Tiffany Gallion learned something pretty quickly about her 8-month-old son, Waylon, after she began giving him massages.

“He doesn’t like his stomach messed with,” she said. Waylon does enjoy his massages though and Gallion said she’s recommended that other parents learn the techniques she learned from Melanie McDonald, a certified infant massage instructor, at The Judy Center at Beall Elementary School.

“It’s the most relaxing class I teach,” McDonald … [said]. “It’s pretty simple; we demonstrate on doll babies, then they practice along with us. We also give them a book to take home.”

Cumberland Times-News, Cumberland, Maryland, April 24, 2011