Child Centric

Baby Massage Courses

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What is

Baby

Massage?

IAIM Baby massage is an accredited course of strokes to help your baby’s physical and emotional development. Baby Massage is not Massage therapy; the instructor will never massage your baby. Our Baby Massage courses are designed to facilitate parent:child attachment, bonding and communication. As a side benefit to this, you may find that your baby: sleeps longer and more deeply gets relief from colic and/or constipation is more flexible has improved circulation It’s about more than just massage strokes: our courses build in time for socialising after each class, to give parents the chance to build their own social and support networks.

What are the

benefits?

In addition to the benefits listed above, through Baby Massage, babies may: develop a more secure attachment communicate more effectively cry less And there are benefits for parents, too. Parents may: feel a greater bond with their child learn to recognise baby’s cues (Communication) increase their own confidence improve their self-esteem create space for quality time, in and out of classes decrease stress/increase sense of well-being decrease chances of postnatal depression/improve the symptoms of postnatal depression (dads can experience Postnatal Depressions too) meet other parents and build a support network

Why do you run

“Dads Only”

courses?

Dads often get sidelined in parent and baby/toddler groups. This might be for a few reasons: they are the odd one out in a hall full of mums they don’t feel confident enough to attend a group that might be all women they feel that they will be judged as being just an “incompetent dad” or a “babysitter” (How many times have you dads heard “Oh, are you giving mym the day off? How lovely!”) By running “Dads Only” courses with a male Infant Massage Instructor, dads know that they will be entering a room full of others with similar situations, and with whom they might stand a chance of having something in common.

Who are the

courses for?

“All Welcome” Courses - for any primary care-giver and their 0-1 year old: male or female, young or old, everyone’s welcome at these courses.
“Dads Only” Courses - For Dads and their 0-1 year olds only “Young Parents” Courses - For parents under the age of 18 and their 0-1 year olds only

What will I

learn?

There is lots to learn when you come to an infant massage course, above all you learn to respect ad communicate with your babies but you also learn about: Massage strokes for relaxation and relief Infant Cues Newborn reflexes Behavioural states Bonding and attachment Adapting for the growing child (after 1 year old)

What do I need to

bring?

While we supply the know how and most of the required equipment, you will need to bring: Blanket to wrap baby in Clean nappy 1 pillow (0-8 weeks old) 1 towel Nappy change bag

Where are the

courses?

Most courses are run from our teaching studio in Staverton. We will consider other venues if you have a suggestion, but the permanent base in Stavreton means we can closely control the enviornment to suit Infant Massage. If you would like to suggest a venue and have a group of parents who would like a course there, please email me

How long is the

course? and how

much does it cost?

Courses are always on the same day, so if you start a Saturday course, all classes will be on a Saturday. The classes last for upto 2 hours, including social time. The entire course lasts for 5 consecutive weeks and costs just £45, which includes all course materials and refreshments

When is the next

course? and how can

I book?

To view the list of our upcoming courses, click on the Book now” link in the navigation menu.
Member of:

What is Baby Massage?

IAIM Baby massage is an accredited course of strokes to help your baby’s physical and emotional development. Baby Massage is not Massage therapy; the instructor will never massage your baby. Our Baby Massage courses are designed to facilitate parent:child attachment, bonding and communication. As a side benefit to this, you may find that your baby: sleeps longer and more deeply gets relief from colic and/or constipation is more flexible has improved circulation It’s about more than just massage strokes: our courses build in time for socialising after each class, to give parents the chance to build their own social and support networks.

What are the benefits?

In addition to the benefits listed above, through Baby Massage, babies may: develop a more secure attachment communicate more effectively cry less And there are benefits for parents, too. Parents may: feel a greater bond with their child learn to recognise baby’s cues (Communication) increase their own confidence improve their self-esteem create space for quality time, in and out of classes decrease stress/increase sense of well- being decrease chances of postnatal depression/improve the symptoms of postnatal depression (dads can experience Postnatal Depressions too) meet other parents and build a support network

Why do you run “Dads

Only” courses?

Dads often get sidelined in parent and baby/toddler groups. This might be for a few reasons: they are the odd one out in a hall full of mums they don’t feel confident enough to attend a group that might be all women they feel that they will be judged as being just an “incompetent dad” or a “babysitter” (How many times have you dads heard “Oh, are you giving mym the day off? How lovely!”) By running “Dads Only” courses with a male Infant Massage Instructor, dads know that they will be entering a room full of others with similar situations, and with whom they might stand a chance of having something in common.

Who are the courses for?

“All Welcome” Courses - for any primary care-giver and their 0-1 year old: male or female, young or old, everyone’s welcome at these courses.
“Dads Only” Courses - For Dads and their 0- 1 year olds only “Young Parents” Courses - For parents under the age of 18 and their 0-1 year olds only

What will I learn?

There is lots to learn when you come to an infant massage course, above all you learn to respect ad communicate with your babies but you also learn about: Massage strokes for relaxation and relief Infant Cues Newborn reflexes Behavioural states Bonding and attachment Adapting for the growing child (after 1 year old)

What do I need to bring?

While we supply the know how and most of the required equipment, you will need to bring: Blanket to wrap baby in Clean nappy 1 pillow (0-8 weeks old) 1 towel Nappy change bag

Where are the courses?

Most courses are run from our teaching studio in Staverton. We will consider other venues if you have a suggestion, but the permanent base in Stavreton means we can closely control the enviornment to suit Infant Massage. If you would like to suggest a venue and have a group of parents who would like a course there, please email me

How long is the course?

and how much does it

cost?

Courses are always on the same day, so if you start a Saturday course, all classes will be on a Saturday. The classes last for upto 2 hours, including social time. The entire course lasts for 5 consecutive weeks and costs just £45, which includes all course materials and refreshments

When is the next course?

and how can I book?

To view the list of our upcoming courses, click on the “Book now” link in the navigation menu.
Course Accredited by:
/ChildCentricUK  /ChildCentricUK
Member of: