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 TWO DAY
CERTIFICATED TEACHER TRAINING COURSE
1 Emotional Intelligence and a Loving Touch / Bonding and Attachment.
Includes Films and Slides
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
The Baby Brain (the Enteric) and the Central Nervous Systems
Holding and stroking techniques prior to massage to relieve
physiological flexion and abdominal tension and promote
safe tummy time.
Techniques to release the phrenic nerve and diaphragm and improve respiration.
2 Developmental Baby Massage –
8 weeks to Standing
Massage Techniques and strokes are demonstrated to parents using a teachers doll, with emphasis on loving touch, and responding to baby’s cues and communication.
Nature’s Milestones, Joint Flexibility, Muscular Strength
and Coordination Improving circulatory, respiratory rhythms, back strength and overall muscle tone.
3 Infant Balance and Good Posture
Primary preparation for sitting and
standing using gravity assisted techniques
for stronger structural foundations
First Sitting Position to Second Sitting position.
Second Sitting Position to Third Sitting Position
Third Sitting / Squatting Crawling and Standing
Standing and Walking
4 Therapeutic Play to Relieve
Stiff and Floppy Baby Syndromes
Includes Filmed Case Studies and Slides
Early Intervention and Physical Enablement.
Mind –Motivation and Movement Cranial Neuroplasticity
Gravity and Centralised Movement.
Remedial Touch Massage and Movement to relieve stiffness
Floppy Babies Gaining and Regaining Head Control,
Subduing the Moro / Hyperekplexia Reflexes
Flexibility Strength and Coordination
Gaining / Re gaining Arm and Hand Control
BuildingBack and Core Strength
Upright Posture and Mobility
5 Contra-Indications, Safety,
correct baby massage oils and usage.
6 Convening and Teaching
one to one and groups
High-quality learning aids;
Including Filmed Case Studies and Slides
And resources; A copy of Peter Walker’s international best selling book ‘Developmental Baby Massage’ for all delegates. Plus latest course notes for all delegates and session notes for parents.
Bi-monthly newsletter and Post-course support for all teachers
In-House Teacher Training is given throughout the UK and abroad. Small groups available in Plymouth
Next Open Course at
The Active Birth Centre
25 Bickerton Road
Developmental Baby Massage
23rd and 24th June 2018
Mobile: +44 (0) 7833072255
One Day Developmental Baby Massage Teaching Update
All details available on request