What is Baby (infant) Massage?
Our 5 week (1.5hr) programme is certified by IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage). All IAIM infant massage instructors, throughout the world, receive a comprehensive programme of practical and theoretical training. IAIM Certified Instructors of Infant Massage (CIMIs) share the belief that every baby deserves respect, tenderness, warmth and a listening heart. Infant massage is a communication process that parents and babies share which promotes these values.
The nurturing touch that you learn in your infant massage classes can make a difference to your children throughout their life.
* Classes are currently being taught virtually. Please click on the instructors below to find out more about schedules and pricing.
Do the classes help me bond with my baby?
Massage may be helpful in encouraging the connection between parent and child as children grow. It may facilitate deeper understanding, integration and the connection with parents or caregivers. Some families have found that massaging their baby is particularly helpful in enhancing the bond with children with special needs.
Massage gives fathers a chance to connect and interact with their child on a deeper level than the usual day-to-day contact might provide. Fathers are always welcome in our baby massage classes particularly on the last class of the course.
* Baby Massage is recommended for babies 0-9 months old*
Baby Massage (IAIM)
Benefits of Baby Massage
Interaction in Infant Massage May Include:
Promotion of bonding and secure attachment
Development of trust and confidence
Using all the senses
Feelings of love, respect, and being valued
Each Massage May Stimulate:
Circulatory and digestive systems
Hormonal and immune systems
Coordination and balance
Learning and concentration
Muscular development and growth
Mind and body awareness
Parents May Find that Infant Massage Helps Relieve:
Gas and colic
Constipation and elimination
Growing pains and muscular tension
The Massage Promotes Relaxation which May be Shown Through:
Improved sleep patterns
Increased flexibility and muscle tone
Regulation of behavioral states
Being calm and being able to calm themself
Reduction in stress hormones