How does a settled, content and happy baby that sleeps well sound?
Newborns can be a blessing and challenging. There is so much to learn and every child is different. Some are fussy, have a lot of wind and cramps or have trouble relaxing or to sleep soundly. Others have smiles from ear to ear and sleep like a bear in hibernation.
Why Massage a baby?
Baby massage can help you to understand your baby better and help them to feel satisfied and content. It reduces
Research has shown baby massage strengthens the immune system, contributes to growth and development and assists with weight gain. The Touch Research I
Benefits for Mum and Dad
How good would it be for your own stress levels to learn to understand your baby’s non-verbal (and sometimes very verbal) language?
Baby massage is a wonderful method to calm, reassure or help your little one. The techniques you learn increases confidence and baby handling. It enhances bonding between you and your bubba to enable a loving relationship for years on end. And it can help with post-natal anxiety and depression.
Most of all it is fun to do. Fun and giggles encouraging closeness and expression of loving care, and it gives you one on one playtime with your newest addition to the family!
What will you learn?
Baby massage techniques to safely massage your baby’s legs, belly, chest, back, arms and face; Specific techniques for colic, wind, constipation, and reflux and lymphatic exercises; The Permission sequence; Reading Babies cue’s; Right pressure to use and which areas to be mindful off; Best time, how long and how often or when NOT to massage; Recommended oils; Baby and Bath time; Discussion about bonding; Massage the older child
And more …
A relaxed baby is a happy baby. And you can learn it!
Learn to safely massage your baby from Mariska, a professionally trained & certified Infant Massage Instructor and Paediatric Massage Consultant and former private maternity nurse.
At the end of training, you know how to perform a full baby body massage safely at the best time for bubba. It’s fun to do and a great skill to have. Newborns love, love, love it!! And you will too. Mummy and Daddy proof!
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. You will get a manual to take home with you and you can purchase a DVD to practice in between session.
How old before I can start massaging? You can massage from day one. Older babies up to 12 months are welcome too. Got a toddler? You can bring them along or choose to find a baby sitter so you can have one on one time with your newborn.
If your baby doesn’t feel like a
Certified Infant Massage Instructor
125ml Baby Oil and can be purchased for home practice.
Not included: DVD with all the massage routines can be purchased for review.
1,5 H introduction to baby massage explaining the basics facts and techniques. This can be on location, as a speaker for a group or as a workshop at MarisSage’s Remedial Therapies clinic.
The minimum number of participants
Costs: $25,00 per person – Inquire here
MarisSage Group Classes
Join the Group Course at MarisSage’s Clinic
Full baby massage course of
Meet other new parents and their baby’s and share the journey of motherhood. We keep the groups small to max 4-6 mums/dads & bubs.
Costs: $120.00 per person – Inquire here
Your own Mothers Group Course
Full baby massage course of 1hour session over 4 weeks teaching you in-depth understanding,
A great activity for your mothers- or playgroups or your pregnancy yoga group.
Costs: $120.00 per person (excluding venue and travel costs) – Inquire here
Private Course – One on One training
Full baby massage course, one on one, tailored to your baby of 2 hours over 2 weeks in the privacy of your own home. Great option for couples that like to do this together.
This will also suit premature baby’s that come home or babies with special needs. Please contact us directly to discuss if a more personal approach is more suitable than the group setting.!
Costs: $150.00 per person. Discount for Dads – Inquire here
Daddy Classes – Dads Group or Private Course
Full baby massage course like the others but for dads only!
A great way for dads who like to gain confidence in handling their teeny tiny human and to learn baby massage skills without the ‘girl shatter’.
Please express your interest in a men’s group/session.
Costs: $120.00 – 150.00 per person – Inquire here
Baby Gift Voucher
Don’t have a wiggly worm of your own? Perhaps your girlfriend, daughter (in law) or colleague is about to have a baby. All classes can be purchased as a gift voucher.
The ideal idea for a baby shower! – Order here
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Mariska has been thorough in helping to work out what may be causing my pain and very effective in helping to relieve my back pain. For my first session, I arrived in agony and left feeling so much better. Each... read moreHeather Rasker2 months ago
Mariska is consistently polite, listens to my health concerns and always manages to find my sore spots and sooth my aches away with her calming treatment. My lower back rarely flairs up now thanks to my regular massages with Mariska.... read morePatricia Pekic6 months ago
Mariska really helped me. She didn’t just give me healing massages (she got all the 147 knots out of my shoulder, arm and wrist), she also helped me deal with my questions on how to deal with my temporary... read moreEsther van den Toorn-Wentink1 year ago
Mariska is wonderful! I am so glad I found her. I went to her with chronic back pain due to work stress, bad posture and a prolonged accident injury (whiplash). She was able to quickly identify which area was causing... read moreKinjal Shah1 year ago
Mariska is my favourite masseuse in the whole world! She puts time and effort into understanding what each of her clients need- not just in the sense that she listens to you, but she watches your body and figures out... read moreGabi Goddard11 months ago