Newborn Massage Courses
Baby massage is unlike remedial or therapeutic treatments that we are used to as grown-ups. While technique is important and physiological benefits do accrue, the primary goal of infant massage is to build trust and enhance bonding between parent and baby through nurturing touch. For this reason, infant massage is never forced on our little ones – it is something we do together with our baby, instead of to our baby.
Part of the art is to learn how to read and respect our little one’s cues throughout the massage; how and when to apply various positive touch techniques; and how to enhance bonding further by using our voice, eye contact and movement.
The courses are aimed at babies 1-4 month, and they last 5 weeks with 1 class (60 to 90 minutes) per week. The structure is aimed at giving us and our little ones time and space to get the hang of the strokes at baby’s pace while learning about infant cues and behavioral states, colic and crying, new-born reflexes that we can trigger with the massage, and more.
The classes are also meant to serve as safe platforms, small hubs of support where parents can interact, exchange ideas and engage in discussions related to class topics.
Best for babies age 1-4 months. (Older babies up to 6-month-old are also welcome.)
Places are limited – maximum 7.
On Wednesdays (10:00-11:30) at Fjölskylduland.
Next course begins on 1 March 2023 (dates: 01/03, 08/03, 15/03, 22/03, 29/03).
Course fee: 19.500 ISK (full price) / 17.500 ISK (with a Fjölskylduland membership card). The price includes the handout, a small bottle of baby massage oil and a certificate upon course completion. Course fee payments are accepted via bank transfer. Once you registered, an email with detailed information on the course is sent to you including payment details.
This is an IAIM course.