About Tranquil Tots
Kerry Neilands is the Lead Trainer at Tranquil Tots. She is a mom who loves babies and has years of experience working in Early Intervention. She is trained as an Advanced D.I.R professional, is a certified educator of Infant Massage (Infant Massage USA) and has worked closely with over one hundred families.
Kerry's love for the D.I.R model which helps parents to connect with their children and support their development inspired her to find other models that supported her work. Baby massage helps parents to understand their babies cues better and through the gift of touch and reciprocal interaction strengthens attachment. Baby Massage has been proven to be an amazing technique used to support bonding and aid the overall health and wellness of both the parent and infant.
Understanding DIR and the IAIM
The DIR Model
DIR® is the Developmental, Individual-differences, & Relationship-based approach that has become the foundation for understanding child development and providing support and intervention that helps children reach their fullest potential.
Infant Massage USA is a chapter of The International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM). IAIM’s theory, curriculum and focus are unique, and have been carefully developed and refined through research and practical experience.
Why Baby Massage?
There are a number of benefits to baby massage:
Form a strong love and bond of trust with your baby
Learn to understand your baby’s body language and cues
Improve your baby’s sleep patterns
Relieve colic constipation and wind
Relieve nasal congestion and teething pain
Stimulate their growth and development
Strengthen your baby’s immune system
Years of experience
Get to know our staff
Dedicated Teachers & Staff
Our staff are dedicated to enhancing the lives of children with diverse special needs by providing evaluations and other services for children to achieve full and independent lives.
Professional and graduated
Our Staff are Guided by the Principles of
Above and beyond our already stringent code of ethics and guidelines for continuing education, our professional staff are guided by the principles and ethical codes of the following clinical and educational organizations:
American Speech & Hearing Association (ASHA)
Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Audiology Foundation of America
American Board of Audiology