Baby Massage

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Infant massage

April 2012

I tried using a book to give my baby a massage and now I decided I do it wrong and I should hire someone to massage him for me. Is there any place in Berkeley that offers massages for infants?

My post-partum doula, Carol Shattuck-Rice, was excellent in teaching me infant massage and giving me the relevant hand-outs. Her phone number is 510-527-7210. Even at 13 months, our boy goes to bathroom after a tummy massage. He feels relaxed and sleepy after arm and leg massage. Victoria

Infant massage and yoga class?

May 2008

Hi, Has anyone has taken a mom and infant massage and/or yoga class that was great? If so, please let me know. Thanks! Nicole

I highly recommend Kim Lyons! She is indeed most gifted, gentle, and most of all, my son loved her voice. We attended her class when he was 3 months and it was always such a treat to learn not only different massage techniques and baby stretches, but also, new songs to sing and creative ways to amuse your infant. Check her out - her website is: Kit
Kim Lyons is a wonderful infant massage therapist. You can contact her at kim [at] or 510-798-3089. She is located in Oakland Good luck anonymous

Note: reviews also received for Yoga Classes for Kids

Baby Massage Class?

April 2006

Can anyone recommend a baby massage class? I have heard lots of good things about baby massage but have not found a class. Thanks in advance. mom of 3 month old

I highly recommend the classes of Kim Lyons, who teaches in Rockridge; she teaches a series of four one-hour classes each month. She is calm, fun, and very knowledgeable. You can find more information on her website at anon
Smart Healthy Babies in Alameda offers a free Infant Massage for New Parents.

Here is the description from their website: Infant Massage for New Parents

The next group is to be announced. This is a group for new parents/caregivers with pre-crawling infants! Lisa Eiben, LCSW will instruct parents in Infant Massage techniques. Learn why touch is so important to the infant/caregiver relationship and how to make the most of it. Get to know other parents and get support around the transition to parenthood.

Call 864-1077 to sign-up, as space is limited. Bring a soft blanket and firm pillow. They also offer an 8 week New Mom's Groups for free as well. cindy

Hi, You may be interested in classes I lead in infant massage. I have been an infant massage instructor for 11 years and teach a variety of other classes such as baby yoga and child development. I offer 1.5 hour sessions at my studio, in your home, and at local centers or I have a 4 week series. You can find out more about me and my work at: or by emailing me. Thank you, Kim Kim Lyons-Stuart, M.Ed., CMT birthmate[AT]