With her eldest daughter born prematurely at 28 weeks in 2006, Miss Tania understands the importance of touch, skin to skin contact and bonding with your baby.
As one of the few ways to bond with her first born daughter, in the first few weeks of her life, massage and skin to skin contact was a way for Miss Tania to remain close to Yasmin, to learn about her behaviour, to understand her routines, to improve milk flow and to ease those feelings of seperation as she went home each day without her baby.
Miss Tania has recently completed training with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) as a Certified Infant Massage Instructor and will bring these classes to the suite of classes she offers at Busy Bees Music.
More details will be posted in the coming weeks.
Parent Infant Massage Classes
Infant massage classes are a fun way to learn how to soothe your baby, relieve tummy upsets, learn to understand your baby’s non-verbal language and much, much more.
Classes offer a supportive group environment where parents can share experiences and learn from each other while having fun. Our IAIM course consists of five sessions lasting 90 minutes. Each session is held at weekly intervals to allow you and your baby to absorb all the information and adapt to the feeling of massage. Infant massage classes are for parents and their bubbas from birth to 12 months of age.
The benefits of infant baby massage FOR YOUR BABY include:
Helping your baby to feel securely attached
Helping your baby to feel more loved, valued and respected
Reduced crying and emotional distress
Increased levels of relaxation and longer sleep
Development of body awareness and coordination
Relief from wind, colic, constipation and teething discomfort
The benefits of infant baby massage FOR YOU include:
Feeling closer to your baby
Gaining a deeper understanding of your baby's behaviour, crying and body language
Providing an enjoyable opportunity to spend one-to-one time with your baby
Feeling the relaxing effects of giving your baby a massage
Increased confidence in your ability to care for and nurture your baby
Learning a life-long parenting skill
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
COURSE LENGTH -5 weekly x 1.5 hour sessions
COURSE LOCATION -Busy Bees Music @ Club Marconi
CLASS SCHEDULE -dates coming soon
FEES -$165.00 per family
INCLUDES -5 x 1.5 hours of classes, massage oil and parent booklet.
YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Miss Tania will teach you the baby massage strokes using a doll as a model. You will massage your own babies.
BABY AGE RANGE -Our classes are suitable for bubbas from birth right up to 12 months of age
CLASS MAXIMUM -Maximum of 8 families per class.
PRIVATE GROUP CLASSES -If you have a group of friends or a mother's group and you'd like your own private class, we offer one free enrolment for the organiser with the maximum 8 family enrolment.
PRIVATE ONE ON ONE 5 WEEK COURSE IN THE STUDIO -$250.00
PRIVATE ONE ON ONE 5 WEEK COURSE AT YOUR HOME -$300.00 (within 10km radius of Club Marconi)
GIFT VOUCHERS -Our infant massage course makes the perfect baby shower gift. Email for more information.
‘I believe that by fostering and encouraging Infant Massage and other cultural traditions which enhance the parent-baby bond and by helping to create more family-centered values in our culture, we will begin to see whole generations expressing more compassion toward and responsibility for their fellow human beings.
I believe in supporting parents in their love for their infants. I believe that babies are aware human beings who deserve respect, tenderness, and warmth, and above all, a listening heart. When we listen to our infants with our hearts, we discover whatever it is that we want to know.
I believe that every parent, regardless of personal philosophy, and every infant, regardless of birth history or disposition, should have the opportunity to experience the lifelong benefits that come from early bonds that are loving, healthy and secure.’
Vilma McClure; Founder: International Association of Infant Massage