IAIM Baby & Child Massage Courses

Baby massage is a long standing tradition in many cultures. It has been practised in the UK since the 1990s. The baby massage course that I run has been developed by the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) which draws on the traditions of Indian and Swedish Massage as well as the principles of Reflexology and Yoga.

Massaging your baby provides a wonderful opportunity to express your love whilst meeting the need for touch and affection that is so essential for the healthy development of babies.

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There are numerous benefits of baby massage:

Benefits for the baby

Baby Massage may:

  • Help your baby to feel securely attached
  • Help your baby to feel more loved, valued and respected
  • Reduce crying and emotional distress
  • Increase levels of relaxation and longer sleep
  • Provider relief from wind, colic, constipation and teething discomfort
  • Improve bonding between parent/carer and baby
  • Boost their immune system
  • Develop body awareness, muscle tone, flexibility and co-ordination
  • Improve skin conditions and blood circulation
  • Encourage language development

Benefits for the parent or carer

  • Learn a lifelong parenting skill
  • Reduce post-natal depression (PND)
  • Reduce stress levels
  • Enjoy your baby more and feel closer to your baby
  • Boost your self-esteem and confidence in parenting
  • Develop new contacts with other parents/carers
  • Gain a deeper understanding of your baby’s behaviour, crying and body language
  • Provide an enjoyable opportunity to spend one-to-one time with your baby
  • Feel the relaxing effects of giving your baby a massage

Please contact me to discuss the many options available.

Different types of classes to suit you and your family’s needs

Baby Massage

I run weekly baby massage classes in and around the Surrey and West London area, for babies from birth to one year of age or for parents with babies/children with special or extra needs from birth to seven years.

During the baby massage class, you will learn how to massage your baby’s whole body, plus learn some ways to adapt the strokes as they grow. You will also learn some relaxation techniques, gentle movements and a routine to help colic or aid digestion. Each session is baby led, relaxing and fun! You will receive a bottle of massage oil and an illustrated booklet recapping each stroke and giving you some further information about baby massage.

Child Massage

Classes for a growing child, from one year of age to 12 years. This class teaches you ways to adapt the baby massage strokes, learn some new strokes, story massages, songs, lullabies and relaxation techniques.

Choose from:

Five week small group sessions (For between 3 – 6 parents plus babies)

The group sessions run for between 60 – 90 minutes each week for 5 consecutive weeks, which allows you and your baby to be confident in every aspect. Cost for the course is £75 per family.

One to One Sessions

These one to one sessions can either be from the comfort of your home or mine. Each session lasts approximately 60 minutes. Cost for each session is £55 per family. The number of sessions needed is up to you. If you’d prefer me to visit you in your home which is out of my local area, I may need to charge for the time spent travelling to your location.

Three week small group sessions (For between 2 – 3 parents plus babies) 

The group sessions run for between 60 – 90 minutes each week for 3 consecutive weeks, this is great if you’ve experienced baby massage before and simply want to recap the main points. Cost for the course is £50 per family,

Both group classes allow you to share your experiences with existing friends or meet new ones!

Father’s Sessions

This fun filled class can follow on from a group session or can be booked as a one to one. It can take place in an evening or at a weekend.

Refresher and Growing Child Sessions

This class can be undertaken a few months or years after any previous class. It is a great opportunity to recap on the different strokes, learn some new songs and stories to adapt the massage to your growing baby/child or recap the baby massage strokes for a new baby. Cost for the session is £40 per family (for between 2 – 6 parents plus babies) or £40 per session (if a one to one.)