ClassesInfant Massage

About Infant Massage

 

Infant Massage is an ancient tradition in many cultures, which is being rediscovered in the West.

 

Clinical evidence shows that loving, touching, nurturing contact between caregiver and infant has an important impact on their development.

Infant massage is something that every parent or caregiver can learn and practice-providing benefits to both baby and parents.

 

 

Infant Massage can…

 

· Improve communication between parent and baby

 

· Help to calm babies emotions and relieve stress

· Soothe babies and help them to sleep better

· Help babies in the development of their bodies

· Enhance parents' ability to understand their babies needs

· Aid digestion and help relieve colic, wind and constipation

· Help develop muscle tone, coordination and suppleness

· Strengthen Immune System

· Regulate breathing and relieve nasal congestion

· Improve skin texture

Class Structure

Classes meet once a week for 5 weeks.

The classes are designed for parents, grandparents and other caregivers with their babies.

The ideal age for babies is birth to pre-crawling.

Participants massage their babies whilst being guided through a step-by-step massage routine.

The routine is a carefully balanced combination of Swedish massage, Indian massage and Reflexology.

Each participant receives individual attention.

Classes include relaxation techniques and talks on issues such as crying, sleeping and baby emotions.

All participants receive handouts, massage oil and refreshments.

Instruction

Certified Infant Massage Instructors are parent educators who have completed intensive training and practical work specifically designed by the International Association of Infant Massage.

They are committed to helping you to learn interactive communication with your baby through positive loving touch.

5 Week Class Costs €125.00*

*Refunds are available on many Private Health Insurance Plans

Classes start every 5 weeks in Churchtown, contact us for availability


 

I have attended Gail's classes since I was pregnant with my first child, the pregnancy yoga was excellent. I had never joined a class before where I simply didn't want to miss a single week. It is fun, very relaxing and you feel like you worked out. Gail creates a very relaxed atmosphere in her classes giving everyone the opportunity at the beginning to introduce themselves and how they are feeling that week. So it is also a great opportunity to meet with other expectant mothers and you get a lot of good tips from them as well as Gail.

The class passes allows you to come when you can and you don't loose out by missing a class or two. After my son was born we attended the baby massage and the baby yoga classes, the latter being a work out for Mum too! I unfortunately couldn't make one of the massage classes and Gail came to my house, in the bad snow, to do the class with me so I could continue with the series, such is her dedication. I highly recommended attending any of Gail's classes, they were a very positive part of my pregnancy and maternity leave and I have made friends though them that I am still in touch with. Now pregnant with my second, having probably completed the pregnancy yoga classes as I await the next arrival, I look forward to the experience of the infant massage and baby yoga classes with my new baby.

Eva Farrell

 

 

 

 

 

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