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 more convenient two day intensive 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
Birth to 8 Weeks. (Pre and Postnatal Teaching)
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 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.
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 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.
For the next teacher training in London
4th and 5th April 2020
Active Birth Centre
London N19 5JT
In House teacher training given
throughout the UK and abroad
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Also available: Refresher Course for Teachers certified before 2016 – “One Day Developmental Baby Massage Teaching Update”
All details available on request
MOTHER AND CHILD SOFT POSTNATAL YOGA COURSES FROM CRAWLING TO FIVE YEARS AND BEYOND / 2020
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
To book for a course and for any other inquiries: