BABY MASSAGE INSTRUCTOR
This course will enable you to demonstrate to your clients how to safely and correctly massage their baby/infant to enhance health, development & well-being. You will be taught how to instruct a baby massage consultation on a one to one basis as well as in a group environment. This does not qualify you to train professionals in this field.
1 day + home study + case studies
A massage qualification or health visitor / midwife qualification (or similar)
The Guild of Beauty & Holistic Therapists
Associated Beauty Therapists
The CMA (Complementary Medical Association)
Theory to be studied at home using our training manual before attending the practical training set in 4 modules
Question paper to test you on your understanding of each module to be submitted before attending the practical training. Some research may be required to complete the questions.
Practical hands on training including assessment
2 Case studies to be submitted before certificate is issued
50% non refundable deposit is payable to secure your booking. Final 50% is due no later than 14 days prior to the start date of the practical training.
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· Fully Accredited Diploma level, enabling you to practice professionally.
· Courses are 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. 2 Case studies are also required to complete your training.
· Practical demonstrations and teaching of the treatment are broken down into easy to learn sections.
· You will practice massage on a doll on the practical training day.
· Small class sizes & one to one training available
· CPD Points (Continuing Professional Development Points) awarded on each course.
· Tutors are experienced and passionate about what they do
· Anatomy and physiology, relevant to the course, is covered in the training manual
· Fun, friendly & informal training environment.
· Included is your Diploma, comprehensive training manual, insurance details, Health & Safety and tea, coffee and water during the break (please bring your own lunch/snacks)
· Couches, chairs, cushions and products required for the training are supplied unless stated otherwise.
What to bring to the training day
· The Training Manual
· A packed lunch
· A bottle of water
· Socks or slippers for comfort and hygiene purposes
· Hair band for long hair
· It is advisable not to wear jewellery to the practical training
· You may wear uniform to the practical training, but it is not essential
· Notepad and pen
· Test answer paper (if not already submitted)
· 1 hand towel
· A changing mat or pillow
· A doll – to practice massage on
About Baby Massage
Massaging babies / infants is a wonderful thing to do; it is a simple technique that conveys such a powerful message to the infant in terms of love, understanding and attention. It is about the parent / child being in touch with each other physically and emotionally.
Remember the gentle stroke of your mother on your face to ease and console you in times of distress!
Massage has become one of the most popular treatment choices in adults for stress and tension. It is now becoming increasingly popular for parents to massage their babies due to the enjoyable way of bonding with their infant.
Benefits for Infant:
v Security – Positive contact makes the baby feel loved & valued
v General Well Being – Research shows that a baby that is massaged becomes ill less and cries less often.
v Physical Growth – Promotes physical awareness, tones muscles & makes joints more flexible.
v Social Skills – Massaging the baby teaches a non-verbal method of communication.
Benefits for Parent:
v Relaxation – It allows the parent to focus on their child and switch off to their surroundings to promote a relaxing experience
v Developing sensitivity – The parent can watch their infants reaction to their massage to build an understanding of what the child enjoys.
v Confidence building – It can make the parent confident in handling their infant.
v Parent /Child relationship – This non-verbal communication sparks an interactive relationship. A good bonding experience.
Baby massage can help to ease the pain and discomfort of some common infant ailments such as:
Soothing to sleep Fractious Crying
Special needs Teething
Colic & wind Dry skin
Constipation Possibly helps to boost the immune
· Working Hygienically
· Health & Safety
· Professional Ethics
· About holistic therapies
· Case study guidance
· Recommended Reading
· Massage – the effects and benefits of
· Preparation for treatment
· After Care Advice
· Equipment & products
· The Routine
· Anatomy & Physiology
· About the therapy
· The benefits of the treatment
· And more …
Resources required to complete the training
· You will require all relevant equipment and products in order to practice your skills at home as well as completing your case studies. A list of recommended equipment and products are supplied within the training manual.
· You will be required to bring 1 hand towel, a changing mat/pillow and a doll but all other equipment and products are supplied during your practical training unless otherwise stated.
· You will be required to print off your training manual and bring with you to the practical training. If you are unable to do this a printed copy can be posted to you for an additional £7 (A printed copy of the training manual is not included in the training price)
· It is recommended that you purchase a text book, in addition to the training manual, for future reference from our recommended reading list supplied within our training manual.