Baby Massage is a specialised nurturing activity that has benefitted thousands of families across Essex. For some parents, the experience has such a meaningful effect on them that they choose to continue the practise by training to become a professional baby massage instructor.

Training to be a baby massage instructor offers the opportunity for you to support other parents and carers as they discover how to bond and communicate with their babies through massage.

Becoming a baby massage instructor

Accredited teacher training in baby massage is offered by several organisations in the UK, with courses held at various locations, including some in Essex. Courses are typically between two and five days long and will cover topics such as:

– Cultural history and benefits of baby massage
– Health considerations and safety aspects
– Baby massage techniques
– Teaching and communication skills
– Relevant anatomy and physiology of infants
– Infant behaviour and development
– Running and marketing a successful business

While all of the courses include handouts, online resources, mentoring and assessment costs as part of the course fee, you will be required to provide a bring along a suitable soft bodied doll for practical training. Childways.co.uk sell their own weighted Demonstration Doll, but they can also be purchased from a select number of companies that offer infant demonstration tools, like Touch Needs.

Following successful completion of the training course, you will be qualified to teach baby massage to parents and caregivers, but will not be qualified to train others to become massages instructors.

Baby Massage Instructor Courses

If you would like to find out more about becoming a baby massage instructor, here is a list of accredited courses in the UK:

International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM)

Childways

Hands on Babies

Blossom and Berry

To Baby And Beyond

Touch-Learn International Ltd (For professionals working with parents only)

Teach Therapy (For Qualified Massage Therapists only)

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