I offer Baby massage classes, Parent/ child massage for the family and the acclaimed Massage in Schools Programme
Remedial & therapeutic massage together with CranioSacral therapy and tips on Self massage care (for you to practice at home) are all tailored treatments to help relieve pain, dysfunction, stress and anxiety...
"Being touched and caressed, being massaged, is food for the infant. Food as necessary as minerals, vitamins and proteins"
Dr Frederick leboyer
"The bonds of trust and love, the lessons of compassion, warmth, openness and respect that are inherent in the massage rotine will be carried by your child into adulthood."
Vimal McLure, founder of the IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage)
Learning to massage your baby and how to continue to do so will be one of the greatest gifts you can give your child. Some of the many benefits of nurturing touch through massage are:
Classes are taught in my home in West Linton in a relaxed, welcoming and informal environment.
They are held once a week over a five week period, for 90 minutes each. This allows plenty of time for learning, relaxing and supportive group discussions.
Classes are suitable for all parents and babies up to a year old. Only you will massage your baby. I demonstrate the strokes on a doll and have other dolls available for parents to use if your baby falls asleep.
The five week course costs £40 and includes:
The International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) is the largest and longest standing worldwide association solely dedicated to baby massage. Originally founded in the early 1980s, the IAIM became an internationally established organisation in 1992. Since 1997 we have trained around 10,000 Certified Infant Massage Instructors (CIMIs) in the UK, with many Instructors working in specialist areas such as Neonatal Care.
Our baby massage programme is well respected, well researched and has been endorsed to be a high quality parent education programme. On an IAIM baby massage course you will learn:
Our baby massage courses offer a wonderful opportunity for you to learn how to communicate with your baby through nurturing touch and massage in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Our instructors deliver the most comprehensive courses currently available in the UK.