Come learn to massage your baby! Have fun while adding another skill to ease discomforts and to strengthen your relationship with your baby.

Best for pre-crawling babies and their caregivers.

To Register

Join us on Thursday, November 16, from 10 to 11:30 am.

Attendance is free! Please register since we can only accommodate 10 little ones and their grown-ups. To register, email and use the subject “Infant Massage.”

What you’ll need:

  • your baby (or a doll if you are pregnant or your child is very wiggly)
  • a blanket or towel to lay your baby on
  • a slippery, unscented oil (grape seed, almond, or apricot oils work wonderfully. Olive and coconut are a little thicker, but fine too.)

The person who will give the massage should be comfortably dressed, willing and able to sit on the floor. You may want to bring a pillow to sit on. Babies who are crawling may have a hard time enjoying being stationary for the whole massage, but you are welcome to bring some quiet toys for them.

What to expect: Maria will demonstrate specific strokes, and participants will massage their own infant or doll. There will be time for questions and comments.

About the Facilitator:

Maria Curtin-McKenna, MSW, LCSW has been working with parents and babies for over 35 years; teaching topics such as childbirth, newborn care, becoming a parent, and baby massage to hundreds of families. She is certified in the Brazelton NBAS and Newborn Observation Programs and as an Infant Massage Educator. Maria currently works as an Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant for Head Start in western Mass. She loves showing parents how to massage their babies.

When November 16, 2023
10:00 am


Community Room of Cooley Dickinson OBGYN & Midwifery
10 Denniston Place (on the hospital campus)
Northampton, MA 01060