"Because We're Happy(er)" with Infant Massage! Instinctual Parenting Excellence at Your Fingertips... At the sight of our babies, our fingers itch t


"Because We're Happy(er)" with Infant Massage!

Instinctual Parenting Excellence at Your Fingertips...

At the sight of our babies, our fingers itch to cuddle, stroke, and fondle them.... Touch is not an emotional fringe benefit for infants. It’s as necessary as the air they breathe. Our silent and most potent language, touch is the medium through which parent and infant communicate and become attached, each tender touch strengthening the bond between them.
- From "The Vital Touch" by Sharon Heller

Science Says: Hug Benefits for Happiness

See research roundup below on how physical affection boosts body and mind for big folk, too.

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Five Weeks of Summer Sweetness & Support

Connect & Nurture Baby & You
(Find a village of cheerleaders, too.)

Pre-Register Today to Secure Your Spot in the Next "Nest"

RETURNING in Westchester

Full Circle - Harrison - Starts Monday 7/14 at 1:30
Register at www.fullcirclewomenshealth.com or 914.421.1500

Rivertown Mamas - Dobbs Ferry - Starts Thursday 7/17 at 1:00
Register at www.rivertownmamas.com or 917.209.1573

Over the Moon Music - Scarsdale - Starts Tuesday 7/15 at 1:30
Local home of Music Together™ - Register directly with Lucky Duck www.luckyduckinfantmassage.com or 917.494.5371

NEW in Riverdale-Bronx, NYC

Raising Riverdale - Starts Friday 7/11 at 10 am
Course held at CSAIR, 475 West 250th Street
Register with raisingriverdale@yahoo.com or 917.952.0954 www.raisingriverdale.com

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Create Your Own "Nest"

Private Learning & Custom Groups
Contact Gabrielle to schedule a perfect-fit course.

Gift Certificates Available
Pamper the new - or renewed - parents you love.


Science Says: "Hug Benefits for Happiness"

Research roundup on how physical affection boosts body and mind throughout life:

Worldwide we agree that babies need to be held. There is evidence that adults who were frequently hugged and cuddled during early childhood display fewer stress symptoms than less-hugged counterparts. Physical affection also alleviates stress reactions in adults who report less existential anxiety even when touched only briefly. We are simply wired to find touch reassuring…

Positive Feelings
We release the hormone oxytocin when touched, which elevates feelings of attachment, connection, trust, and intimacy. When we're hugged, we feel less lonely… [and less devastated by problems…..] Hugs facilitate social bonding and the experience of participating fully in this life, which, to me, is true happiness.

Better Health
… when we are touched our heart rate, blood pressure, and levels of the harmful stress hormone cortisol are lowered. Reach out and hug, and your life might not only feel better, but last longer.

Excerpt from Polard, Andrea F., Psy.D. (June, 2014), "A Unified Theory of Happiness", Psychology Today


Summer of Love 4 Lucky Duck Grads

Refer a Friend, Get Thanks Treats to Share
Cool cones from Carvel for you & your friend when they join a group & a new storybook for the referring Grad.

Just-for-Grads: Drop-Ins Back-to-the-Nest
Refresh, reboot & reconnect with your original baby-partner or with the latest addition to your growing family. (Coparents always welcome.)

Contact Gabrielle for details or with updates anytime!


Why Infant Massage?

Empowered Parents
Lovingly Connected Kids

Enhance Communication & Bonding
Relieve Stress for Baby & Parents
Improve Sleep
Ease Digestion
Support Healthy Growth & Development
Boost Confidence for New Moms & Dads
Build Family Joy … and World Peace!

See a brief Benefits Video at International Association of Infant Massage.

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Gabrielle Mason, CEIM/CIMI
A grateful infant massage mom and Music Together™ teacher, Gabrielle brings song, story, philosophy and fun to the beautiful art – and science – of infant massage.

She believes new moms and dads deserve respectful support in following their own hearts to care for their children and for themselves.

Gabrielle is proud to be part of a "global support village" teaching the International Association of Infant Massage program ... and part of a local one with the Hudson Valley Birth Network.


In creating a new family, we create our own little world.
May yours be full of great joy and growing peace.
- Gabrielle

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Notes from the Nest - Make Way for Summer 2014

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