Infant massage

An introduction to this class

As mamas we're always looking for ways to help and improve our baby’s health and well-being

Through their experience with their own kids, by working on other babies and by teaching others, Liliana and Melissa found that infant massage helps babies who suffer from colic & gas, teething and those who can’t sleep well

This class will focus on:

  • How to properly massage your baby and what areas to stay away

  • Benefits and contraindications of infant massage

  • When is the best time to massage your baby by learning about their cues

  • Strokes used specially for infants from newborns to 12 months

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Introduction

  2. 2
    • Legs & feet routine

  3. 3
    • Abdomen, chest & bonus colic routine

  4. 4
    • Arms & hands routine

  5. 5
    • Face routine

  6. 6
    • Back routine

This class is for you if:

  • You want to improve your baby’s well being

  • You want to help boost all your baby’s body systems naturally as many people from other cultures have done it for decades

  • You want to connect and bond with your baby

Meet the instructors

LMT/ MTI/International Infant Massage Instructor

Liliana Morris

Hey there! I'm Liliana. I have always had a great passion for pregnancy and birth. In fact, one of my biggest motives to continue serving more people specially pregnant women was a testimony from a pregnant woman who was diagnosed with placenta previa, which led to a high risk pregnancy. This woman was complaining about pain in her back, disturbing her daily tasks especially when trying to sleep at night. After I completed several massages on her, all of her aches’ had disappeared. Not only was this woman’s doctor startled, but he wanted to know what she did because she was no longer at a risk pregnancy. Then I decided I will solely dedicate myself to serve more women during most of our vulnerable times which is pregnancy and postpartum. My goal is to help you alleviate all aches, pains and discomforts during these times and beyond so you can feel better. Even though my main focus had become helping moms during all stages in life I also see the whole family, so dads, babies, kids and grandparents are welcome to get massage and body work.

LMT/International Massage Instructor

Melissa Dedon

Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Melissa Dedon studied Massage Therapy at Medical Training College graduating in 2008. After practicing for 4 years in Louisiana Melissa moved to Dallas in 2012 and began to grow her family. In 2014 Melissa became licensed in Texas and has been practicing since.


  • Why should I massage my child?

    Infant massage has many benefits including relaxation, bonding and attachment, improved sleep habits and reduction in gas, constipation and fussiness. However, the most beneficial part of massage is the opportunity to just be with your child. Listen with your hands and with your heart as you massage, dropping your expectations or need for accomplishment or perfection. The quality of this interaction is very powerful and allows you to enjoy a special experience with your child, emotionally and physically.

  • How old should my child be?

    We are never too old or too young for a massage. However, we recommend newborns to up to 12 months. The younger they are the easier and the better. Your child will benefit from your nurturing touch from birth through the teen years. The principles of respect and asking permission apply throughout all these years. This is a great way to keep in touch with your child and it is never too late to start! For older siblings, massage is a good way to neutralize jealousy and provide the focused attention they also require. Massage is a relaxing form of communication that can help you maintain positive communication with your child at any age.

  • How long should I massage my child?

    Massage should last as long as it is pleasurable for both you and your child. This may be as little as a few minutes (which can be very effective) and as long as a half an hour or more.

  • How hard should I press?

    Infant massage uses a firm, yet gentle touch. Don’t press too hard—this isn’t “deep tissue massage”, but also don’t tickle or use touch that is too light. Watch for the baby’s reaction to determine the appropriate pressure.

  • How do I understand what my child needs during massage?

    Observe your baby’s breathing to notice how your touch is being received. Your baby’s breathing will probably become deeper and slower. Signs may indicate that your baby is receiving the massage as nurturing and pleasurable. Facial expressions, body posture, movement and sharing what they like with words and pleasurable sounds also indicate if babies like the experience.

  • Can Dads do infant massage too?

    Yes! Massage is a wonderful way for fathers to demonstrate their love. We must respect that a father’s way of relating to the child may be different from that of mothers. Sometimes Dads give the best massage because they aren’t afraid to go a little deeper. Massage is also a great way for fathers to learn more about their baby’s body, needs, communication and cues.

  • Would this help for constipation/colic/gas?

    Absolutely, we actually teach you the routine to help.

What mamas are saying


  • My baby's digestion improved immediately

    "Thank you so much Lili and Melissa, my baby's digestion improved immediately after Emily got her first massage, I don’t know what else we would have done after trying many things and nothing was that fast and effective as infant massage. You are the best!”
    -Laura & Will

  • We have seen very much improvement

    "We have seen very much improvement especially now that Lily just started teething, we massaged her little face and that helped her a lot. Thank you so much!”
    -Amanda & Justin