face

· How to read your baby’s non-verbal cues

· How to provide infant massage to relieve discomfort associated with colic, constipation and gas

· How to soothe and comfort your baby and feel confident while having fun!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Infants between the ages of 3 weeks and pre-crawling age (~ 8 months). In this class only you will be massaging your baby and demonstrations will be performed using dolls. Both parents are invited to attend.

· call soon to register~ Space is limited*

Interactive Metronome

 

Interactive Metronome® was developed in the early 1990s and immediately proved of great benefit to children diagnosed with learning and developmental disorders.  Backed by years of clinical research and supported by prominent medical leaders in the industry, IM is now known as a breakthrough intervention to help those patients increase attention and concentration, motor control and coordination, language processing and control of impulsivity. – Interactive Metronome®, Inc.

How does it work?

IM program provides a structured, goal-oriented training process that challenges the patient to precisely match a computer-generated beat.  The patient attempts to match the rhythmic beat with repetitive motor actions such as tapping his/her toes on a floor sensor mat or clapping while wearing an IM glove with palm trigger.  Audio and/or visual guidance system provides immediate feedback.  Scores can be recorded by a computer program to show progress over multiple sessions. – Interactive Metronome®, Inc.

Who can benefit?

St. Luke’s * Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Services certified providers, including Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists treat an array of children with attention and concentration deficits, language processing difficulties, fine and gross motor delays, balance and gait deficits, poor strength and endurance, coordination impairments and impulsivity. 

For more information, call 489-5880.