Tag Archives: message

Obama strongly condems violence, how infant massage can make a difference in enhancing peace in the world?

Hello Everyone!

We see violence all around us, sometime in our own house, in the street, in the world. Did you know that we can make a difference in the world with BABY MASSAGE?

Dr James Prescott, Neuropsychologist from the National Institute of Health said that: Sensory Deprivation result to violence.

  Sensory Stimulation, touch, massages is essential for the normal development, growth of the brain. Formation years are critical, research shows that touch deprivation in those years will produce physical,chemical and biological changes in the brain that lead to VIOLENCE!

One of the best way to provide that sensory stimulation is with MASSAGE! Dr Prescott recommend massaging your baby at night.

Want to know how to give a great infant massage to your baby, step by step instructions, and bring more PEACE in the world, just go  to: www.babywellnessmassage.abmp.com and buy your baby massage DVD so you can learn to massage your baby when  is appropriate for you and your baby in the comfort of your home.

Remember sensory stimulation is like a nutriment needed for normal development growth of the brain. TOUCH your baby as much as you can!

Marie-Josee Berard

www.theinfantmassageinstitute.com

Advertisements

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

Baby Massage Really?

Hello Everyone!!

A couple years ago I heard from a father: A Baby massage? what is going to be next a credit card!! but when he saw the smile on his baby receiving the massage and how baby was relaxing, the new father understood.

What would be your number 1 reason to give your baby a massage?

Learn more on baby massage at: www.theinfantmassageinstitute.com or

looking to learn infant masssage in the comfort of your home? www.babywellnessmassage.abmp.com

looking for a speaker about infant massage for your association?

reach me at: babywellnessmassage@gmail.com

Marie-Josee Berard

President

Infant Massage Institute,Inc.

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.

Infant Massage Institute: What is Colic?

Easing Colic Through MassageWhat is colic???

In the 1950’s,Dr. Morris Wessel, Pediatrician defines an infant with colic as one who:
The rule of three:
• fussing or crying lasting for a total of three hours a day
• occurring on more than three days in one week
• for a period of three weeks
By experience, I noticed that colic:
• Typically begins at three weeks of age
• Usually Gone by three and a half month of age

I have been working in the massage field for 18 years, I met a lot of unhappy parents with colicky baby, their doctor just told them to wait for 3months!!!until it goes away! Learning the massage technic for colicky baby can make a great difference: when baby is happy! mommy is happy! Learning how to massage your baby will also enhances the bonding between you and your child.

Get your DVD now at www.babywellnessmassage.abmp.com to massage your little one in the comfort of your home!

Do you know anybody with a colicky baby? Have any questions? I am looking forward to connecting with you.

Sincerely,

Marie-Josee Berard LMT,NCTMB
www.babywwellnessmassage.abmp.com

I am pregnant, should I still receive my weekly Swedish massage appointment?

Your body is changing, and it could be hazardous for you and the baby to receive a conventional, “swedish” massage.  On the other hand, it’s not only important; it’s beneficial to look for a certified pre-natal massage therapist.  

Before the session, a patient intake form should include question concerning your pregnancy.  Examples: how far along are you in your pregnancy? Do you have gestational diabetes?  Do you suffer from preeclampsia?  I also suggest that the therapist connects with your OBGYN. In my practice, before the treatment, I always contact the OBGYN (by fax) and request a permission letter to start with pre-natal massage.

Act with prudence and ask your Therapist even silly questions!  Your partner may like to massage your feet, but this is restricted for the first trimester due to  pressure  points  that could initiate contractions. How would you know without asking? During your second and third trimester a 5 minutes foot massage is fine. Keep in mind these tips:

  • Ask for doctor’s approval before proceeding.
  • Only very light pressure  must be  applied.
  • Reflexology  (under the foot) can be used to alleviate constipation.
  • Top of the foot , light effleurage  must be applied from toes  to leg.
  • At any time of  the pregnancy AVOID area around ankles, could also start contractions.

Massage therapy can be incorporated into routine prenatal care as an emotional and physical health supplement proven to improve pregnancy satisfaction, and maternal health. Once again, seek out an appropriate massage therapist, and make your appointment!  

 

Marie-Josee Berard

Enhancing mother-baby connection

http://www.TheInfantMassageInstitute.com