Baby Massage & Family Health (Tracy McCarthy & Louise Kane Buckley)
As a IAIM Certified Infant Massage Instructor, I run a 5-week course with Lousie Kane Buckley from www.loulanatural.com who continues after the massage with wonderful topics on Family Health https://loulanatural.com/natural-family-health-classes-with-baby-massage . Each week we will focus on a new body part, building up to massaging the whole body by week 4. Towards the end of the course, we will also learn some simple yoga-inspired stretching exercises for your baby and how to do a short whole body massage routine for when you are short of time. It doesn’t matter at all if your baby cries, needs feeding, is asleep or needs a nappy change during the class – all these things happen all the time, and are just part of having a new baby! Each week we recap everything we have done the previous weeks, so you will always have a chance to catch up on anything you have missed.
The benefits of baby massage are well researched, and include:
Stimulation (of all the big systems: circulation, digestion, respiration, immune, skin, language, nervous)
Relaxation (releases stress, produces calming hormones, helps to regulate sleep patterns)
Relief (sinuses, growing pains, teething, colic, constipation, excess mucous)
Interaction (bonding, communication, eye contact, one to one activity). It can be performed by the baby’s parents or grandparents or anyone involved in the care of the baby.
Classes are most suitable for babies from eight weeks to six months old, with the optimum age for starting to learn it being from twelve to eighteen weeks (i.e. before the babies are on the move!)
Baby Massage & Family Health – IN HOUSE CLASSES
Classes will be held at Kinsale Health Hub.
5 weeks (150.00 euro)
These classes are available for parents to learn the importance of massage for their baby in practical practice.
During these classes meet other parents, ask questions and concerns and share experiences while you learn the benefits of massaging your baby.
Classes will also include Louise Buckley (Your Family Naturopath) who will share family health tips for you and your baby. sessions with Louise will cover:
Week 1: Postpartum nutrition
Week 2: Sleep Remedies
Week 3: Remedies for Colic/Teething
Week 4: EFT for Peace Parenting
Week 5: Weaning your baby.