Baby Massage Therapy


Why is Massage so good for babies and children?

Holistic Massage is a wonderful way to promote wellness, not only in adults but by starting young, with our children. It promotes a sense of relaxation and security, with the gentle touch of a parent or guardian making a baby feel secure and loved as they begin life’s journey. It also helps to create and nurture a physical and emotional bond, can assist in supporting wellness by improving the immune system, and working with any physical ailments. By using massage as part of daily routine, parents or guardians can build trust and enjoy this special time with their child.

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Why take this course?

Because babies and children’s bodies are smaller and more delicate, than an adult, massage is worked differently on a baby or young child. Also, the length of time worked on them will hugely differ from an adult.

What will you learn?

With the help of specially drawn charts, you will learn how to tailor your normal holistic routine into simpler forms to use with babies, toddlers, and children for common childhood illnesses

Course content

• Benefits of massage on babies, toddlers, children
• Scaling down! – how to adapt techniques for babies and children
• Creating the best environment and using good quality oils
• Contraindications
• Contra actions
• Preparation prior to treating babies and children
• Consultation techniques
• Relaxation techniques
• Infant Spot cupping (using silicone cups to help immune systems)
• Responses and Reactions
• Parental and Child consent
• Duration and frequency of treatments
• Aftercare and home advice with some basic techniques to use at home

Common childhood conditions that respond well to Holistic Massage

• Anxiety
• Constipation
• Reflux
• Colic
• Broken sleep patterns
• Teething
• Stomach aches
• Hay fever
• Coughs and colds
• Sinuses
• Growing pains

Your specially designed charts

• Back Massage
• Abdomen Massage
• Leg and arms and hands Massage
• Face and head massage
• Infant spot cupping to help immune systems

Who can take this course?

This course is for all qualified Massage Therapists

Can I learn more?

Learn how to teach this course to parents.

CLICK HERE for our Instructors Course on Baby and Child Wellness

Professional CPD points available for this course

NRRI 100 points
IRI 50 points
IFPA 6 points category B
This course is taught by:
This course is written and taught by Denise Hanlon. Denise is one of OBUS Academy’s most experienced tutor and has been a practitioner for almost 20 years. She was inspired to write this course when she saw the wonderful results she got when she uses holistic massage on her grandchildren and young clients.
This course is approved for Continual Professional Development (CPD points) with the following organisations:





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