Naturopath

Infant Massage Classes

Infant Massage is so much more than a relaxing massage.  Infant massage is a specific routine that is scientifically proven to improve your baby’s health in many ways, and to enhance your bond with your baby.  Learning the right massage techniques is vital to ensure that both you and your baby experience the many benefits that massage can provide.

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The Benefits of Infant Massage

Once you have started regularly massaging your baby you will notice an array of benefits.  Massage can help your child settle, sleep better, reduce crying and relieve problems such as wind, colic, constipation, reflux and eczema. It even helps reduce post-natal depression. Massage is more than just relaxation. Learning the right massage techniques from a Qualified Instructor will teach you everything you need to know – a valuable gift for baby and you.

But wait, there’s more!

Other benefits of infant massage include:

• Relaxation of skeletal muscle
• Increases blood and lymphatic circulation
• Reduces anxiety and improves alertness
• Boosts the immune system
• Improves pulmonary (lung) function
• Reduces stress hormone levels in children and their parents
• Enhances emotions and improves mood
• Improves sleep & regulates sleep patterns
• Relieves discomfort of wind, colic, reflux and constipation.
• Improves the digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems
• Increases weight gain
• Reduces postnatal depression
• Enhances cognitive and motor development
• Relieves discomfort of sinus and chest congestion
• Reduces symptoms of eczema
• Reduces stress hormone levels in children and their parents
• Reduces crying time

Class Options

A variety of both private and group classes are available – in one of the clinic locations, in your home or a venue of choice.

Introductory Infant Massage Course (45 – 60 minutes)

This class teaches parents/carers the brief basics of infant massage so they can get started at home.

What’s included in this course:

Permission sequence

Which Oils to Use

When is the best time to massage your baby

Contraindications (when not to massage)

Basic massage techniques

Legs

Abdomen

Chest

Backs

Duration: 45-60 minutes

Cost: 
Group booking – $30 per person (minimum of 3 parents and babies)

Private lesson – $90

Complete Infant Massage Course (1 hr per week, 4 weeks)

This course covers everything you need to know about infant massage.

Massage techniques are taught in stages so that you can practice at home and come back each week with any questions.

What’s included in this course:

Session 1

Appropriate oils to use on babies & children

Permission sequence

Contraindications

Strokes for the legs and buttocks

The importance of being relaxed during massage

Session 2

Benefits of baby massage

Reading your baby’s body language

Recognising baby’s daily cycle and the best time to massage

Nurturing the parent-baby bond

Strokes for the abdomen and chest

Touch relaxation techniques

Session 3

Developing  massage strokes to suit your growing child

Strokes for the face, arms and back

Colic discussion and stoke sequence (also for wind & constipation)

Session 4

Lymphatic drainage and flexibility exercises

Review of the full massage sequence Questions, evaluation & follow-ups

Duration:

Group classes – 1 hour per week, 4 weeks
Private classes – Run over two 1-1.5 hour sessions (covers the same content as the group classes)

 

 

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