Infant Massage Instructor Course
Research is now showing that baby massage can be extremely beneficial for both mother and baby and is becoming increasingly popular.
This 2 day course will teach you to become an Infant Massage Instructor so that you can then hold classes for parents who would like to learn this wonderful skill.
This course is open to Qualified Massage Therapists - Minimum level 3
Health Visitors, Midwives & qualified Nursery Nurses are also welcome**
Course delivery - is in line with recommended Covid19 protocols & to attend this course you must have received the Covid19 vaccination:
Theory will be delivered online – you will be given access to the tutorial approx. 1 week before the practical session
Practical Teaching – will be a half-day session on both course dates delivered face to face at our course venue where numbers will be limited & PPE will be worn.
**To attend this course you must have received the the first dose of the COVID19 vaccine**
10 CPD Points
**please note an Instructor certificate will be issued to everyone who successfully completes the course but the FHT accredited certificate can only be issued to those with a level 3 Massage qualification as this is the industry's professional association and not relevant to healthcare professionals.
The aim of this course is to enable therapists to instruct their clients in infant massage techniques - also known as baby massage. Successful completion will allow you to teach mums, dads or carers how to safely massage their babies on a one to one or to run small groups by demonstrating the techniques on an Infant Massage doll. This is a great addition to your therapy repertoire as it is both deeply rewarding and far less strain on your body.
We will cover:
- Benefits of Infant Massage/baby massage
- Massage techniques both basic and advanced
- Specific techniques to aid ailments such as colic
- We will discuss massage and children with disabilities
Students will be required to complete two case studies between day 1 and day 2 this is why there is a break between the two days - so you will need a couple of willing volunteers! it is anticipated that this will take between 5-6 hours of your time. In addition to therapists, this course has been much sought after by midwives and health visitors.
Important: You will need to bring a baby-sized doll on both days of the course - the Infant Massage Instructor doll (60cm unweighted - 3/4 month size) is available from Touch Needs Alternatively any baby doll roughly 60cm long with moveable arms and legs at the hips and shoulders will be suitable
"Really enjoyed the course. Julie made baby massage acceptable and fun"
"Thoroughly enjoyable and informative throughout without being over heavy. Julie is an excellent natural teacher and obviously enjoys her subject. Many thanks"
"Extremely enjoyable and informative it was also good to meet other therapists and exchange ideas"
"Nice size course…most enjoyable. Relaxed way of training"
"What an enjoyable course. Great tutor A1!"
"Really enjoyed the course, nice relaxed atmosphere, well structured, Julie was very good, would recommend the course"
"Really enjoyed this course, Julie was exceptionally friendly & warm, made me feel confident & encouraged & motivated to go on & start my own classes, Thank you"
"Thoroughly enjoyable course, great group & Julie was brilliant - very knowledgable & felt able to ask any question. I am leaving today feeling very confident"