Mum & Baby Massage Course
Dates: dates for 2016 will be confirmed soon
Time: 11am to 12.30pm
Cost: £55 for the complete course
What is Baby Massage?
Baby massage has been a longstanding parenting tradition in many cultures,such as India and Africa. It was introduced to the western world around 30 years ago. The IAIM course draws from both the Indian and Swedish massage techniques as well as incorporating principles from Yoga and reflexology. Our course teaches parents a sequence of rhythmic stokes and soothing holds which have been developed and refined over many years.
The four main areas of benefit are:
Interaction and Bonding
Massaging your baby provides a wonderful opportunity for expressing your love, whilst meeting the high need for touch and affection that is so essential for the healthy development of all babies
About the course ~ Parents who come on the course will learn much more than just massage. I cover touch, movement, relaxation, interaction and communication.
Who are the classes for?
All babies from birth to one year (or older if your baby has additional needs)
All parents and primary caregivers
Benefits for your baby:
Helping baby to feel securely attached
Reduced crying and emotional distress
Increased levels of relaxation
Development of body awareness
Relief from colic, wind and constipation
Benefits for you:
Feeling closer to your baby
Reduces Post Natal Depression and the Baby Blues
An increased understanding of your baby
Relaxtion from giving nurturing touch to your baby
Benefits of learning in my class:
Focused time with your baby
Meet and get support from other local parents
A supportive environment – everything is welcome – crying changing sleeping babies can all come along
Learning a life long skill
You will learn:
The IAIM massage routine
A colic routine
The science evidencing the need for positive touch
Only you will massage your baby – I use a demonstration doll. We always ask permission before massaging our babies and never force massage on our babies. This develops trust and enhances communication.
Baby massage is best for newborn babies up to crawling, but all babies up to one year old are welcome.
If you are unable to join the course at the start date you can join for a discounted rate on week 2.