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From Sport to Pregnancy Massage

Hello Everyone,

I am usually in my office giving massages to Pregnant ladies and babies. Today, I am in Tampa for the Florida Girls Soccer State Championship and I am massaging the athletes. It  bring back a lot of memories to me. After all that how I started! I was a Track and Fields athlete myself.  Sport massages was what I liked and I did massaged a lot of world athletes: Bruny Surin (Olympic Track and Fields) Alexander Gonzalez (2nd in the world Boxer) Nancy Niro (world weightlifter) National Hockey Players, Football Players…..

Then moved  and started to give pregnancy massage because I was the only one licensed to massage pregnant ladies in the area. I did not like it at all at the beginning! Why pregnant women complain all the time? I was thinking to myself until I got pregnant myself.  Well I felt so miserable, got so sick then I finally understood why pregnant women were like that. I needed  to help them. That is  when I started to really specialize in Pregnancy massage and add advance technique alleviating nausea, oxygen mask during massage reducing headaches in pregnancy and bringing more oxygen to baby, relieving sciatic problems and much more. Now I really really enjoy pregnancy  and babies massages because I support them to feel better and stay healthier and happier.

Today I am massaging my baby (she is 15 Years old!) and the entire  varsity soccer team. Every BODY are happy after their massage and I know I made a great difference in their day!

Marie-Josee Berard

www.theinfantmassageinstitute.com

www.babywellnessmassage.abmp.com

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Colic-y-Baby Massage Testimonial

Mom massaging Francesca Just had to send a note of THANKS!

After trying for years to have a child our prayers were answered when we finally gave birth to our daughter Francesca. As a first time mother I knew that our lives would be filled with one joyful blessing after another.

Fast forward six sleepless weeks and this bleary eyed mom was left feeling helpless as her angel transformed into a colicky terror. No matter what we tried from the hours of six to midnight and 10 am to noon our daughter would be screaming and curling up in pain NONSTOP and we were just helpless! We tried it all and when the pediatrician told us sometimes it can last until the baby is  3-4 months old we just felt hopeless!

It was horrible and then my brother gave us the gift of INFANT MASSAGE.

My husband, ever the skeptic, was making jokes saying “what’s next a pedicure” but we both agreed it was worth a shot. Honestly we didn’t expect much. Boy were we wrong! Not only did Marie-Josee take the time to find out what we wanted to get out of the session but she talked to us about how massage could help with everything from better bonding with the baby to colic….. YES colic!!!! We couldn’t believe it!

Francesca ended up having her 10 am colic attack during the session and to our amazement my daughter actually quieted down as the massage went on!!

NEVER in six weeks had that happened! Both my husband and I were just in shock and we couldn’t wait to learn how to do it ourselves.  Marie-Josee patiently showed us the proper techniques and explained the “why” of each move. It has changed our life and Francesca loves her massage session with mommy and daddy! It has come part of our daily bedtime routine. As for the colic, it is like a bad distant dream because we also do the massage just before her typical “colic hours” and it really soothes her. Marie-Josee gave us back our angel and more than hope she gave us an easy-to-follow plan that has made all the difference!

Myriam DiGiovanni

Who do you know who have a colicky baby?

Marie-Josee created an Educational DVD where you can learn how to massage your colicky or happy baby! You can go online at: www.babywellnessmassage.abmp.com to purchase the DVD or make an appointment for an infant massage class.