Massage classes... calm babies...
About the course
I teach the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) programme.
On this course you'll learn to do much more than just a massage routine; the programme covers touch, movement, relaxation, interaction and communication.
Infant massage helps your baby to feel secure and increases the bond between you. You will gain an increased understanding of your baby and it gives you the focused time with your baby that you both need.
The classes are held in my baby massage room, in my home. It is a very calm, warm and comfortable room specifically designed for infant massage.
The classes are for babies from birth to one year old.
The course is 5 weeks and we will concentrate on a different area of the body each week.
I will demonstrate a specific colic routine to help relieve the symptoms of colic.
Massage strokes are reviewed each week and our relaxed classes include time for an informal discussion.
You will receive a complimentary bottle of massage oil and handouts to practise at home.
Each class will end with tea and cake (of course!).
In my class we welcome babies to be babies. So, please don't be concerned about class times coinciding with sleeps, feeds or crying. It is a very relaxed class where babies are allowed to cry and sleep and I welcome bottle-feeding as well as breastfeeding during the sessions.
You do not need to bring anything as everything is provided but your baby might feel happier if you bring a blanket from home so that its familiar smells reassure him/her.