I'm an IAIM Certified Infant Massage Instructor and I run this course from my home. This means that I teach in a small group (up to five parents) but also means that you may end up getting private sessions for the cost of a group session. It’s a home-from-home environment and very relaxed.
I will teach you a soothing, rhythmic massage for your baby that will help you to learn your baby's communication cues as well as relax them. I can work with you and your baby from birth up until pre-crawling.
The IAIM baby massage course is endorsed by the Royal College of Midwives, the Complimentary Therapists’ Association and Embody.
You will learn a tried and tested sequence of rhythmic massage strokes that have both physiological as well as emotional benefits.
You will :
learn gentle massage strokes that will calm and relax your baby
help your baby to feel securely attached
help your baby to feel more loved, valued and respected
increase your baby's levels of relaxation and promote longer sleep
help your baby to develop body awareness and co-ordination
provide relief from wind, colic, constipation and teething discomfort.
You will learn a lifelong parenting skill and gain a deeper understanding of your baby's behavior, crying and body language.
Organic oconut oil is provided along with course handouts.
Babies can remain clothed for the massage session and dolls can be provided to practice on if baby is asleep. Classes are baby-led. You are encouraged to attend to your baby if they are crying, need feeding, or just need comforting. If babies are asleep, dolls are provided so that you can still take part.
Soft drinks and water available.