Baby Massage: How to Massage Your Baby Head to Toe

Ascension Seton Infant massage is a useful parenting tool and is great for bonding and fun too!

Breastfeeding Success is pleased to announce that Infant Massage will be offered as a virtual live class during the times and dates listed below. We believe that during this time of social distancing it is imperative that parents are able to establish and maintain community support. Participants will be contacted with a Google Meet link prior to class.

The fee for Infant Massage is $50 per family. Breastfeeding Success offers financial assistance if your insurance carrier does not cover the cost of the class and you have documented need. Please call 512-808-0237 with any questions or for help with scheduling. We look forward to seeing you in class!


Join certified Infant Massage Instructor and Pediatric Massage Therapist, Melanie Wattles RN , for an informative and relaxed class.

Infant Massage is a great way to bond with your baby. And it can be powerful medicine! There is evidence showing that babies in the NICU who were massaged had shorter hospital stays, slightly better scores on developmental tests and slightly fewer complications. It can also be a very useful parenting tool. When we incorporate touch and massage into our daily family routines, things can feel structured while staying relaxed and enjoyable.

During the class you'll learn about the MANY benefits of infant massage, where and when to offer massage to your baby, what oils to use and LOTS of hands-on techniques and strokes for the baby's feet, legs, hands, arms, back, chest, tummy, head and face. Massage is a wonderful way to soothe and calm your baby, create routines in your daily parenting life, and bond and connect with your baby through touch.

Infant massage may also....

Help your baby sleep deeper and longer

Provide relief from gassy spells

Lessen episodes of colic

Increase muscle tone which is important for suckling skills

Provide relief from teething pain

Promote relaxation for you and your baby

This class is great for parents, grandparents, and caregivers with babies under one year of age.

You are also welcome to participate if you're baby hasn't arrived yet, OR consider taking our Expecting a Baby? Introduction to Baby Massage class by clicking here.

About the instructor

Melanie is a Registered Nurse (RN), a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI 1, 2) and a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT). She received her CIMI certification through the International Association of Infant Massage and her CIMI2 Certification through WINC Without Borders (World Institute for Nurturing Communication).

Melanie was trained by Tina Allen and received her CPMT through the Liddle Kidz Foundation in June 2016.

She is also a Registered Sick Children's Nurse in the United Kingdom. Melanie has over 20 years experience in Pediatric and Neonatal Nursing.

Melanie's personal philosophy is to promote infant and child massage to facilitate bonding and to enable all parents, babies, and children to experience the many benefits of massage.

She believes the deep emotional bonds formed in infancy through touch lay the foundation for a lifetime of love, trust, courage, dependability and faith.

Other Dates and Times

WhenDate Time Registration
January 4, 2023
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
February 25, 2023
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
March 1, 2023
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

If your class requires payment, a refund will be given if a cancellation request is received 3 business days prior to the start of the class/program. A full refund will be given for any class cancelled by the site.