Infant Massage

International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) Course for Parents, 5 Week Session (one hour session)

The healing touch of parent’s hands can be the perfect solution to help soothe a crying baby.

Learn fun ways to massage your own Infant. Massage provides a loving connection and communication between a parent and their infant. Each IAIM class includes coaching and demonstrations so parents can learn simple massage strokes to apply to their infant. IAIM infant massage movements and strokes are rooted from traditional indian massage, swedish massage, reflexology and yoga.

Why 5 Week Sessions? Research on touch with infants, proves that early exposure to massage over a period of time can develop a continuous positive connection for learning and build social-emotional connections for life. These five week sessions help infants integrate massage into their daily rhythm and provides parents the time to learn the various IAIM massage strokes.

The benefits of these sessions include:

  • Learning how to safely massage your infant
  • Spending one-on-one time connecting and getting to know your infant
  • Building confidence in handling your infant
  • Learning when it is a good time to massage your little one
  • Understanding and interpreting your infant’s cues and cries
  • Providing positive ways for father and other family members to be involved in nurturing infant
  • Have FUN!

The benefits of these sessions include:

  • Special individual time for communication that builds love and respect
  • Improved bonding and attachment through skin to skin contact
  • Helping baby to feel heard, loved and acknowledged, therefore building their self-esteem
  • Relaxed and deeper sleep
  • Helping to relieve discomfort from colic, gas, constipation, teething and congestion
  • Increased body awareness and coordination
  • Building cognitive awareness
  • Helping to stimulate circulation
  • Improved sensory awareness
  • Can be adapted to benefit babies with special needs

 

“IAIM Certified” Infant Massage Course for Parents5 Week Session (1.5 hour session)

 

Newborn development, especially in the first few months, is heavily shaped by touch and sound, as the visual system is still very immature. Touch is a way for infants to learn about their surroundings and an early way to communicate with parents” – IAIM iaim.net/canada

“International Association of Infant Massage promotes nurturing touch and communication through training, education and research so that parents, caregivers and children are loved, valued and respected throughout the world community. IAIM classes refrain from offering any medical advice to parents”.

The International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) Course for Parents, is available for you as part of the  Birthing Flower Postnatal Wellness Doula Plan