Pilates for every body

Infant Massage

Touch is the first form of communication and a special way to interact and bond with you baby, touch is Kirsten is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) and a Paediatric Massage Consultant (PMC) (This high level qualification is exclusive to health professionals certified through Infant Massage Information Service) Consultants can provide presentations to professional groups (hospital staff, natural therapists, early childhood centre staff, etc). This ensures that up to date information is available on infant massage to a wide range of health professionals who work directly with new families. Small group classes ( up to 8 babies) for mums, dads and grandparents or private classes are available.

Benefits of infant Massage

The list of researched benefits of baby massage continues to grow and it is impossible to fit them on all in this booklet. Here are a few of the benefits.

  • Relaxation
  • Reduces anxiety and improves alertness
  • Strengthens their immune system
  • Enhances attachment and bonding
  • Reduces stress hormone levels in children and their parents , helping mothers recover from PND
  • Enhances emotions and improves mood by increasing dopamine level
  • Provides relief from discomfort
  • Relieves sinus and chest congestion
  • Reduces symptoms of eczema
  • Reduces crying time
  • Improves deep sleep by increasing oxytocin, melatonin and serotonin levels
  • Stimulates digestion, respiration and circulation
  • Increases birthweight in premature and low birth weight babies
  • Teaches parents how to understand their baby's body language and how to respond to non verbal cues
  • Improves body awareness
  • Relieves colic, wind , constipation and may relieve reflux
  • Has many benefits for children with special needs eg improving muscle tone in children with neurological conditions such as Cerebral Palsy & Downs syndrome

Small Group Classes:

Classes are held once a term on a wednesday morning ( by appointment only) please register your interest via our contact us page to find out our next available session

OUR NEXT COURSE IS -  TBA

Where: At our studio 15 Kenrick St The Junction
Class size: maximium 8 babies
Duration: 2 hours
Included: A lovely bound manual and a bottle of organic pesticide- free Sesame oil     What to bring: baby, a change mat or towel            Cost: $75 per person

Private Classes available by appointment        Cost: $200 ( 1-4 people)