For centuries, new parents have used massage techniques on their infants for relaxation, bonding, and overall health. Infant massage has many health benefits including helping babies with digestion, blood flow, development of their nervous systems, and relief from colic and gas which can be uncomfortable for some babies.
Emerson Hospital’s Healthy Living Program is offering an infant massage class in Westford beginning January 13. Mary Evans, DPT, a certified early intervention specialist with over 20 years of experience working with babies and their parents in both home and outpatient settings, is the instructor.
The class will meet at the Emerson Hospital Health Center in Westford, located at 133 Littleton Road. It is appropriate for full term infants, those born prematurely and those with a history of medical complications. Caregivers will learn techniques that can be used at home and in other places. The four-week class meets on Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00 am beginning January 13. Upcoming sessions will start on March 3 and May 5.
For more information about this and many other wellness classes taking place this winter through the Emerson Hospital Integrative Health & Wellness Center visit www.emersonhealthyliving.org or call 978-287-3777.
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Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.