“Babies’ Yoga and Massage Class” met at Smile Square, St Paul’s Kindergarten, Koriyama, Fukushima

Original Japanese written by  staffer
The English below translated from the original Japanese by Heeday
The English translation edited by Rev. Dr. Henry French, ELCA

On Monday, November 16, 2015, a “Babies’ Yoga and Massage Class” was held at “Smile Square” within St Paul’s Kindergarten, Koriyama, Fukushima. The Project on Nuclear Power and Radiation, partially assisted the class.

This time, five families joined the class, which was led by Ms. Yoshie Hatayama, the instructor.ベビーマッサージ1116_1

Oil massaging seemed to work magic on the babies, who were quite silent.ベビーマッサージ1116_2

After the massage, the instructor explained about the oils used and advised the mothers on how to best keep their skin’s moisture. The class was a very friendly and happy one.ベビーマッサージ1116_3

This program successfully relieved the mothers of the daily stress of child-raising. They, together with their babies, enjoyed both mental and physical relaxation.