Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Relax Baby! Learn Baby Massage

A wonderful, and fun, hands on class that teaches parents and caregivers safe and beneficial massage techniques to soothe, stimulate growth/learning potential, and most importantly, bond with your new baby!

In this class parents will have a forum to exchange ideas, and discuss concerns, pertaining to life with a new baby.  Babies will enjoy the benefits of loving touch in a social and safe environment.

Infant Massage Class runs for 5 weeks, meeting once per week, for approximately 60 minutes. Every class will include massage technique demonstration, class discussion and social time for baby.
The class can be adapted for older children too.
Benefits for Babies:
  • Relaxes and helps decrease stress.
  • Relieves discomfort from constipation, gas and colic.
  • Helps normalize muscle tone and improve blood circulation.
  • Helps baby sleep better (therefore parents sleep better too).
  • Stimulates brain development and improves sensory awareness.
  • Promotes bonding and attachment.

The Relax Baby Massage Course is based on the research by Vimla McClure (International Association of Infant Massage

I can either come to you, your mums group or you are welcome to come here for the class. If you miss a class we can do a make up session and we revise at the beginning of every class.

The class runs for approx 1 hour and baby can sleep, feed, whatever they need during the class (I have baby dolls to practise on if your bub is asleep).

Cost (includes 5 lessons and baby massage oil): 
Group per person $100 
One on One: $160
Time: Group Mondays 2.30 - 3.30 pm (starting Mon 21 January 2013). 
Other times and dates TBA
What to bring: All you need to bring is your baby, a towel or blanket for them to lie on, and a pillow.
Where: 6 Gibbes St, Newtown (off Whitehorse St)
Parking: Plenty of street parking
Booking: Please email info@nestmassage.com or call 0410 402 630 to book or if you have any questions.

If you would like to organise a group of 6 mums or dads and host at your home then the course for you is free (Tupperware style)


How old should my baby be to attend an Infant massage Class?
Baby's can attend as soon as the parents feel comfortable bringing their baby into a social environment.  However, babies up to about 8 weeks old have a very short attention span and parents may find themselves taking several breaks during class. This is sometimes worrisome for the parent but it is perfectly exceptable and causes no distraction to the rest of the class.
What if my baby cries during class?
 Of course your baby will cry! A baby's cry is their way of communicating.  It is expected, respected, and will not interfere with the class at all.  If parents feel uncomfortable, or want some private time, it is OK to leave the room and help baby meet his/her needs.
What if my baby gets hungry during class?
Eat! Feed your baby whenever needed. I will go over anything that parents feel they have missed. 
What if I miss a class?
I am happy to arrange a time with any parent to go over anything missed or if addtional information is needed.  Also, all massage strokes will be reviewed at the beginning of each class and all hand outs will be passed out from previous classes missed

Please email info@nestmassage.com or call 0410 402 630 to book or if you have any questions.

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