Infant Massage

  • Type:
  • Home Study
  • Time:
  • 16 hours
Basic infant massage can soothe an anxious baby, and will provide all of the wonderful benefits that massage holds for adults. This home study continuing education course teaches simple routines for general massage, as well as exercises to stimulate muscle development and coordination. We also cover special situations such as colds, colic, hiccups, constipation, diarrhea, teething irritability and other conditions. This course focuses on teaching the parents to massage their baby, because most new parents cannot afford to pay you to massage their baby, and because they are the ones that need to have the bonding that massage can bring. Plus they need to have the tools to settle a fussy baby in the middle of the night. For this reason, the techniques are simple by design, meant to be used with confidence by non-massage therapists on their most precious asset - their new baby. This course does NOT go into advanced techniques such as cranial shaping, therapy for birth defects, etc. It is designed for parents to learn massage skills to help them with a healthy infant.
Institute of Somatic Therapy
Judith Koch Stapleton
PO Box 190,
Conway , MO
  • Units:
  • 8
  • Approved by:
  • Manitoba, Nova Scotia
  • Prerequisites:
  • None
  • Category:
  • Primary
  • Course Target:
  • All Audiences
  • Course Class:
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