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Birth Baby and Beyond provides the The First Touch Program™, the gold standard in Baby Massage, developed by the International Association of Infant Massage and designed to provide parents with a life long skill.
Classes are baby led meaning we move at the pace of the babies involved & adapt to the mood on the day. This is not an “activity” program where your baby needs to perform on demand. Don’t be concerned that baby may need to sleep, feed, cuddle or cry during class – these are all expected and welcomed – and won’t interfere with your ability to learn baby massage
The emphasis of all classes is on a sensitive and enjoyable interaction between parent and baby helping you gain a deeper understanding of your baby as well as the massage techniques themselves.
Group sizes are limited to 6 baby/parent pairs and a sufficient number of sessions are provided to allow you plenty of time to ask questions & learn all the massage strokes.
Birth Baby and Beyond runs weekday classes for baby’s and their carers and we have a Saturday class specifically for Dads. We also offer individual classes in your own home if that suits you better.
The ideal time to begin massage is when baby is just a few weeks old but it’s never too late to learn!
The First Touch Program™ runs over 5 weeks and during this time you will learn:
- History & benefits of infant massage
- The best time & for how long to massage baby
- Which oils to use & why
- How to create an ideal environment for massage
- Parent relaxation exercises
- The importance of good positioning
- Touch relaxation
- Gentle Movements
- Colic Routine
- Massage strokes for legs, feet, stomach, chest, arms, hands, face and back
- Handouts covering all course topics
Cost: $150 for 5 x 1 hour sessions ($30 per session)
When: Classes are running on a Monday from 10-11am. Click here to find the next course start date
Where: All classes run at the beautiful Abbotsford convent. You can stay and enjoy a beautiful brunch on site or relax in the gardens with the others from the class afterwards.
Parking: $5 for 2 hours in the Collingwood Children’s Farm adjacent to the convent.