Massage is a great way to connect to your baby and has been shown to help babies sleep better, gain weight, reduce fussiness, improve health and relax.
Our classes teach parents massage techniques in a progressive sequence over four weeks – focusing on different parts of the body each week, which provides opportunity to practice strokes at home, with the help of provided handouts, and review material in subsequent classes. Class sizes are kept small to ensure lots of personal attention.
The ideal time to start this class is when your baby is 2-6 months old, but younger and older babies are welcome. The emphasis in class is on following baby’s cues and learning the techniques to incorporate into your home routine.
Pack a towel or baby blanket you do not mind getting oil on, and a change of diapers and clothes.
Please note that private home venue classes are limited to four (4) parent/baby pairs. Public venue classes are limited to eight (8) pairs. Please register early. Classes with insufficient enrollment a week in advance of course start may be cancelled.
921 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
• Classes are most likely in the Art Room on the 1st floor. Check the info board by the reception office at the 9th Street entrance (ground floor.) Strollers can be parked in the hallway outside the classroom. Please plan to leave all non-valuable personal items outside or store them on the shelves in the classroom to keep the floors clear. Thanks.
• Hill Center is an easy walk from Eastern Market metro and bus stops. Strollers are welcome inside and can be parked in the hallway outside the classroom. There is also a bicycle rack at the top of the 9th Street driveway. • Street parking can be found on Pennsylvania Avenue or E Street. Please do not park in the very small Hill Center lot. That is reserved for loading and staff use. •