Baby Massage

Baby massage is more than just learning a massage routine. It not only helps parents and families to bond with their new bundle of joy but also benefits baby in so many ways. Babies sleep better, they suffer less digestive issues, it helps with their development and helps you learn to communicate with your baby.

Benefits of Baby Massage

Did you know that parents who take a class with IAIM certified instructor learn much more than just the mechanics of a massage routine? The program involves many different styles of touch, movement, interaction and communication.

Both research and anecdotal evidence from families have shown that there are many ways that babies and families may benefit from infant massage.

They can be grouped into four categories: Interaction, Stimulation, Relief and Relaxation.

Interaction in Infant Massage May Include:

  • Promotion of bonding and secure attachment

  • Verbal/non-verbal communication

  • Development of trust and confidence

  • Using all the senses

  • Feelings of love, respect, and being valued

Each Massage May Stimulate:

  • Circulatory and digestive systems

  • Mind and body awareness

  • Muscular development and growth

  • Learning and concentration

  • Coordination and balance

  • Hormonal and immune systems

Parents May Find that Infant Massage Helps Relieve:

  • Gas and colic

  • Cramps

  • Teething discomfort

  • Growing pains and muscular tension

  • Constipation and elimination

The Massage Promotes Relaxation which May be Shown Through:

  • Improved sleep patterns

  • Reduction in stress hormones

  • Being calm and being able to calm themself

  • Regulation of behavioral states

  • Increased flexibility and muscle tone

Benefits to Parents or other Caregivers:

  • Bonding with baby

  • Bonding for Dad, siblings, grandparents etc

  • Relaxation

  • Meeting other parents and sharing experiences

  • Knowing their baby better through non-verbal communication

  • Empowering parents and building self confidence

About the Course

General Info:

  • Group Classes Maximum of 6 babies

  • Age from 1 - 12 months old

  • 4 sessions for 4 weeks

  • Approx. 1 hour per session (but may run over a little)

  • Private classes in your home available


Who can join?

  • Babies, Mum and Dad (max 2 adults per baby per class)

  • Grandparents and other caregiver welcome but one parent must be present with them. (Max 2 adults per baby per class)

  • Mums-to-be

  • Dads-to-be


Course/Classes Include:

  • Massage Instruction

  • Theory

  • Complimentary Massage Stroke Handouts

  • 1 bottle Organic Sunflower Massage Oil (per course)


Class Fees:

Group Classes (Min of 3 babies)
4 x 60mins classes (HK$1600)

Private Classes
1 baby -  4 x 60mins Classes (HK$5,000)
2 babies - 4 x 60mins Classes (HK$2,750 per baby)

 

Visit www.vitalitycenter.com.hk to make your booking now.

IAIM

More about Bonding

Bonding has been defined as a “unique relationship between two people that is specific and endures through time.”

Touch is a very powerful element in human bonding. Communication, both verbal and non-verbal, and prolonged eye contact are also important elements of bonding. Infant massage encompasses and supports all these vital aspects of bonding.

Delayed bonding may occur due to situations such as premature birth, recovery from caesarean, medical complications, adoption, lack of physical and emotional support and postnatal depression. In these cases, infant massage can help families recreate the elements of bonding, which may help a parent and baby fall in love with each other.

Massage may be helpful in encouraging the connection between parent and child as children grow. It may facilitate deeper understanding, integration and the connection with parents or caregivers. Some families have found that massaging their baby is particularly helpful in enhancing the bond with children with special needs.

Massage gives fathers a chance to connect and interact with their child on a deeper level than the usual day-to-day contact might provide. Fathers are always welcome in infant massage classes and some instructors even hold a special father’s class during their course.

"When I became a mother, my son was incredibly fussy and watching him go through those moments was heart-breaking. I took what the infant massage educator taught me and used it with my son every day, sometimes more than once. It became more than just a calming tool for those fussy moments. The massage [times we shared] became bonding times of unspeakable communication. I instantly felt connected to him. His fussy moments were driven from pain and discomfort and the fact that my touch was able to calm him gave me a feeling no words can explain".
- a mother

Video on the benefits of Baby Massage

Testimonials:

I learned a lot more than expected in the baby massage class, it is more than just learning to massage your baby which is lovely but I also learnt how to communicate with my baby more and read his non-verbal signals. The importance of touch and bonding and so much more. It was really great, I highly recommend these classes. Thanks Jenny

Marian

Hong Kong

It was nice to meet other parents in class. I really enjoyed learning how to massage and to connect with my baby more. Especially for my hubby who works and doesn’t have so much baby and daddy time. This is great for him.

Irene

Hong Kong

We thoroughly enjoyed the baby massage classes with Jenny. I was apprehensive initially due to baby erratic nature but learned methods to incorporate rather than discourage this trait

Caro

Hong Kong

Excellent classes, feeling very confident in giving my baby massages. The massage has really help the colic issues with my baby. Thank you so much.

Nancy

Hong Kong

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