Baby massage is when a parent or primary carer lovingly strokes or holds their baby. Using a high quality non-fragrances vegetable oil, soothing holds and rhythmic strokes are given on each area of baby’s body, following a sequence which has been developed over many years.
The massage offers a wonderful experience and a special time to communicate both verbally and non-verbally with babies, so that they feel loved, valued and respected.
The IAIM baby massage course draws from both the Indian and Swedish massage traditions, as well as incorporating principles from yoga and reflexology. Four of the main areas of benefit include: Interaction and bonding
Baby Massage 6 week Course
121 sessions, group sessions and online courses available
Online Baby Massage 6 week Course
We believe that babies live to be held and touched by their parents. A daily massage provides the perfect opportunity to meet your baby’s needs through skin-to-skin contact and deepens the bond between you. Regular baby massage aids relaxation and sleep, relieves wind and colic, promotes healthy development and physical well-being leaving you feeling happy and connected with your baby.
Includes; Introduction Benefits of Baby Massage, What you need to know and When and how you should Massage
6 week Session Week 1: Leg Massage Week 2: Stomach Massage, Week 3: Chest and Arms Massage Week 4: Face Massage Week 5: Back Massage Week 6: Whole Body Massage
Here is what parents on our courses have said about the benefits
they found from attending our classes
For their babies “It helps her relax and sleep longer” “She doesn’t cry as much as she used to. But when she does I feel more relaxed about it and can understand what she is telling me now” “I feel so connected with him, I guess it has helped us bond more. Thank you” “She has much less wind and the colic has gone! Thank you so much for teaching me how to do the stomach massage”
For themselves “I feel much closer to him now” “Before I came to this class I had no idea what his crying meant, I feel like I have a better understanding of his baby language now” “She is my second child, so it has been great having one-on-one time just with her, that’s not easy to get at home” “I feel so chilled out by the end of the class, I love coming here” “This course has been amazing, I feel much more confident in my own ability to be his mother now. I feel like I CAN do this!”
We teach the traditional and authentic baby massage routine over 6 -weekly sessions, to avoid over stimulation we choose not to mix massage with any other new baby programs.