Infant Massage Instructors Course Training
Being a Teacher in Infant Massage is a highly rewarding opportunity, to promote well being and enhancing bonding between infants and their carers. Infant Massage assists in the growth and development of baby’s body, mind and spirit. In addition, it can help relieve colic, constipation, sleeping and respiratory problems.
This is an accredited Diploma by the Guild of Holistic Therapists where participants are taught the benefits of infant massage and massage sequences specifically designed for infants. Following training you will be required to undertake a written assignment & Case studies.
This course will be beneficial for therapists, healthcare & childcare professionals as well as those looking for a rewarding and new career.
Introduction – Importance of touch
Benefits & Effects
Older babies and toddlers
Infants with special needs
Cautions with massage mediums
Massage mediums, Storage, Patch testing
Practical Infant Massage Routine
Massage routine for specific ailments
Length of Treatment
Working with Infants
Safety & Legislation
Teaching Massage to Parents and Groups
Understanding and Recognizing Post-natal Depression
Relaxation techniques for parents
Duration: One Day & Case Studies & assignments carried out in own time
Entry Requirements: Candidates must have a qualification in Anatomy & Physiology (or can work towards). It is vital that students understand the systems they are working with whilst massaging, hence the requirement for a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Please note that this can also be studied alongside this course.