Baby Massage at Educare for Early Years

The International Association of Infant Massage course is derived from Indian and Swedish massage traditions as well as yoga and reflexology.

During the 5 week course at Educare for Early Years you will learn massage strokes that will help to relax you and your baby as well as having the opportunity to spend quality time together.

Courses run on supply and demand so you will never have to wait months to be able to enjoy a baby massage class!

Our next baby massage 5-week workshop, starts Wednesday 9th May at 10.30am at our Rawtenstall Nursery. To Book on to this course please either message us here or telephone Sarah on 01617636636.

Course Content

During the five-week course, the massage strokes will be introduced to you slowly by a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI). This helps you to learn the strokes and also allows your baby to get used to being massaged, building up the length of the massage from approximately fifteen minutes to one hour.

Week one: Legs

Week two: Stomach, Colic Relief massage and Legs

Week three: Chest, Arms, Stomach, Legs

Week four: Face (including teething pain relief), Back, Chest, Stomach, Arms, Legs

Week five: Gentle Movements, Face, Back, Chest, Stomach, Arms, Legs

The Benefits of Baby Massage

There are many benefits to Infant Massage not just for your baby but for you too.

Benefits for your baby

  • Helps your baby to feel securely attached
  • Helps your baby to feel loved, valued and respected
  • Reduces crying and emotional distress
  • Increases levels of relaxation
  • Helps your baby to sleep longer
  • Develops body awareness and coordination
  • Helps with relief from colic, wind, constipation and teething pains

Benefits for you

  • Helps you to bond with your baby
  • Allows you to gain a deeper understanding of your baby’s behaviour, crying and body language
  • Helps you to provide an enjoyable opportunity to spend one-to-one time with your baby
  • Allows you to feel the relaxing effects of massage
  • Helps to increase your confidence and ability in nurturing your baby
  • Helps you to develop a life-long learning skill

“I liked the progressive learning, I learnt more about my baby’s likes and dislikes and the atmosphere was friendly, open and welcoming”.

“I learnt more about which areas my baby liked being massaged. Sarah was gently spoken and the atmosphere was relaxed”.

“I enjoyed the one-to-one time with my daughter, the stomach massages helped a lot with her bowel movements and she really enjoyed having her legs massaged. Sarah made the atmosphere very calming and relaxing. This class was brilliant and I’d highly recommend it”.

“The songs and associations were really good, making it easier to remember the strokes. Sarah was very friendly and took the time to focus on all the babies individually”.

“Sarah was very informative, explaining the strokes and the benefits of them. I learnt a lot about how to relieve wind, colic and teething pains. Sarah was always asking if we wanted strokes repeating and provided spare towels for wee accidents! I also liked the fact that Sarah knew everyone’s names”.

“I liked learning the massage strokes, building them up each week. I found the colic, gas and teething massages very interesting. Sarah always made me feel comfortable even with my noisy baby! I’ve learnt a lot on this course and have been able to go home and share this with other family members”.