Chicago, Illinois | Northwest Indiana
For Early Childhood Professionals
Contact me to tailor a professional development session to support your work with infants. Sessions can include discussion of the principles of infant massage, learning about behavioral states, reading infant cues, and developmentally appropriate play suggestions for young infants. (Does your team support expectant and new parents? See the 'For Families' section and contact me to arrange a group demonstration class or series.)
Classes For Families
Infant massage demonstration classes are offered specifically for parents & baby- expectant parents too! Intro classes provide an overview of infant massage benefits- including enhanced bonding and sleep as well as relief from gas and colic. Strokes for baby’s feet and legs are demonstrated on a doll while families learn with their baby. Class series provide demonstration of strokes for the full body massage routine. Group classes and individual sessions are available.
Sidney Borgetti - M.S. Child Development, CEIM
Supporting young children & their families and caregivers is my passion. I have spent the past fifteen years working in early childhood education, first as a classroom teacher and then as an infant toddler specialist (…and now as a mom). My oldest daughter was born in 2016 and I was taught infant massage when she was just four weeks old. Her daily (most days) massage are some of my favorite memories from her first year. When an opportunity presented to become a certified educator through Infant Massage USA in 2017, I jumped on it. My second daughter arrived in 2018 and, although admittedly a little less often, our one on one time for her massage is such a precious gift. It is my pleasure to have the opportunity to share infant massage with fellow parents and caregivers.