Why Take a Class?
The easiest way to learn to massage your baby is with the help and guidance. The strokes and styles of massage are easier to grasp when demonstrated, pressure, rate, rhythm, the length of the massage, respect, bonding, why babies cry, babies’ body language, relaxation, and parent empowerment are some of the skills and topics i hope you will learn or enhance.
I will teach each of the strokes one-by-one so you will feel comfortable and confident that you are doing them correctly. I will also help you understand your baby’s responses and can help answer any questions you may have about touch, bonding/attachment and other topics. During the classes, you will also benefit from the interaction, knowledge and experience of other parents.
Be Confident with Every Aspect of Infant Massage
As an IAIM instructor I teach a little at a time to ensure that you are confident with every aspect. I follow the same tried and tested IAIM syllabus and offer two main types of service: infant massage group course and private instruction.
Classes offer a supportive group environment where parents can share experiences and learn from each other while having fun. The course consists of five sessions of one to one and a half hours duration. Generally each session is held at weekly intervals to allow you and your baby to absorb all the information and get used to the massage. Group sizes are kept small to ensure personalized attention. The recommended age for group classes is from birth to one.