Tuesday, June 27, 2017

BABY MASSAGE – IAIM INFANT MASSAGE CLASSES


 

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IAIM BABY MASSAGE CIMI GALWAY

www.babymassagegalway.com

 

Qualified International Association of Infant Massage CIMI (Certified Infant Massage Instructor)

Baby Massage Classes and 1-1 tuition

Details available on request

1 to 1 Personal Tuition with parent of Caregiver and Colic Routines

B E N E F I T S

With origins in Indian Massage, Shiatsu and Yoga this nuturing touch is one of the most significant and nurturing early experiences your baby will have.

Research has shown that these early experiences can affect many aspects of our lives.

Nurturing touch has long-term benefits and can impact how we think, feel, and relate to others, and most importantly, how we value and care for ourselves.

Infant massage greatly enhances the early bonding relationship between parents and caregivers and their babies.

By using gentle, tactile stimulation along with loving verbal communication, a wonderful bonding experience is shared.

Strokes can be either stimulating or relaxing, depending on your baby’s needs and developmental level.

Infant Massage benefits your baby in the following specific ways: relaxation, relief, stimulation, bonding and communication for parents and caregivers. Bonding Infant massage provides a wonderful opportunity for parents and caregivers to bond with their young babies.

Touch conveys nurturing and love, the essential ingredients for emotional and physical growth and well-being.

Eye to eye and skin contact, and the exchange of soothing sounds and smells, cuddles and smiles all help adult and baby feel closer.

This close interaction helps improve your ability to understand your baby’s body language.

You may then respond with more sensitivity and confidence. Your baby, in turn, feels heard and respected, and gains confidence and a healthy self-image as she grows.

In some cases, delayed bonding may occur due to situations such as premature birth, recovery from caesarean, medical complications, adoption, lack of physical and emotional support and post natal depression.

In these cases Infant Massage can be enormously beneficial by giving caregivers an opportunity to recreate the elements of bonding.

Massage is also beneficial to special-needs children and older children and facilitates deeper understanding, integration and connection with their parents and caregivers.

As massage becomes part of your daily routine, you will gradually become more aware of your baby’s non-verbal cues. By taking time out of your day to connect with your baby one-on-one, you are communicating a message of love and security to your child. Parents / Families assage offers shared moments together for babies and their parents and caregivers.

It is a useful way for working parents to unwind and re-connect by spending this special time with your child. This wonderful bonding experience is available not only to mums, but can be also enjoyed by dads, adoptive parents, grandparents or anyone who is the primary caregiver for a child, whomever that may be in your family.

Massage is also a wonderful way to lessen the stresses parent and baby may be experiencing in the early days of their relationship. It has also been shown to help new mothers in recovery from post-natal depression.

Relaxation Massage relaxes and soothes your baby and is a pleasurable experience for both parent and child.

Loving touch lessens tension, fussiness and irritability.

As you massage your child, important hormones are released in both yourself and baby.

Oxytocin and Prolactin, the loving hormones are of upmost importance in motherhood.

Infant massage is paramount in this process.

Massage is immediate but the benefits last a lifetime.

As your infant learns to relax and release stress through the experience of being massaged regularly, sounder and longer sleep is often the end result.

 Stimulation When you massage your infant regularly, her physical growth and development is stimulated in a variety of ways. Research studies show that respiratory, muscular, circulatory and immune systems all benefit form the positive effects of massage.

Your baby may gain weight more easily, and experience improved immune function. In addition, massage promotes neurological development, and helps with the development of motor skills and coordination.

Lettermore Carraroe Spiddal Inverin Furbo Barna Salthill Galway City Connemara

Norah Coyne  087-0563411 norahcoyne@aol.com  www.galwaymassage.com

DID YOU KNOW?

AFTER 2 HOURS A MOTHER CAN DISTINGUISH HER BABY FROM OTHERS BY ODOUR ALONE ODOUR

IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF BONDING THAT’S WHY PLAIN OILS ARE USED RATHER THAN SCENTED SO BABY CAN SENSE MOTHERS SMELL.

BABYS MOVE IN SYNC WITH THEIR MOTHERS 7-12 INCHES SHOULD BE THE FURTHEST YOU SHOULD BE AWAY FROM THE BABY REMAINING IN EYE CONTACT

DURING THE MASSAGE THEY RESPOND TO FIMILAR VOICES AND HEARTBEATS.

ACHIEVING BONDS OF TRUST AND SECURITY THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT SIGNALS A BABY RECEIVES:

BONDING

EYE CONTACT

HEART BEAT

IF BABY CRYS DURING A MASSAGE THAT’S FINE JUST TAKE A COUPLE OF DEEP RELAXING BREATHS AND TRY AGAIN

START WITH TOUCH RESPONSE – RELAX – RELAX TALK TO BABY

LISTEN TO WHAT BABY IS TRYING TO TELL YOU

IF BABY DOESN’T WANT YOU TO GO AHEAD THEN DO ANOTHER TIME

RESPOND WITH YOUR INSTINCT AS A MOTHERS INSTINCT IS THE BEST

WHAT YOUR INNER VOICE TELLS YOU IS USUALLY WHAT YOUR BABY NEEDS

MASSAGED BABIES USUALLY GROW UP TO HAVE SECURE RELATIONSHIPS AND ARE USUALLY VERY WELL BALANCED CHILDREN AND ADULTS

STAGES OF GROWTH AND MASSAGE FOR BABIES:

3 MONTHS – SIDE TURN HEAD

3-6 MONTHS – STOMACH, CHEST AND ARMS

9 MONTHS – MOBILITY IS THE MAJOR FOCUS

MASSAGE AT THIS STAGE CAN BE A CHALLENGE BECAUSE BABY IS INTENT ON MOVING SO MUCH SO NOT SO MUCH A RELAXING EXPERIENCE AS 0-6 MONTHS

9 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS – ITS BEST TO USE RHYMES AND GAMES AND MAKE IT FUN

2 YEARS – TORN BETWEEN DEPENDING ON YOU AND BEING INDEPENDENT, MAY OFTEN PUSH MASSAGE AWAY AS A SIGN OF INDEPENDENCE AND COME BACK TO IT LATER

3 YEARS – WILL SETTLE DOWN AND ENJOY MASSAGE AS INDEPENDENCE HAS GROWN. MASSAGE WILL ALSO BE GOOD FOR GROWING PAINS AT THIS STAGE AND BEDIME MASSAGING LIKE TELLING A STORY WHILST MASSAGING LEGS, ARMS, AND BACK ETC.

A BASIC COURSE WILL CONSIT OF 4 OR 5 SESSIONS OF 60-90 MINS WITH A MAXIMUM OF 6 PEOPLE, IT IS 60 MINS FOR THE CLASS AND 15MINS EITHER SIDE TO GET MUMMY AND BABY RELAXED INTO THE CLASS AND RE-DRESSED

AFTERWARDS AND TIME FOR A LITTLE CHAT.

CLASSES IDEALLY SHOULD BE ONE EACH WEEK FOR 4 OR 5 WEEKS OR 5 CLASSES WITHIN 28 DAYS DEPENDENT ON MOTHER AND BABIES PARTICULAR NEEDS.

 BEST FROM BIRTH – LATEST AGE 9 MONTHS

MAIN FOCUS:

TO ENHANCE THE BOND BETWEEN THE BABY AND THE CAREGIVER, BE IT MOTHER, FATHER, CARER, GRANDPARENT ETC.

TODDLERS NEED LESS DISTRACTION IN A CLASS (SOMETIMES BEST DONE AT HOME) SO PRACTICE ON A DOLL THEN DO ON A CHILD BENEFITS STIMULATION (SENSATIONS THROUGH SKIN AND FEET)

RELAXION (CALMING DOWN MUSCLE SPASMS, BREATHING) RELIEF (COLIC, PAIN, CALMS DIGESTION)

INTERACTION (BONDING) – ESPECIALLY IF BABY HAS BEEN IN AN INCUBATOR OR MOTHER SUFFERING FROM POST NATAL DEPRESSION PREMIES:-

STIMULATES THE RESPIRATORY & CIRCULATORY SYSTEMS STIMULATES THE GASTRO-INTESTINAL TRACT ENHANCES NEUROLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

Lettermore Lettermullen Carraroe Carna Rosmuc Moycullen Spiddal Inverin Furbo Barna Salthill Clynadh Casla Galway City Connemara Norah Coyne

087-0563411 norahcoyne@aol.com    www.babymassagegalway.com www.galwaymassage.com www.connemarahealing.net

 

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THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN A NURTURING TOUCH BETWEEN MOTHER AND CHILD

WITH ORIGINS IN INDIAN MASSAGE, SHIATSU, SWEDISH MASSAGE AND YOGA WHAT ELSE COULD YOU ASK FOR, A TRULY WONDERFUL BONDING PROCESS FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD.

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Appointments now also available in Bia Iontach Spiddal An Spideal on Saturdays

 

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I am now running a Clinic in Bia Iontach Spiddal An Spideal on Saturdays – Appointments now available call  call for appointments 0870563411 www.galwaypregnancymassage.comor email norahcoyne@aol.com 

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