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Baby Massage - "The Gift of Love"

Have fun and bond with your baby as you learn head to toe massage techniques for relaxation, playtime and comfort care.
4.8 (12 ratings)
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196 students enrolled
Created by Laura Lacey
Last updated 6/2013
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  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of this course you will know how to massage every little body part and how to use massage to comfort and soothe your baby.
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  • All you need is a baby, a blanket and some oils.

Baby massage is fun and easy and a great way to bond with your baby. I'm Laura Lacey, a licensed massage therapist and certified baby massage instructor. In this online class I will teach you everything you need to know to massage your baby from head to toe, as I guide you step by step through various massage techniques. Not only is baby massage a great activity for you and your little one, it has many wonderful benefits - and your baby will love being massaged!

This online baby massage class is appropriate for babies ages 6 weeks to 6 months, and is great for Moms, Dads and caregivers. Each lecture has a video that covers a specific body part or technique, so you can follow as I demonstrate with real parents and their babies.

What will you learn?

  • Basic principles of baby massage and over 30 massage strokes
  • The best time to massage your baby.
  • How often and for how long you should massage your baby.
  • When baby massage is contraindicated.
  • A safe and soothing massage, fun and energizing stretches
  • Techniques to address common ailments such as colic, gas, teething and congestion.
Who is the target audience?
  • Everyone is welcome, especially moms, dads and caregivers.
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Curriculum For This Course
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General Summary and Introduction
1 Lecture 02:28

. This course uses real parents and real babies to teach you baby massage. It is divided into small sections for easy learning. You will learn basic techniques for massaging each little body part, in addition to the appropriate pressure of the strokes, what oils to use and the importance of massaging your baby.

Preview 02:28
Getting Ready for Baby Massage
3 Lectures 05:43

Some great reasons why you should massage your baby and when not to massage baby.

Preview 02:42

You have so many choices of massage oils. Here I explain which oils are best for your baby and why.

Preview 01:00

Learn who can massage your baby and for how long.

Preview 02:01
Basic Baby Massage
7 Lectures 19:34

Learn the ideal time to massage your baby and how to get ready for a massage session.

Before You Begin

Basic techniques for massaging the legs and feet including twisting strokes, pressure walk, rolling and airplane.
The Legs and Feet

Basic techniques for massaging the tummy including the importance of direction of strokes.

Preview 03:09

Basic techniques for massaging the chest.

The Chest

Basic techniques for massaging the arms and hands including tapping, twisting and rolling.

The Arms and Hands

Basic techniques for massaging the back including circles, combing and sweeping strokes.

The Back

Basic strokes for massaging the head and face including what pressure to use, circles, stroking and ear massage.

The Head and Face
Playtime Massage
1 Lecture 03:03

Techniques for a massaging your baby when you just want to have fun. This includes stretches, bicycling and rolling.

Playtime Massage Techniques
Massage for Comfort Care
3 Lectures 06:23

Specific techniques to use when your baby has gas, colic or constipation.

Gas and Colic

Specific techniques to use if your baby is congested, including chest massage, nose circles and tapping.


Specific techniques to use when your baby starts teething, including face massage, distraction and brushing.

Wrap Up
3 Lectures 01:03
Wrap Up

Baby Massage Tips
1 page

Baby Massage FAQ
2 pages
About the Instructor
4.8 Average rating
12 Reviews
196 Students
1 Course
Licensed Massage Therapist

Laura has been a licensed and nationally certified massage therapist for over 13 years. She received her training from the acclaimed Swedish Institute in New York and has additional certifications in infant, prenatal and therapeutic massage.

Laura's philosophy in wellness for the whole person is reflected in her teaching style. She has trained countless new parents, caregivers and health care professionals in prenatal and infant massage. Her workshops now include infant nutrition and labor massage for doulas.

Located in the New York metropolitan area, Laura was a member of the Hudson Perinatal Consortium and served on the regional board of the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition.

Additional information about baby massage, infant and prenatal nutrition and wellness for women can be found on her website

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