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Cheryl Manning

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Hello, I'm glad you are taking the time to learn about one of the most wonderful ways of communicating with your child... touch. The goal of this web site is to give you the information you need to take the first step in enhancing a rewarding and loving relationship with your child.

Learning the art of infant massage is one of the most gratifying and loving activities that you can share with your baby. It is a wonderful way to enrich the parent-infant relationship and provide your baby with a pleasurable form of stimulation that will enhance your baby's overall development. Research has shown that nurturing relationships in the first 3 years of life profoundly impact the brain's development and therefore who we become for a lifetime. Infant massage has valuable benefits for both the baby and the care giver that help cultivate a nurturing lifelong relationship. I truly believe in this type of work as it has made an incredible impact in my relationship with my own son and with the relationships of the families I have worked with.

I teach group and individual series, depending on the needs of the parents and baby. Classes are in my home, in the home of an individual participant, or at a facility that accommodates a particular group. I also do brief introduction to infant massage in-services for interested mothers or professional groups. In my classes, I use my experience as an occupational therapist and as a mother to augment my instruction in infant massage and communication.

Enjoy exploring this web site. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you or someone you know are interested in participating in a class. Thank you and God bless.

Cheryl Manning
Occupational Therapist
Certified Instructor of Infant Massage