Attachment-led Infant Massage

Communication through positive nurturing touch

Listening to your baby

“I believe that babies are human beings who deserve respect, tenderness and warmth, and above all a listening heart. When we listen to our infants with our hearts, we discover whatever it is that we want to know”. 

Vimala McClure IAIM Founder. 

The IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage) is a world-class standard for the training and teaching of baby massage. 

We offer IAIM attachment-led infant massage courses, which provide an enjoyable opportunity to spend one-to-one time connecting with your baby through the warm interactions and gentle communication of positive nurturing touch.  

In this calm, nurturing space, infant massage can help you to: 

  • Feel closer to your baby, enhancing bonding 

  • Gain a deeper understanding of your baby's communication cues 

  • Encourage calm, relaxation and deeper sleep 

  • Relieve your baby's discomfort from colic, wind, constipation and reflux 

  • Stimulate and strengthen your baby's body systems 

  • Promote your baby's brain development, language and learning 

  • Gain a greater sense of confidence in your ability to care for and nurture your child 

Our classes are completely baby-led, showing you the value of asking permission, as well as the need to understand your baby’s unique cues and behavioural states - basically when your baby “is in the mood”.  

You are gently encouraged to observe and listen to your baby’s  verbal and non-verbal communications so that you can respond respectively and effectively. 

Parents initially often feel that learning the massage strokes is the most rewarding and important part of a course. However, they soon realise the many benefits of taking part in our groups - including feelings of social connection and belonging, which in turns creates happiness.

Sign Up

Our infant massage classes are currently being delivered via zoom and in person in small groups - you are welcome to join whichever format you feel most comfortable with. If you would like to join the next group please submit an enquiry form letting us know if we will see in person or through the video call!

We also run infant massage tutorials live on our Flourish with DorPIP Facebook page from time to time. Our tutor is a member of the group so she will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding baby massage.  

Cost

Our IAIM infant massage classes costs £25 for a five-week course  (max 5 parents and babies per group). 

Payment needs to be made in full a week before the classes begin.  

Unfortunately we cannot give refunds for classes missed, but will do our best to accommodate you in another class.