Sandra Daitch, BA, LMT, CIMI, CLL, MsT, NMT, SEP

Massage Therapist, Infant Massage, & Somatic Experiencing
Offices in Arlington and Cambridge, MA
617-876-0196
SandraDaitch@aol.com

Professional Credentials

Sandra Daitch, BA, LMT, CIMI, CLL, MsT, NMT, SEP, is a Licensed Massage Therapist, with offices in Arlington and Cambridge, MA. She has been in private practice since 1982, and has taught Massage Classes since 1983.

Sandra received her BA in Child Study from the Eliot Pearson Dept. of Child Study at Tufts University, and graduated from the Massage Institute of New England. She is a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist, and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.

Sandra has preschool teaching experience, and offers training in Infant Massage for parents and other childcare providers. Her other workshops include “Massage with a Partner,” and “Laughter and Massage for Stress Reduction.” Sandra is also a Certified Laughter Leader and a Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She is dedicated to bringing the gift of touch to many different caregiving situations.

Professional Services

Massage Therapy Sessions

  • Individual sessions customized to meet your needs:
  • Increase relaxation and a sense of well-being
  • Reduce physical and emotional pain and stress
  • Increase body awareness
  • Receive nurturing attention and safe touch

Sandra draws upon her varied training and experience, including Swedish, Esalen, Sports, Structural, and Russian Massage; Neuromuscular Therapy, Polarity Therapy, REIKI, Therapeutic Touch, Guided Relaxation and Somatic Experiencing.

Massage Classes For Women, Couples and Infants

For individuals, pairs, and small groups, including Massage during Pregnancy. Private workshops and tutorials can be arranged.

Infant Massage

Although infant massage has only recently begun to be appreciated and practiced in this country, it has been a daily procedure in many cultures.

Nurturing touch between a caregiver and an infant enriches physiological, social-emotional, and mind / body / spirit connections for the infant being massaged as well as for the caregiver. Being touched and caressed, being massaged, is food for the infant. Touch is vital for the development of attachment behavior and for early socialization of the young child. Massage is a gentle warm communication between the caretaker and the child. It allows the caretaker to engage and relax the baby in mutually pleasurable interaction.

Research by Dr. Tiffany Field of the Touch Institute in Miami and others has shown that massage benefits infants in a variety of populations, including premature infants, infants with motor problems, those with gastrointestinal illness, infants exposed to drugs in utero, visually impaired babies, and institutionalized infants

Benefits of infant massage include:

  • promoting bonding and attachment
  • helping babies to sleep better
  • stimulating and strengthening circulation, digestion and elimination systems, which can lead to weight gain
  • reducing the discomfort from teething, colds, congestion, gas, colic, emotional stress
  • enhancing communication through eye contact, skin contact, smiles, soothing sounds
  • helping caretaker to build understanding of the babies’ cues
  • improving a sense of well-being and increasing relaxation of caretaker providing massage

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic experiencing is a gentle, innovative and integrative approach which helps access and unlock our inherent ability to self regulate and restore vibrancy after stress and threat. See Trauma Isn’t A Life Sentence for more details. Sandra is a Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP).

What

Awareness and relaxation exercises, lecture, discussion, self-massage techniques, partner massage demonstration and supervised practice.

Where

My classroom or your home or office.

When

Call for scheduled dates of classes or schedule a private workshop or tutorial.

Gift Certificates For All Occasions

Including Birthdays, Weddings, Graduations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Pregnancy, Christmas, Chanukah – available for Massage Therapy Sessions, private classes or tutorials.

Resources

Infant Massage, A Handbook for Loving Parents, Vimala McClure

The Book of Baby Massage, For a Happier, Healthier Child, Peter Walker

Loving Hands, Frederick Leboyer

Touch Research Institute
www6.miami.edu/touch-research

To find Certified Infant Massage Instructors
www.iaim.ws