My new Baby Massage Instructor diploma is written for qualified massage therapists who would like to expand their client pool to include parents of new babies. Baby massage has been known for many years to be a valuable way for parents to strengthen the parent/baby bond at a time when they are exhausted, may feel isolated and may be lacking in confidence, perhaps without any family or friends nearby who could support them.
By offering these classes you will be adding an activity which is absolutely perfect for when parents just want to sit, chat with new parent friends and learn an easy massage routine. It really is the perfect first class for when a new family member arrives.
It’s also ideal if you are already providing massage to pregnant clients and want to maintain the connection when the baby arrives. Offering baby massage as a qualified massage therapist will set you apart from many others offering classes in your area.
The diploma course is delivered with a mixture of reading the manual in your own time (no written work required at this point although you can make a start if you wish). Once you enrol, the manual is emailed to you in advance of the practical part of the course.
The practical part comprises two days during which we –
• Go through the theory contained in the manual
• Learn how to structure lessons for your own classes
• Learn about attachment theory and its implications for new parents
• Learn about baby reflexes
• Find out what behavioural states are
• Discuss why babies cry
• Find out how to be the best therapist we can be
• Devise a marketing strategy suitable for your own business
• Learn a unique massage routine for young babies
• Learn a short routine to address colic in babies
We also have plenty of time for each participant to run part of a session demonstrating the massage and leading activities.
You will need your own doll baby to demonstrate and practice with. Once you have enrolled on the first part of the course I can advise on the type of doll that is recommended.
Once the practical days have been completed, there is a written part which you can complete over the following six months and then pending satisfactory completion of this part, you will be fully qualified to work as a baby massage instructor.
This course is currently accredited by the FHT
Please contact me (link below) for further information and to book in.
This course will be running online with face to face dates offered later in the year.
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