November 1, 2011
Loving Touch® is In The News!
Check out this new article written about our training at Univeristy of Kentucky.
October 11, 2011
Loving Touch® is Attending the AMTA Conference in Portland Oregon!
We're so excited to be exhibiting next week at the AMTA Conference at the Oregon Convention Center. Diana will be receiving her 35 year pin for her membership with AMTA! We'll make sure to take lots of photos and upload them while we're there.
June 17 - 18, 2010
Loving Touch® Travels to Futures Resource Center - Wellington, KS
What a fabulous group of educators. Kansas is well ahead of the program when it comes to introducing infant massage to the community. We have been training educators in Kansas for a number of years now. We are looking at some strategies to get many more people educated in the upcoming year. Infnat Massage is a very cost effective and practical program for parents. Jamie KlenKlen assisted in the training. She was certified a year ago and brought her expertise to the class. Thank you Kansas!
February 17 - 20, 2010
LovingTouch® Infant Massage Program Travels to Hong Kong
This training happened at the end of the Chinese New Year. There were many festivities underway. The year of the Tiger - of which I was born in the year of the Tiger so that is apparently good luck. Nora Leong hosted the Loving Touch CIMI program in Kowloon. We had a wonderful group of educators from various background and locations around Asia. Three people came from Korea. The Loving Touch program is spreading to all corners of the world. Nora will be in the states in February 2011 as she is working towards her Licensure as a Teacher Trainer with Loving Touch.
Diana Moore, MS, LMT, CIMI® with Nora Leung, CIMI®
Hong Kong Infant Massage Training Demo Class with dolls.
Final day with participants in the Certified Infant Massage Training Class.
April 16, 2010
Diana Moore, MS, LMT, CIMI® receives AMTA Award
Diana Moore, MS, LMT, CIMI® receives 33 years of support and professionalism award from the AMTA-Oregon Chapter. Thank you Diana for all your hard work, commitment and dedication for all the work you do!
October 8, 2009
Infant massages a great way to bond with baby
Adults often get massages to relax, and new research shows it is a great way to calm babies as well. KATU Channel 2 News did a live infant massage segment with Diana Moore and some local Portland, Oregon families in the Loving Touch® Classroom. The parents also had a chance to use the Spa Baby Bath Tub with their massage. Click the image below to watch the video!
March 5, 2009
Massage therapy can enhance bonding between baby and parent.
Download News Story Infant Massage Artice.pdf
HealthBeat: Health Living, Medicine, Science & Advice
Date: Wednesday. February 4, 2009
Title: Soft Touch
Artice by: Sandra T. Molina
January 30, 2009
Massage therapy Enhances Parent-Baby Bond
The Loving Touch Infant Massage Program travels to Whittier, California this week and enhances the lives of many parents and babies. Diana Moore, MS, LMT, CIMI® (Certified Infant Massage Instructor) was suprised this week when the Whittier Daily News came out for a news story on baby massage. See full story.
December 22, 2008
Portland, Oregon Snowed In
Wow, this has to be the most snow Portland has seen on 30 years. Portland has been hit hard by snow, freezing rain, high winds, and many power outages. Portland got hit with about 12 inches of snow and in some places the snow drifts were 5 feet in places. We decided to close the office 12/22/08 because the roads are too bad to drive on. Hopefully this will melt soon so we can get back to work!
November 12, 2008
The Power of LovingTouch® in the NICU
Hi Diana and staff,
I just want to share a story about one of my Neonatal patients. Josh, as I shall call him, has been in our NICU for about 6 weeks—ever since he was born. He has undergone many procedures and most recently he had open heart surgery. He had just come off the ventilator, but he still had a couple of chest tubes, as well as several IVs in his hands and feet and lower chest. He was receiving oxygen through a special mask that delivers a constant amount of oxygen and pressure to help him breathe. His parents had just been told that Josh might have to have yet another procedure. His Mom was overwhelmed with everything and was having a very bad evening. Josh’s Dad was just trying to hold himself together and provide emotional support for his wife. Josh was getting anxious and restless, and I knew that if I gave him any type of sedation he would end up on the breathing machine again and his Mom would be devastated. I stood there and just started to massage Josh’s head and face as you had shown us in class. He started to become less restless and anxious and his breathing became less labored and his heart rate decreased slightly. As he had calmed somewhat I stopped my massaging so I could talk with Mom. Within a few moments Josh became restless again and his Mother’s anxiety began to increase. I went back to just massaging his head and face. Once again he started to calm down. But I also think that more importantly I could see his Mom start to relax! It was one of the most wonderful experiences that I have ever had! It still gives me goose bumps as I sit here and write this story. It was just incredibly amazing to watch: as Josh calmed down with the massaging, his Mom calmed down and then could voice her fears and concerns. I never ever expected to have such an experience as this one. Thank you Diana, for sharing your expertise with me so that I could help a child weather a rough evening.
- Local Portland NICU Nurse -
November 9, 2008
LovingTouch® Expands with Diana Moore's Youngest Baby, Baby's Store: EcoBaby Gear™
Diana Moore's son, Brent Sagnotti (not a baby anymore but a young man) opens doors to EcoBaby Gear™. (www.EcoBabyGear.com) "Over the many, many years of observing the infant massage work and mission of LovingTouch® by my mother, I saw the need to help out by opening a baby store that carries safe, natural, organic, eco-friendly baby products". ~ Brent Sagnotti
EcoBaby Gear store recently opened doors in 2008 primarily focusing on products towards the zero-to-three population. EcoBaby Gear carries BPA-Free Baby Feeding Bottles, Organic Reuseable Cloth Diapers, Baby Gear, Mother Gear, Rattles & Teethers, Organic Slings & Wraps, Healthy Toys and even safe laundry soap.
Together LovingTouch® and EcoBaby Gear™ go hand-in-hand by providing parents with all the right care from infant massage classes to safe & healthy baby gear products.
store.EcoBabyGear.com Shop Online!
Thanks mom for all you are and do. I love you so much!
March 7, 2008
Massage Today's Latest Issue
March 2008's Massage Today Publication, Volume 8, Num. 3 Issue. Releases front page story on "The Benefits of Infant Massage" by Christie Bondurant. Informative article. Read More
FEBRUARY 25, 2008
Diana Moore, Teaches in New York City
New York City – Once again, Loving Touch brings the CIMI, Certified Infant Massage Instructor Program to New York City, February 21 - 23. The Swedish Institute was established in 1916 by Captain Theodore Melander of Sweden as a school for Physiotherapy. Located in the Manhattan Borough, the Swedish Institute has maintained its focus on massage therapy throughout the years and has the oldest Massage Therapy Program in the country. In addition to its undergraduate and graduate programs, they offer Professional Continuing education courses.
This is our seventh year presenting the Loving Touch Infant Massage Program at the Swedish Institute. We were pleased to have 23 students enrolled. Educational backgrounds were diverse including; massage therapists and students of massage therapy, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, early interventionists and a speech language therapist amongst others. Having such a diverse group of therapists makes our trainings dynamic as well as interesting because we cover a broad range of subjects specific for the use and practice of infant massage. Our trainings tend to be female dominated, however, we had the distinguished honor of two male therapists in attendance. It’s wonderful to get a nurturing perspective from the opposite gender.
I was extremely impressed with the vision everyone shared about their plans to implement infant massage into their practices. The night prior to the training it snowed and we still had two very nice groups of parents and babies in attendance for the parent infant demonstration class. One of our attendees brought his family to the training for the parent demo class and it was a magical moment for all of us. With skilled hands he lovingly massaged his daughter as she smiled and cooed at him! We had one mother bring her four-week-old daughter. Since her daughter was sleeping she was able to watch and learn a lot from the other parents. She was delighted and plans on incorporating the practice in her daily parenting ritual. Students in attendance included a group of three NICU nurses from Saint Barnabus Medical Center. Their objectives, of course, are to bring the practice back to their unit and introduce it to their families and in-service their unit. There was tremendous enthusiasm and excitement from the group. We shared many hugs as we departed and I felt that their lives had been touched by this new understanding of the many benefits infant massage promises. Thank you to all for your wonderful input. Here are a few of the comments from students in their closing evaluations.
“I‘m so glad I took this course- I can’t wait to start implementing it and seeing all the positive results”
“Excellent course. I am very glad I attended and will use the knowledge extensively in my practice.”
A view from Brooklyn Heights - Snow Day!
Babies holding hands
Babies talking with each other.
Swedish Institute, CIMI Training, February 22-24, 2008