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Baby Massage Instructors Course

Please book early to avoid disappointment - a maximum of 10 students can be booked onto each course, to ensure that you get the optimum learning experience, and individual attention.

Entry requirements: A recognised massage qualification or that you are a health care professional.

Cost: £165 (Please pay in full or £60 booking fee, final balance due no later than 14 days before course)

We are a recognised and accredited College and training school by the Guild of holistic therapists. Our Diploma courses enable you to practice professionally and gain membership and insurance.

This course is designed to train students to a professionally competent level in order to be able to provide instruction to parents & carer. You will learn the practical application of a treatment and have a comprehensive manual for reference in the future.

Benefits of baby massage
Many cultures have used massage as part of baby care for hundreds of years, and research shows it can have many benefits. Massage enables you to learn about and respond to your baby's body language. It is also a wonderful way to make your baby feel safe and secure by showing that he or she is loved and cared for.

The benefits
• A ten minute massage, two or three times a week helps make a more confident mother-infant relationship, babies love it and it can help alleviate baby ailments too
• Massage can begin from the day the baby is born, but many parents start later having been taught by health professionals or having been on a course
• Massage is an excellent way of connecting with your baby if you are a working mum. A short massage each night before bath time can help your baby feel loved
• Massage can alleviate trapped wind, soothe colic or alleviate constipation
• Massaging the jaw can relax a baby who has just begun to take solids
• Massaging the gums through the skin may ease the pain of teething
• A face massage can unblock baby's blocked nose
• Massage can alleviate the effects of postnatal depression and help mother have a more positive interaction with their baby

The benefits of infant massage for your child
• Smoothes transition from womb to the world
• Develops baby's first language: touch
• Teaches positive loving touch
• Develops a feeling of being loved, respected and secure
• Develops body, mind, awareness and coordination
• Can help to reduce the discomfort of colic, wind and constipation
• Helps to regulate and strengthen baby's digestive and respiratory systems and stimulate circulatory and nervous systems
• Promotes relaxation
• Can help to reduce 'fussiness' and improve quality of sleep
• Improves skin condition

The benefits of infant massage for parents
• Helps parent to understand baby's non-verbal communication
• Enhances parent's confidence and competence in dealing with baby
• Can help with postnatal depression
• Both parents and baby relax together
• Promotes lactation in breastfeeding mums (through stimulation of hormones)
• Promotes nurturing instinct (through stimulation of hormone oxytocin)

Course Benefits:
• Fully Accredited Diploma level, enabling you to practice professionally
• Courses are fully recognised and insurable
• Home Study Pack - A detailed Course training workbook emailed to you before course, providing plenty of scope for both pre and post course study
• Practical demonstrations and teaching of the treatment broken down into easy to learn sections
• You will give a full treatment on the practical training day
• Small class sizes - maximum of 10
• Gain CPD Points (Continuing Professional Development Points)
• Experienced tutors who are passionate about what they do
• Fun, friendly & informal
• Included is your Diploma, comprehensive course notes, insurance details, Health & Safety and tea & coffee during the break (please bring your own lunch)
• We provide the couches, chairs, and oils required

Do I need to bring anything?
- A packed lunch
- A bottle of water
- Bath Towel or blanket
- Doll to work on

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