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.
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  • Lectures 18
  • Contents Video: 38 mins
    Other: 3 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 9/2013 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • All you need is a baby, a blanket and some oils.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

What is the target audience?

  • Everyone is welcome, especially moms, dads and caregivers.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

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.

Section 1: Getting Ready for Baby Massage
02:42

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

01:00

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

02:01

Learn who can massage your baby and for how long.

Section 2: Basic Baby Massage
01:23

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

05:22
Basic techniques for massaging the legs and feet including twisting strokes, pressure walk, rolling and airplane.
03:09

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

01:46

Basic techniques for massaging the chest.

02:57

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

02:20

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

02:37

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

Section 3: Playtime Massage
03:03

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

Section 4: Massage for Comfort Care
03:34

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

01:23

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

01:26

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

Section 5: Wrap Up
Wrap Up
01:03
Baby Massage Tips
1 page
Baby Massage FAQ
2 pages

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Instructor Biography

Laura Lacey, 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 www.lauralacey.com.

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