For newborns to pre-crawlers
We are delighted to offer new parents in Dublin (Fairview, Marino, Clontarf, Drumcondra – anyone who finds the Dublin 3 area convenient!) the opportunity to learn how to massage their babies! Classes are suitable for newborns to pre-crawlers. Each class includes learning new massage strokes and reviewing the previous weeks’ massage strokes, as well as time to enjoy a tea/coffee while we chat about theory related to infant development and a variety of other topics with fellow parents.
There are a number of wonderful benefits to be gained from baby massage for both baby and parent, including relieving colic and wind, promoting relaxation and aiding sleep, helping with weight gain and building immunity, aiding the bonding process and assisting in the recovery from post-natal depression.
The role of the Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) is to facilitate and help enhance the loving relationship between infants and parents. Infant massage is an ideal medium, because it naturally encompasses all of the elements of the bonding process including eye to eye contact, warmth, scent, vocalizations, skin-to-skin, and responsiveness.
The CIMI uses a doll to demonstrate massage strokes to parents. The class is not the CIMI massaging your baby. There are no “performance standards” and parents are encouraged to respond to the individual needs of their babies. The classes are warm and relaxing, allowing the individual baby’s needs to be considered and parents to spend time learning from each other’s knowledge and experiences.
Courses start monthly, so keep an eye on our calendar to see upcoming places.
Looking for a wonderful and unique gift for a new mum and her baby? How about a gift voucher for a baby massage course? A beautiful bonding experience while they learn a valuable new skill!
Fees and insurance
The cost of €130 for 5 classes (payable the first day) includes infant massage hand-outs detailing massage strokes and a bottle of massage oil. The cost of your baby massage course may be partially or fully refundable if you have insurance with one of the larger health insurance companies including Vhi, Irish Life Health, Glo Health or Laya Healthcare. Check your individual plan for details. Group classes or one-to-one classes are available.