Infant massage group classes for parents
Love to see you newborn giggle? Taking a moment to connect? Or like to help your little one with their colic and wind pains?
Infant massage is a wonderful method to love, reassure or help your little one. It’s fun to do and a great skill to have. Newborns love, love, love it!! And you will too. You can massage from day one. Older babies are welcome too. Mummy and Daddy proof!
- Relaxes and lower stress for both you and baby
- Improves better sleep for baby (and ultimately you)
- Reduces colic, abdominal wind, and those nasty cramps
- Works magic on constipated babies
- Reduce crying time through touch
- Learn to understand your baby’s language
- Creating a strong bonding and loving relationship for years on end
- Playtime! Fun and giggles encouraging closeness and expression of loving care
In this group class, you will learn all the strokes, what pressure to use, how long a massage should last and which oils are recommended to use.
We help you to read your baby’s cues and body language to see if they like to be massaged, tell you what is the best time to massage and when you know baby’ had enough.
Additionally, we go through specific techniques for colic, wind, constipation, and reflux and lymphatic exercises. We chat about how the different massage styles work, the power of bonding, crying and ways to calm and settle your baby.
Is your baby brain still active? Don’t worry, strokes are taught a little at a time to ensure you gain confidence with the technique and to gradually build up your baby’s tolerance levels over the four weeks. You will get a manual to take home with you and you can purchase a DVD to practice in between session.
If your baby doesn’t feel like a massage that day, or in case you have to miss a class. No problem. You can look how others do it and try later or practice on the spare demonstration dolls Troy, Julia or Amy. Each week we start with a quick revision.
Oil is provided and can be purchased for home practice.
At the end of the 4 weekly sessions of 1,5 hours, you know how to perform a full baby body massage safely on the right time.
The course follows the guidelines and structure set by IMIS by whom our Infant Massage Instructor is qualified.
Upcoming Course dates:
Come join the fun, learn a life lasting skill and meet new friends. Can’t make it? Email us and we put you on the waiting list for the next one.
When: On Request – Contact us
What time: 10.00 – 11.30 am
Where: On locations or Epping – directions
Minimum: 2 Maximum: 6
If you have a pre-term infant or a baby with special needs, please contact us directly to discuss if a more personal approach is more suitable than the group setting.
Organize your own group!
Get together with friends, catch up with the pregnancy yoga ladies or get together with your mother’s group. Classes can be performed specifically for your group. All is need is a suitable room or living room, or you if you have a small group you can come to the MarisSage’s clinic.
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Excellent massage... Very healing !Abeer Nagi 25/01/15
So relaxing...mariska has magic hands!!Lucia Van Gerwen 15/11/16
Amazing, go try it yourself.Ano Niempje 06/01/18
Always a great massage with Mariska. Can highly recommend for relaxation and getting into sore, tight muscles.Katrina Henry Haskew 03/11/16
We are extremely happy and appreciative of the extra care and communication that Mariska puts in when massaging our elderly Mum.Jennie Swain 05/10/17
An all round wonderful experience!Rozanne Collins 19/08/15