I.A.I.M. INFANT MASSAGE INSTRUCTOR:
Nurturing through positive touch and Baby Massage:
Human touch is essential for a child's healthy development. A baby's first sense is a 'felt sense' and long before they are able to speak they communicate with those around them through touch. In the early days, communication between parents and baby is developing every day and any form of touch, including 1-1 time, will strengthen the parent and baby bond and trust. Parents will more naturally understand what their baby is trying to tell them, enabling them to quickly and more easily meet the needs of their baby. This will help their baby feel safe and secure, resulting in both parent and baby feeling more relaxed and content.
Baby massage is a tradition that has been practiced in many cultures, including India and Africa for many years and research has shown how regular massage can boost a baby's immune system, reduce stress, relieve colic and encourage sleep. Baby massage combines movements from both Indian and Swedish massage, reflexology and yoga. Baby massage can also help to stimulate a baby's growth and development.
Courses run over 4 consecutive weeks for 1.30 hours per week or 5 consecutive weeks for 1 hour. The cost is £60, which includes the cost of weekly handouts and a small bottle of oil. Classes are suitable for babies aged 6 weeks - pre-crawling.
My classes are always baby led, so there is no need to be concerned if the class coincides with sleep or feeding time. Spare dolls are available if your baby is sleeping. It is OK if you baby cries, this is your baby's natural way of expressing their needs. At the beginning of the class I always remind and encourage parents to respond promptly and sensitively to the cries of their baby, as this helps develop a loving and trusting relationship.
Over the course of 4 weeks you will learn a full body massage and a short colic routine. I always demonstrate the massage on a doll, whilst at the same time you massage your baby. Each week, I show you how to massage a different body part, as well as recap on strokes from the previous weeks. Therefore, there are always plenty of opportunities to review strokes. You will be given detailed handouts and encouraged to massage your baby daily.
I currently run classes in a Children's Health Centre and run small classes from my home in Sydenham. I also offer 1-1 treatments from the comfort of your own home.
5 WEEK COURSE starting September, 2018
Tuesday 5th March - 2nd April 2019 (inclusive)
1.30 pm - 2.30 pm
At The Healthy Lifestyle Centre, Abbotshall Road, Catford, SE6 1SQ.
Cost: £60 (includes small bottle of oil and weekly handouts)
Limited spaces - please contact Noreen to reserve your space.
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