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Foundations of Infant Massage: Nurturing Touch for Developmental Well-being

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Unlock the transformative power of touch in promoting the well-being and development of infants in this comprehensive 2-day course designed for massage therapists and caregivers. Delve into the art and science of infant massage, exploring techniques that foster bonding, relaxation, and healthy development. Through a combination of theory and hands-on practice, participants will gain the skills and confidence to incorporate infant massage into their practice or caregiving routine.

  • In Class Learning
    Day 1
    Date: June 1, 2024
    Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • In Class Learning
    Day 2
    Date: June 2, 2024
    Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Unlock the transformative power of touch in promoting the well-being and development of infants in this comprehensive 2-day course designed for massage therapists and caregivers. Delve into the art and science of infant massage, exploring techniques that foster bonding, relaxation, and healthy development. Through a combination of theory and hands-on practice, participants will gain the skills and confidence to incorporate infant massage into their practice or caregiving routine.

Class Times

  • All students to arrive at approx. 8:30am for registration and check-in.
  • Class starts 9:00am and ends at 5:00pm.

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Day 1: Introduction to Infant Massage and Parent-Infant Bonding

Morning Session:

  1. Understanding Infant Anatomy and Physiology
    • Overview of the unique characteristics of infant anatomy and the developmental stages.
    • Discussion on the benefits of massage for physical and emotional development.
  2. Creating a Safe and Nurturing Environment
    • Practical considerations for setting up a safe and comfortable space for infant massage.
    • Discussion on adapting techniques for different developmental stages.
  3. Benefits and Research of Infant Massage
    • Exploration of scientific research supporting the benefits of infant massage.
    • Overview of the positive impact on bonding, sleep, digestion, and overall development.

Afternoon Session:

  1. Introduction to Massage Techniques for Infants
    • Demonstration and hands-on practice of foundational massage strokes.
    • Discussion on adapting techniques for individual infant preferences.
  2. Communication with Parents and Caregivers
    • Strategies for effective communication with parents and caregivers.
    • Addressing concerns and building trust in the massage process.
  3. Hands-On Practice: Full Body Massage Sequence
    • Guided practice of a full-body infant massage sequence.
    • Instructor feedback and tips for creating a soothing experience.

Day 2: Advanced Techniques and Special Considerations in Infant Massage

Morning Session:

  1. Adapting Techniques for Special Populations
    • Discussion on adapting massage techniques for preterm infants, infants with special needs, and other considerations.
    • Case studies and practical demonstrations.
  2. Advanced Techniques: Colic and Digestive Support
    • Techniques for relieving common discomforts such as colic and digestive issues.
    • Discussion on the role of massage in supporting digestive health.
  3. Integration of Infant Massage into Daily Routine
    • Strategies for incorporating massage into daily routines.
    • Tips for creating a sustainable and enjoyable massage practice.

Afternoon Session:

  1. Hands-On Practice: Advanced Techniques and Individualized Plans
    • Structured practice sessions to reinforce advanced infant massage techniques.
    • Group discussions on adapting techniques based on individual infant needs.
  2. Promoting Emotional Well-being through Massage
    • Exploration of the emotional benefits of infant massage.
    • Discussion on mindful and nurturing touch.
  3. Certification and Closing Remarks
    • Receive a certification in Infant Massage.
    • Closing session with an opportunity for questions, feedback, and sharing experiences.

Course Highlights:

  • Interactive Learning: Engage in interactive activities, including live demonstrations, hands-on practice, and case studies.
  • Parental Involvement Workshop: Provide guidance to parents and caregivers on how to incorporate infant massage into their daily routines.
  • Business Integration Seminar: Explore opportunities to integrate infant massage into your practice or caregiving services.
  • Certification and Networking: Receive your certification in Infant Massage and connect with other participants for networking and ongoing support.

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Course Type

Group, Private