Two-day Certificated Teacher Training in
Developmental Baby Massage
For children’s centre staff, family health professionals and parent practitioners.
Peter is a teacher’s trainer, 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.
This course is fully accredited by the federation of antenatal educators and independent professional therapists international. The course includes key principles underpinning neuroscience and child development. Empowering parents to form a warm positive relationship with their baby while securing their child’s development from birth to standing.
Developmental Baby Massage
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. Peter Walker’s course includes high quality learning aids, filmed case studies and slides from Peter’s own personal clients, resources including as a copy of Peter Walker’s international best selling book ‘Developmental Baby Massage’ as well as the latest course notes for all delegates and session notes for parents.
Upon successful completion of the course all delegates will receive certification.
Peter’s Walker’s Teacher Training course covers the following 6 critical facets of practising Developmental Baby Massage in a professional and personal capacity.
- Emotional Intelligence and a Loving Touch from Birth to 8 Weeks.
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 from 8 weeks to Standing.
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.
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 squatting, crawling, standing and eventually walking.
- Therapeutic Play to Relieve Stiff and Floppy Baby Syndromes
Early intervention and physical enablement.
Motivation and movement cranial neuroplasticity.
Gravity and centralised movement.
Remedial touch massage and movement to relieve “Stiff and Floppy” baby syndrome.
This part of the course spotlights:
The guidelines for safe teaching including appropriate baby massage oils and their usage.
- Convening and Teaching Your Groups
This part of the course demonstrates:
How to convene both one to one and group sessions in a safe environment for babies, practitioners and teachers alike.
Post – Course materials include a Bi-Monthly newsletter and post-course support for all teachers.
In-House Teacher Training is given throughout the UK and abroad.
Remaining dates for 2018
Johannesburg: 22nd/23rd October 2018
Wales: 29th/30th October 2018
Bristol: 8th/9th November 2018
London: 12th/13th November 2018
Portugal: 29th/30th November 1st December 2018
Wales: 6th/7th December 2018
Kent: 17th/18th December 2018
Small groups can also be convened on an ad-hoc basis in Devon, UK.
To book a course and for any other inquiries:
Tel: 01752 218392
Mobile: +44 (0) 7833072255
Also available: Refresher Course – “One Day Developmental Baby Massage Teaching Update”
All details available on request