Developmental Baby Massage
Three Day Online Teacher Training course
For children’s centre staff, family health professionals and parent practitioners.
Peter is a teacher’s teacher, physical therapist and international author. He has over 40 years’ experience in the delivery of baby massage training, as well as group and one-to-one sessions with mothers, fathers and carers with babies, and babies and children with ‘additional needs’. His experience in physical therapy and yoga underpins the high quality of this programme, with techniques based upon the stages of the baby’s physical and emotional development.
Peter is the leading teacher’s teacher in the UK. Credited with the free teaching of baby massage in NHS centres throughout the UK.
Developmental Baby Massage Teacher Training
This course covers the 6 key aspects of Developmental Baby Massage and provides an unparalleled educational experience for professionals that are aiming to teach Developmental Baby Massage. This teacher training course includes high quality learning aids including filmed case studies and slides, and resources given include as a copy of Peter’s best selling international book ‘Developmental Baby Massage’ (4th reprint and update May 2019) plus updated course notes for all delegates and session notes for parents.
For neonatal nurses, nursery nurses, midwives, doulas, health visitors, pre and postnatal yoga teachers and all others working with mothers and babies.
Upon successful completion of the course all delegates will receive a certificate accredited by FEDANT and IPTI.
This teacher training course was originally four days and University Accredited. Now a three day online course, it covers the following 6 critical facets needed to practice Developmental Baby Massage in a professional and personal capacity.
- Emotional Intelligence and a Loving Touch
From 6-8 Weeks and beyond
The Roots of Bonding and Attachment
Emotional Intelligence and Developing a loving touch, secure holding, and safe tummy time.
Promoting overall good reciprocity to facilitate mother-infant bonding and attachment.
Remedial touch techniques to relieve intra-uterine and difficult birth experience
Holding and stroking techniques prior to massage to relieve physiological flexion and abdominal tension and promoting safe tummy time.
Techniques to release the phrenic nerve and diaphragm and improve respiration.
- Developmental Baby Massage
This part of the course centres on:
Massage – Techniques and strokes are demonstrated to parents using a teacher’s doll, with emphasis on loving touch, and responding to baby’s cues and communication.
Assessment and Remedial Touch
Infant Development – “Nature’s milestones”, joint flexibility, muscular strength and coordination improving circulatory, respiratory rhythms, back strength and overall muscle tone.
The Enteric (“Baby Brain”) and the Central Nervous Systems.
- Infant Balance and Good Posture
This part of the course demonstrates to parents and practitioners:
Primary preparation for sitting and standing using gravity assisted techniques for stronger structural foundations focusing on the transitions from sitting positions to standing .
- Therapeutic Play to Relieve Stiffness and Floppyness
Early intervention and enablement.
Motivation and movement.
Gravity and centralised movement.
Remedial touch, massage and movement
to relieve hyper and hypo muscle tone.
This part of the course highlights:
The guidelines for safe teaching including appropriate baby massage oils and their usage.
Convening and Teaching Your Groups
How to convene both one to one and group sessions in a safe environment for babies, practitioners and teachers.
Post – Course materials include a Bi-Monthly newsletter and post-course support for all teachers.
Teacher training given online
UK and abroad
To book a course and for any other inquiries:
Also available: Refresher Course for Teachers certified before 2016 – “One Day Developmental Baby Massage Online Teaching Update” for Certified Teachers
All details available on request
Two-day Certificated Teacher Training
Mother and Child Soft Postnatal Yoga
Children’s centre staff, family health professionals and parent practitioners.
TO FIVE YEARS AND BEYOND
An enjoyable two-day certificated course for Health Professionals during which you will ‘soft stretch’ your body and learn how to teach mothers and children to do the same from sitting/crawling onwards.
FOR BABIES AND young CHILDREN
Following on from Developmental Baby Massage, and not yet being subjected to the same emotional and physical traumas of adulthood the baby’s body remains flexible and supple. Once on their feet and mobile, in lifting and carrying their weight through space babies then become weight lifters and like all weight weightlifters the baby will now start to lose flexibility as they gain strength. The only way to avoid this is to encourage the child to continue to exercise a full range of movement.
This allows a child to strengthen flexible joints and retain suppleness.
This course shows how to do this from sitting/crawling and beyond. For babies and children retaining flexibility and suppleness is far easier than trying to re- gain these attributes as an adult
Throughout pregnancy and following birth, in carrying and lifting the increasing weight of a baby the mother also becomes a weight lifter. This can increase strength and stamina provided her posture is balanced and the mother’s body does not have any prior pain and stiffness. Alternatively, if the structure is not balanced, the everyday lifting and carrying of an ever-increasing weight can have dire consequences leading to stiffness and muscle fatigue.
Only movement will restore movement and this course endeavours to show the easiest possible ways to restore movement and relieve pain and stiffness in the major joints and muscle groups. Common sense techniques that should be common knowledge to all families to relieve pain and stiffness in all the major joints and governing muscle groups and restore ease of movement and a more balanced posture.
Valuable resources include 3 teaching DVDS / Copy of Peter’s beautiful new book ‘Child Alive’ and Updated Teachers Course notes