Infant massage … instructor Audrey Tyrvainen explained it is a practice that benefits the parents as well as the baby.

“An infant’s first communication is touch, so massage helps to foster a healthy touch and promotes bonding and communication between child and parent,” she voiced …

And she indicated local parents have seen the benefits firsthand.

“I know many of the previous participants noticed an improvement in the infant’s sleep patterns,” she said, citing infant massage can help a baby get a sounder, deeper sleep.

“And that definitely benefits the infant, as well as the parent,” she voiced.

Fort Frances Times, Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 9