Bringing a baby into the world is a remarkable experience, but it does have challenges!  Regular baby massage done correctly can help in so many ways!  Baby massage is good for all babies – and they love it!  It is also great for the Mums and Dads as they enjoy developing a lovely way to communicate with their baby.

 

Baby massage has been practised for many years and there is a growing number of parents who want to learn the massage techniques to promote health and bonding with their baby.

 

Baby massage is not only about comforting rubs and smoothing strokes.  During your Baby Massage class you will learn know how to massage correctly, the different strokes and styles to use at certain times, when and when not to massage, what oils to use, and you will learn the recommended sequences for specific purposes.  You will also learn how to read and respond to your baby’s cues.

 

Joining an open group massage course is a great way to meet like-minded parents, often providing an opportunity for mums to meet and support each other

 

Benefits of Baby Massage

Love Your Baby - benefits for parents & the bub

 

  • Develop a great bond with your baby which the baby loves 

  • Help your baby settle – less of that endless crying after you have done all you can

  • Can be both relaxing and stimulating for the baby

  • Dad – a great way to get more involved too

    And just enjoy the one-on-one time with your bub

  • Understand your baby’s ‘cues’ and improve your non-verbal communication

  • Help your bub feel settled and loved and content

  • Improved sleep patterns – a great plus for the parents!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Care for your baby - research shows baby massage performed correctly has health benefits too

 

  • Relieves colic, constipation and wind

  • Helps relieve reflux symptoms

  • Helps your bub if diagnosed with special needs

  • Decrease in stress hormones

  • Increase in relaxing hormones

  • Assists and stimulates digestion and lung maturity

  • Strengthens the immune system

  • Helps weight gain in small babies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love Yourself – Baby massage is great for parents

 

  • Increases parent and baby bonding

  • It is a great way for Dad to become involved and help care for the baby

  • It increases confidence in handling your baby – you and bub will be more relaxed

  • Decrease in stress hormones

  • Increase in relaxing hormones

  • Helps with post-natal anxiety and depression

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Massage Instruction Classes

Baby Massage Instruction classes are developed with the baby in mind.  This allows the parents to attend to their baby’s needs during the class, such as feeding, walking around, changing nappies, settling them, etc. as the baby needs.  The classes are thus relaxed and fun.  Massage dolls are provided if your baby is not in the mood for massage during the class.  Your instructor will massage on the doll while you copy the moves with your baby, thus massaging your baby.

Whether you do a group or private class you will learn the full Baby Massage course which will include:

 

  • The benefits of baby massage                                                                            

  • Setting up for the massage

  • The best massage oils to use

  • When to massage and for how long

  • How to understand your baby’s behavioural cycle and cues

  • The complete massage routine

  • Techniques to help relieve colic, wind and constipation

  • The benefits for reflux

  • Techniques for assist in relaxation of your baby

  • Being able to adapt the massage techniques as your baby grows

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One Hour Introdutory Course

 

This introductory course will show you the basics of how to massage your baby.  It will teach you how to recognise your baby's signals in regards to when they do and don't want massage, about appropriate oils for infant and childhood massage and a basic stroke routine.  You can learn in the privacy of your own home (Private), get your own group together (Private Group) or join a group that is already set up in Paddington (Open Group). 

 

Details:    Private Home Class:                                   $120*

                 Private Group / Open Group Class:           $70* per person (group size is between 3 and 6 mums & bubs)

         

One Hour Introductory Course

Starting

Thursday 19 May, 11.30am

 

Open Group Massage Courses

 

Join our regular Baby Massage group class in the eastern suburbs.  Come on your own and meet new friends, or organize a couple of friends from your Mothers Group and join our group

 

Details:    60-80 minutes per week for 3 weeks

                 Total cost $160*

                 Class size is between 3 and 6 mums & bubs

Private Group Massage Courses

 

Organise your own group.  Get your Mothers Group and friends together and have the class held at your convenience, within 8km radius of Sydney CBD.  If you are further afield; please contact me to discuss location.

 

Details:    60-80 minutes per week for 3 weeks

                 Total cost $160*

                 Class size is between 3 and 6 mums & bubs

Private Massage Instruction Courses

 

Enjoy how to massage your baby in the privacy of your own home and arrange to fit in with your busy schedule .  The course will cover the same content as a group course, but you are able to tailor the course to your and your baby’s particular needs.

 

Details:    1 x 2 hour class per week for 2 weeks

                 Total cost $240*

Skype Massage Courses – Private Courses only

 

Enjoy how to massage your baby in the privacy of your own home and arrange to fit in with your busy schedule .  The course will cover the same content as a group course, but you are able to tailor the course to your and your baby’s particular needs.

 

Details:    1 hour per week for 3 weeks

                 Total cost $300*

*  Parents Handbook and organic massage oil included in the price of all classes

Fathers Classes are also available

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VitalSelf Fitness

Bubs Baby Massage

Body & Baby Mums Group Fitness

Health & Wellness Coaching

 

www.vitalselffitness.com.au

sn.vitalself@optusnet.com.au
0410 548 110

 

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