The First Touch Infant Massage Program runs over a series of 5 weekly classes, from 9.30-11am. There is plenty of time for a cuppa and a chat, as well as feeding and settling baby before we get into the hands-on element of the class.
This is a glimpse of what we will cover during the program: Ideal positioning for baby, asking baby if they are ready for massage and knowing when they have had enough, baby’s behavioural cues, how massage may assist with wind & colic, adapting massage for your growing child, parent relaxation, what oils to use.
The course is intended for babies 0-12 months old. It is carried out in a small group format. (Max 8 families)
What else is included:
- Welcome Pack + illustrated class notes each week
- Organic massage oil suitable for baby’s sensitive skin
- On going support
- Morning tea including nutritious & yummy treats!
This course will run from THE WORKSHOP @ YOUR BODYWORKS CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC, 112 Thistle St, Gordon Park. Parking is not a problem with ample free on-street parking available in the surrounding streets.
What to Bring to Class
For safety, we always massage bub on the floor. It’s a good idea to wear comfortable clothes yourself. What to bring with you:
a standard bed pillow or triangle pillow (optional)
a bath towel
a swaddle cloth, if baby is continuing to enjoy being wrapped
a baby blanket
Organic massage oil especially for baby’s sensitive skin is included in each infant massage package. Please advise of any known allergies or irritations.
What not to worry about
Something you need not worry about is baby crying or disturbing the class. Each baby is sure to express themselves via a cry at some stage during the 5 week course, it’s just what babies do. Babies also require nappy changes, feeding and comforting, so there is no need to feel uncomfortable about taking care of your baby’s needs or your know needs throughout the class.
If your baby is napping or just isn’t up for massage during class time, I have extra demonstration dolls which will enable you to practise the new massage strokes within the class. Then you are all set to have a go with the new material at a time when baby is more receptive to massage.