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Classes at Back to Health Center

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At Back to Health Center, we want to be your resource for information that helps you improve your health and life. That’s why we offer classes to help keep you informed about your health and the health of your family.

Get in touch with us to find out more about our events and to register! We look forward to meeting you.

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Infant Massage Classes

An age-old tradition, infant massage classes can benefit your baby in a variety of ways. Our course will teach the parent or caregiver techniques to calm, comfort and soothe the infant. We recommend that your baby is a minimum of 3 months old and a maximum of right up until they’re walking.

Infant massage provides numerous advantages:

  • Boosts immune system function
  • Enhances infant-parent bonding
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Relieves gas and promotes elimination

This course is made up of three classes with each new technique demonstrated by the instructor, as well as detailing what was learned in previous classes.

Course fee: $125.00.

Combination Postpartum Preparation

A six-hour, one-day boot camp-style class, this option combines several different areas:

  • Breastfeeding Basics: We want to help you feel prepared to breastfeed your baby. We’ll go over the anatomy and physiology of the breast, latching, what to expect after birth, recommended products, how family members can support a breastfeeding mom and support groups for breastfeeding families.
  • Pumping Basics: You can feel confident in your ability to feed your baby when you can’t be with them. We’ll talk about how a pump works, pumping strategies and returning to work after your baby’s arrival.
  • Baby Care Basics: To care for your baby at home, you’ll learn how to bathe, diaper, groom and soothe your newborn. We’ll also discuss the importance of nourishment and sleep for the entire family and products that might make that easier.
  • Babywearing Basics: Wearing your baby is an effective way to soothe them while having your hands free. We’ll cover babywearing safety and look at different types of carriers, as well as the benefits involved.

Postpartum Planning

Learning about writing a postpartum plan to prepare you for the coming days, weeks and months after baby comes home. Topics include self-care, healing after birth, proper sleeping habits, nourishing foods for the family and returning to work or staying home and finding support at home or with peers.

To book, visit our online Postpartum Planning booking site.

Class Dates for 2017:

  • July 10
  • August 7
  • September 18
  • October 9
  • November 6
  • December 4

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a lunch break

Cost: $175