After an extensive period of learning, studying, practicing, reviewing and teaching I am able to let you all know what I have been doing for the last 3 months.... I am now able to offer families in Hawke's Bay - Baby Massage Classes !!!
Over the years teaching antenatal classes I have had multiple conversations with parents about the stresses that some of them endure with trying to be the best parent they can be. I've had many conversations with parents about the worry they have when their baby has colic, reflux, wind or gas issues and they have tried everything under the sun to help their little one not be in pain and discomfort any longer. I've had Mum's in tears when they have been told they have postnatal depression and they worry about the impact that may have for their baby. This has worried me too and I always wondered what I could do to help?
I was cruising on google earlier this year and stumbled upon Infant Massage Instructor training. I was intrigued and researched some more.
There are so many benefits for baby, mum, dad, extended family, our community and our world (see below for benefits) and I was excited that this could be something I could do to help families in HB so they could, in turn be helping themselves and their baby.
And so, my journey began.... I have met some beautiful Mums along the way doing their Infant Massage Instructor training alongside me from across NZ. I have watched my first group of parents blossom with confidence as the weeks went by while they massaged their wee ones. And watched as their little ones engaged, enjoyed and anticipated their massage.
Classes have started - upcoming sessions start July 12th. If you are interested in learning to massage your baby or your know someone who may be, please pass on my details. Numbers to attend classes are limited so bookings are essential.