Infant Massage Training Now Being Offered in Metro Milwaukee

A new training service is now available for parents in the metro Milwaukee area that teaches parents how infant massage deepens the connection between a parent and their baby.

Milwaukee, WI, March 20, 2009 --( Whether you are parents expecting for the first time or you are welcoming another child to your family, Massage for mommy and me offers in-home instruction to parents and caregivers in metro Milwaukee teaching them how to build a nurturing relationship through infant massage.

Massage for mommy and me was founded by Mary Simmons, a Wisconsin state certified massage therapist with certification in Infant Massage through the International Loving Touch Foundation. “As a mother of two children, I have always been passionate about working with babies, and supporting parents during these very tender years,” she said.

Mary knew that the benefits of infant massage were becoming more prominent with well-known pediatricians like Dr. Harvey Karp, who developed the “Happiest Baby on the Block” series of books and DVDs. Dr. Karp specifically uses infant massage techniques to calm colicky babies.

There are many physical and emotional benefits to infant massage, including bonding and attachment, relaxation and release of stress, circulation stimulation, reduction of colic, gas, teething and congestion, increased confidence in parenting skills and increased self esteem for both the child and the parent.

Infant massage enhances the parent-baby bond and helps to create family-centered values that promote respect, trust and love as a child grows older. Many parents are in need of support in our society today as they carry out the important job of parenting. Infant massage promotes positive interactions that contribute to children expressing more compassion and responsibility to their family and their peers.

Massage for mommy and me provides professional, convenient, in-home infant massage instruction for parents/caregivers and infants. In-home relaxation massage is available for the parent before or after infant massage instruction. Massage for mommy and me provides services for the following counties: Washington, Ozaukee, Waukesha, and Northern Milwaukee. Gift certificates are available on the website and make great baby shower gifts.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Mary Simmons at 262-510-8913 or visit

Massage for mommy and me
Mary Simmons
Donna Nash