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Classes, Workshops, and Events
Upcoming Classes and Workshops in April and May 2013
* Kid's Preventative Health Clinic
* Acupressure for Pain Relief during Labor
* Infant Massage Workshop
Kid's Seasonal Preventative Health Clinic
Saturday, April 20th from 9:00-11:00AM
at Orchid Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
We are excited to offer treatments for kids of all ages! From infants to teenagers, kids can benefit from regular treatment with Chinese medicine techniques. Many of these techniques do not even use needles! When needles are appropriate, we use the very finest of needles to ensure their comfort.
To encourage preventative health in our young patients, we are offering a quarterly preventative health clinic! Our practitioners have trained with one of the leading pediatric experts in the world and are thrilled to be using these gentle techniques to assist in preventing common childhood ailments from allergies and ear infections to digestive and sleep issues.
Acupressure for Pain Relief During Childbirth
Wednesday, April 24th from 6:30-7:30PM
at Well-Rounded Maternity Center
Acupressure is a great way to relieve pain during labor. This 1-hour workshop that will teach women and their labor support person the acupressure points that help relieve pain and assist women in the efficiency of labor. Acupressure can be an easy and effective tool to use during labor to encourage partner involvement, significantly decrease pain, and assist in encouraging contractions. This is appropriate for all expectant women.
Several of my patients have used acupressure in their labors. Bayview resident Jeanette Hurt says this about acupressure:
"I had a completely natural labor, but it was challenging, and I couldn't have done it without the acupressure points you taught my husband to use. My son was positioned in such a way that every contraction caused extreme back pain (back labor). But as soon as my husband pressed the points you taught him, the pain immediately receded. I could not have had the labor I wanted without acupressure. Although I am extremely grateful that Rebecca was there for me in every step of my pregnancy journey, I am most thankful for those back, finger and toe points you taught my husband! In fact, as a result of his active participation in my labor, my husband now has integrated acupuncture treatments for himself as a part of his health and well-being."
There is a $10 fee that covers the cost of materials. The remainder of the proceeds of these classes will be donated to Genesis Women's Home that supports pregnant women in need of a safe place to live here in Southeastern Wisconsin.
Infant Massage Workshop
Sundays, April 28th and May 5th from 10:00-11:15AM
at Well-Rounded Maternity Center
Infant Massage is a parent tradition within many ancient cultures that has been re-discovered and adapted to the western world. Research conducted through the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine confirms the importance of a secure environment and nurturing touch in the healthy growth, development and maturation of children (Tiffany Field, Ph.D.). Infant massage is one of the most natural and pleasant methods of providing early nurturing contact and a great way to get to know your baby!
You will find that Infant Massage is simple and easy to learn.
Some of the other benefits are:
- Infant-Parent attachment or “bonding”
- Boosts immune system
- Helps digestion
- Relief for teething pains
- Help relieve symptoms of Colic
- Helps you learn about your baby (their needs and desires)
Infant Massage classes are best taught to from birth to crawling age. Jennifer Prall, our Certified Infant Massage Instuctor will teach each of the strokes one-by-one so you will feel comfortable and confident that you are doing them correctly. During an the class, you will also benefit from the interaction, knowledge and experience of other parents.
Cost: $50 includes 2 sessions and a bottle of oil for use during the class.
Classes are made up of 3-5 parents and infants. The class is set-up as a series of 2 sessions- one per week that last 45-60 minutes plus discussion time at the end. Along with your normal diaper bag items, bring an extra receiving blanket and a pillow either for you to sit on or to prop up your baby.
For more general information on Infant Massage, go to www.infantmassageusa.org
To schedule or join a class call us at Orchid, 414-481-2922