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4/26/21: Mayo Clinic’s Perinatal Education Program here in Rochester, MN is still providing education and support during this unprecedented time with in-person classes, some virtual-interactive live classroom offerings on Zoom, and online eClass options. We are taking every precaution to ensure that the health and safety of our class participants and educators remain a top priority. Safety measures are in place for in-person classes that include reduced class sizes, room arrangement that supports safe distancing, health screening of participants, and a requirement for everyone to wear a mask through the duration of the class. If you choose not to take in-person classes, we still have the following eClasses available: Understanding Birth, Understanding Breastfeeding, Understanding Infant and Child Safety, and Understanding Your Newborn.

Massage for Infants - 2 week series

Learn Infant Massage! The Language of Touch!

What is Infant Massage?

Infant massage is a bonding activity between parents and their children. Infant massage refers to the process of stroking the muscles of an infant using a variety of specialized massage techniques. Vocalization, eye-to-eye contact, and other positive behavioral reinforcements are also important components of the massage.

Infant Massage Class

This class is offered for parents, or other caregivers, of newborns through infancy. (Ideal age is 4 weeks to 12 months.) Please note: baby does need to be at least 4 weeks old by the class start date. Basic massage techniques will be taught.

In this class you will learn:

  • to give your baby a full body massage, with understanding of some strokes helping with specific problems such as colic or gas
  • to become more aware and attuned to your child’s non-verbal communication
  • to give your baby the health benefits of touch
  • to give yourself the health benefits of deep connection and openheartedness.

Two sessions, each 60 minutes in length.

  • First Session: Introduction to massage
  • Second Session: Specific strokes for colic, gas, etc

Please note: Some dates of our Massage For Infants series are being held via Mayo Clinic's use of the Zoom platform. Zoom classes are noted next to the dates below.

Please note that only the class start date is listed below. The class continues the following week (same day of week, same time). This is a total of two classes.

All registered participants will receive a confirmation email within one hour after registering (be sure to check your e-mail junk folder if you don't see the e-mail in your inbox). Please contact us immediately (phone: 507/266-7473 or email: if you do not receive an email.

Additional information

Time: 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. / 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. / 6:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Length: Two weeks; one class per week, 1 hour
Fee: $ 20.00

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Day Date Fee Vacancies Map
Tuesday June 1, 2021
(1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.)
Virtual Class (Zoom) $ 20.00 9 View
Wednesday July 7, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.)
Virtual Class (Zoom) $ 20.00 11 View
Thursday August 5, 2021
(10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.)
Virtual Class (Zoom) $ 20.00 10 View
Monday September 13, 2021
(1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.)
Virtual Class (Zoom) $ 20.00 12 View
Wednesday October 6, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.)
Virtual Class (Zoom) $ 20.00 12 View