Infant Massage

The Power of Touch

Becoming a parent is one of the most wonderful things you will ever experience. And bonding with your new baby is crucial to establishing a lifelong, healthy and loving relationship. Aside from holding, rocking and talking to your baby, a new bonding option has emerged --- infant massage.

Baton Rouge General offers a new family-centered program that teaches parents and caregivers how to massage infants and young children, providing positive interaction and long-term physical benefits. With techniques such as rubbing, kneading, pressing and rolling a baby’s soft tissues, infant massage can:

  • Calm a fussy baby
  • Promote blood circulation
  • Relax the muscles
  • Relieve pain
  • Aid in digestion
  • Manage colic symptoms
  • Provide visual interaction
  • Promote bonding

At Baton Rouge General, infant massage techniques are taught by our Certified Infant Massage Instructors who have completed a special program and have earned their certification through the International Loving Touch Foundation. Classes are taught through the hospital’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Department and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Angie Netterville
Physical Therapist
Trisha Smith
Occupational Therapist

For more information, call (225) 381-6527.