Maggie Moran age 4 months, was fidgeting during a recent infant massage class until her mom gently stroked the toddler’s feet and legs, cooing, “I know. … I love you.”

The two were learning how helpful the gentle manipulation of muscle and connective tissue can be at classes held at a cloth-diaper store in Orland Park.

“It was relaxing for both of us, and I can definitely see how it could benefit her,” said mother Sheila Moran.

That is the reaction Silvia Gonzalez, who teaches infant massage at Cutie Poops and Bottoms, was hoping for. Gonzalez said massage has a host of benefits … “

Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, Jan. 20, 2010