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Baby massage involves using a variety of strokes and gentle holds on your baby, using a high quality non-fragranced vegetable oil. These soothing holds and rhythmic strokes are given on each area of baby's body by a parent or primary carer, following a sequence that has been developed over many years. 


Massage offers a wonderful experience and a special time to communicate both verbally and non-verbally with babies, so that they feel loved, valued and respected. It can help with physical issues including constipation and colic, improve the parent's confidence and enhance the parent and child bond.

Massaging your baby is an extension of the instinctive natural impulse to use touch to soothe, heal & communicate and has a wealth of benefits for both parent and child.

Benefits for your baby...
  • Helping your baby to feel securely attached

  • Helping your baby to feel more loved, valued and respected

  • Reduced crying and emotional distress

  • Increased levels of relaxation and longer sleep

  • Development of body awareness and coordination

  • Relief from wind, colic, constipation and teething discomfort

Benefits for you...
  • Feeling closer to your baby

  • Gaining a deeper understanding of your baby's behaviour, crying and body language

  • Providing an enjoyable opportunity to spend one-to-one time with your baby

  • Feeling the relaxing effects of giving your baby a massage

  • Increased confidence in your ability to care for and nurture your baby

  • Learning a life-long parenting skill

For more detailed information about the benefits of IAIM baby massage courses, click here to visit their website.