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During this course you will learn safe and effective baby massage techniques allowing you to work confidently when massaging a baby or infant. You will also learn how to teach parents or carers how to massage their own babies, both in a one to one and group setting.
You will be taught specific positioning and massage techniques, as well as, contra-indications and precautions for babies and infant of different ages. You will also learn about specific carrier oils and beneficial strokes to aid specific common problems during childhood.
Baby massage is a long standing tradition in some cultures with babies being massaged from birth as part of their daily baby care routine.
By parents massaging their babies it can help to establish a warm, caring and positive relationship, improving the natural bonding process. In addition there are studies suggesting that massage can play a significant role in the growth and development of children. It can help with a variety of common childhood complaints as well as encouraging sleep, improving immune system function, helping with colic and lowering stress levels.
Although baby massage is a natural desire for parents, many can lack the self-confidence to carry out even the simplest of massages. You will learn how to perform a baby massage yourself and how to teach parents and carers.
This is mainly a practical course and there will be a maximum of only 10 students on the Course.
This Course certifies for 7 hours of group learning.
Position a baby and infant safely and comfortably to receive a full baby massage.
Adapt positioning and baby massage techniques for babies and infants and different developmental stages.
Understand how different massage strokes can help with specific childhood complaints.
Teach parents and carers how to massage their children in a one to one or group setting.
You must be a qualified Massage therapist, Aromatherapist or Manual therapist (Level 3 or above) to attend this Course.
David M Godfrey BA MA DMS CBIOL MBS FIFL FICHT PGCE
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