• Baby Massage

    This is a truly enjoyable class for parents / care givers and baby. This class is designed to promote bonding through nurturing care.

    Massage is a wonderful way to augment the important early bonding of parents and their infants. It is also very powerful in relieving colic and other symptoms of infant stress. Gentle touch is vital for babies existence and allows them to feel loved and secure. Infant massage is carried out daily as part of the routine for example when changing the babies nappy. The emphasis of infant massage is on communication of parent and baby.

    Baby Massage - Lodge Road Therapy

    Benefits for Baby

    Gentle touch is vital

    · Supports the bonding process

    · Improves blood circulation

    · Allows them to feel love, acceptance and security

    · Your baby learns how to relax and be more calm

    · Can improve sleep patterns

    · Stimulates a heightened sense of well being

    · Promotes development of digestive tract and respiratory organs

    · Reduction of colic symptoms and other digestive problems

    Baby Massage - Lodge Road Therapy

    Benefits for Parents

    Develop close bonds

    · Bonding and relaxation

    · Communication, verbal and non verbal

    · Increased parental competence in relating to and handling the baby

    · Fun and joy

    · Opportunities for close bonds and intensive communion between two people

    · Development of awareness through loving touch and caring attention

    · Teaching in a group offers parents the opportunity to exchange their ideas and experience.

    Classes are designed around the baby and is taught at a pace that suits both parent and baby. The techniques used are based on the work of Vimala McClure, author of Infant Massage a Hand book for Loving Parents and the founder of the organization IAIM. As an infant massage instructor I feel that infant massage should be part of the development of the child and not just at the baby stage. Through out the classes there are tips on how to continue the massage through out their young lives and most of all make it fun.

    €70 for 5 classes receipts given for health insurance

    New Classes starting regularly please ring Angela on

    051 428798 086 3019519 for more information

  • "The fun I had and being able to calm her"

    "Learning a skill that brought me closer to my baby & that made her happy & calm"

  • Infant Massage

    In the classes you will learn to massage the infants:

    · Feet / legs

    · Tummy

    · Chest

    · Arms / hands

    · Face

    · Back

    Infant Massage - Lodge Road Therapy

    Colicky Baby

    Based on years of research

    The colic stroke is adapted to cover other digestive problems including; constipation, wind and bloating. A baby suffering with any of the above will usually tend to cry often and bring there knees up to there chest. The colic routine is done in the morning, afternoon and evening for two weeks. It is important for parents to persevere, years of research from ‘the touch institute’ who have conducted years of research into infant massage.

     

    There are different topics that are covered including:

    · Crying

    · "Spoiling"

    · Colic

    · Massage for a developing child

    Yoga and Reflexology - Lodge Road Therapy

    Yoga and Reflexology

    Enjoyable and relaxing for infants

    Yoga based exercise is also included in the classes and there will be nursery rhymes included also. There will be hand outs given to the parents to give some assistance.

     

    Reflexology, the use of pressure points on the foot that correspond with the body, is performed very gently in the infant massage by putting light pressure on the sole of the feet. Infants can become very relaxed when having their feet massaged.

     

    This is a very enjoyable class and refreshments are available to all parents and carers. It provides them with the opportunity to chat and swap ideas as this can be an isolating time for you and your baby.

     

    The Infant Massage classes can be attended from birth until the child is one year old. For a booking form please click here.

  • International Association of Infant Massage - Lodge Road Therapy

    International Association of Infant Massage

    I am registered with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM). Their mission statement reads: "the purpose of the International Association of Infant Massage is to promote nurturing touch and communication through training, education and research so that parents, caregivers and children are loved, valued and respected throughout the world community"

  • Insurance

    Coverage of Infant Massage Classes

    Laya Healthcare & Aviva

    As part of their benefits at Quinn they are now offering Baby massage as a reclaimable expense. Up to €100 can be claimed towards the cost of these classes when carried out by members of the International Association of Infant Massage (Irish Chapter is Baby Massage Ireland)

    VHI

    As part of their comprehensive maternity benefits covered by their family plan and family plan plus schemes, VHI are now offering Baby Massage Classes as a reclaimable expense. Up to €75 can be claimed towards the cost of these classes when carried out by a member of the International Association of Infant Massage (Irish Chapter is Baby Massage Ireland).

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