Learn to Teach Baby Massage

Become a Certified Infant Massage Educator with Infant Massage Australia by completing the Infant Massage Educator Training Workshop. 

As a certified Infant Massage Educator Trainer with Infant Massage Australia Inc, Amanda co-facilitates a combined online and two day face-to-face Infant/Baby Massage Educator Training workshop, where you can learn to teach parents and caregivers infant/baby massage – empowering them to connect with their children through nurturing touch.

Infant Massage Australia’s mission is to empower parents and enrich families through the nurturing touch of infant massage – fostering healthy communication, understanding and a love for children in our society. We use touch, our first language, to enhance our expression of love, caring and respect, to aid in the bonding process.

Infant Massage Educator Training Workshop

Online Component - Part 1 - Available anytime to start

Face-to-Face Workshop Dates

  • Brisbane QLD (via Zoom)
  • 20/21 August  or 5/6 November 2022
  • Fremantle WA (Live - in person)
    10/11 September 2022
  • Barossa SA (Live - in person)
    10/11 September 2022

Special rate until 1/8/2022
$995 (normally $1195)

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About the Course

Our Certified Infant Massage Educator training is relationships focussed centred on developing healthy bonds and secure attachment between babies and their care givers.

Teaching Infant Massage is a rewarding opportunity, promoting well-being and enhancing bonding between infants and their caregivers. Infant massage assists the growth and development of baby’s body, mind and spirit. In addition it can bring relief to complaints of colic, constipation, respiratory disorders and sleeping difficulties.

You can contribute to this essential communication by becoming a Certified Infant Massage Educator. No previous massage experience is necessary.

Learn to teach Baby Massage Educator Training Australia wide.

Workshop Structure

The Workshop covers:

  • Infant Massage benefits
  • Importance of infant communication
  • A massage sequence including appropriate use of oils, seeking permission and the “best time” to massage
  • Working with parent groups
  • Bonding and attachment
  • Unexplained early infant irritability
  • High need families
  • Trauma, touch deprivation and infant release
  • Adaptations for the older child
  • Children with additional needs
  • Practical teaching of families
  • Promotion, passion and persistence

What’s Included

The tuition fee includes:

  • Our workshop which is presented in a combined online and two day face to face format
  • Amelia Auckett’s book – Baby Massage
  • Vimala McLure’s book – Infant Massage – A Handbook for Loving Parents
  • Extensive Handouts
  • Assessment of the Study Module
  • Membership of Infant Massage Australia Inc. Connecting you with a network of practitioners promoting and assisting the work of its members and enabling access to warehouse materials for use in practice and promotion.
  • Ongoing support and resources

Full Accreditation (Certification) with Infant Massage Australia Inc. is achieved by completing a study module after the workshop. You will be expected to work with families during this time. You can however use this work with families immediately following the workshop.

Who is it designed for?

The Infant Massage Australia Educator Training Workshops are designed for:

  • Massage practitioners
  • Child health nurses
  • Midwives
  • Parents and grandparents
  • Other healthcare professionals
  • Anyone interested in working with families

Facilitators

Our facilitators both have over 24 years commitment in teaching and promoting infant massage as well as many years in other health professional roles. They are executive members of Infant Massage Australia, a non-profit group bringing nurturing touch to Australian families.

Rachel Maunder has a nursing background with experience in recovery room and operating theatres. She is a remedial massage practitioner who has specialised her massage and courses for pregnancy and babies as her own family of three children has grown.

Amanda Buckmaster is a remedial massage practitioner specialising in treatments for women and children. A mother, aunt and grandmother, Amanda is also qualified in Australian Bush Flower Essences and aromatherapy. Amanda also holds certificates in adult education and stress management.

Course Structure

6 steps to become a certified Infant Massage Educator with Infant Massage Australia

Step 1

Online Learning - Part 1

  • To be completed prior to attendance at Face to Face Workshop
  • Online modules available now

Step 2

Face to Face Workshop - Via Zoom or Live

  • Approximately 5 hours/day for 2 days

 

Step 3

Online Learning - Part 2

  • To be completed after Face to Face session
  • These modules look at the "different" and how we assist these families

Step 4

Practice family sessions

  • We encourage you to work with practice families after the live sessions so that we can have a final catch-up/Q&A session to ensure your are confident to use this work.

Step 5

Zoom catchup

  • Approximately 6 weeks after Face to Face
  • 2 hours
  • Discuss results of practical teaching
  • Stroke review
  • Study module
  • Any other questions

Step 6

Certification Study Module

  • To be completed within 12 months
  • Receive certification as an Infant Massage Educator

Infant Massage Educator Training Workshop

Online Component - Part 1 - Available anytime to start

Face-to-Face Workshop Dates

  • Brisbane QLD (via Zoom)
  • 20/21 August  or 5/6 November 2022
  • Fremantle WA (Live - in person)
    10/11 September 2022
  • Barossa SA (Live - in person)
    10/11 September 2022

Special rate until 1/8/2022
$995 (normally $1195)

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