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Awards

FINALIST:
WBA Business Awards 2009
"Most Innovative Business"

 

What parents say

Infant massage testimonials:

What did you like best about the infant massage course or workshop?

Tips about seeking permission from my baby prior to massage and also
the Weather Massage sequence

To learn how to help when baby has wind or colic
• It's easy to learn and easy to understand
• Natalie's flexibility with baby's mood on the day
• Nice and relaxing, no rush
• All the massages
• Relaxed environment to learn the techniques


I liked that Natalie was calm and easy to talk to. She was flexible and
started with the massage rather than the discussion as I had explained that
Shay was due for a feed. Natalie came at a time that was convenient for my
husband and I, which was great. The weather sequence was lovely, and I
really look forward to when Shay is able to understand what it means.
My husband enjoyed the workshop and was happy to have a go with one of
the dolls that Natalie provides!! The workshop was very informative and easy
to follow, made me aware of the many benefits to massage.
Urvi, Kalpesh and
baby Shay

'I've always enjoyed stroking and touching my baby, but after Natalie's
instruction at the workshop, I now know actual massage strokes to use and
their benefits both at the time of massage and in my baby's future. 

Jane Willis, Editor,
Flourish Magazine & baby Colette (7 1/2 mths)

How has the infant or kids massage course/workshop affected both
you and your baby?

Opened my mind more so to the benefits of massage other than relaxation
• Brings enjoyment daily
• Good way to interact with my baby in a different way
• Has helped my baby with colic
• Good bonding time

Definitely increased bonding between us (and his sister as well). Very
excited about doing lots of massage in the future! Thomas loved it - thank you!


Massage has helped with Shay's night time routine, he used to feed for 2-3
hours every evening, now he is in his cot within an hour, that includes
massage time. Shay enjoys it and I find it very relaxing, it is also great to
have that very personal time to bond together. I really enjoyed the workshop
and would not think twice about recommending Natalie to any of my friends.




Other comments

Natalie is patient, clear and easy to understand. She is very enthusiastic about it.
Lea C & baby Lani, Tapping
Natalie was clear and very patient with the babies and made sure everything
was easy to learn and practise on my baby
.
Melissa W & baby Jayden, Wanneroo.
Very relaxed atmosphere - great to come to my own house. Very informative
and well prepared - thanks Natalie!
Melissa W & baby Thomas, Bateman.

What physiotherapists think about infant massage
Ref: IAIM Annual Conference 2004

“Touch is a powerful communication tool between mother and baby. A happy, relaxed, loved baby exudes love in return . A mother who feels loved and nurtured will be in the best of health!”
Tracey, Senior Maternity Physiotherapist

“Familiarity with muscle tone, what is normal for the child is great. If the baby is in pain you may get rigidity. Massage may alleviate this”
Caroline, Gynaecology Physiotherapist

Further testimonials on why parents & babies are loving baby massage with
Idibidi Kids can be read at the Idibidi Kids BLOG and Idibidi Kids on Facebook!

In the Media

Radio

6PR Radio Interview with Howard Sattler

Listen here: 6PR radio interview

Articles

Hands on in Geraldton
Infant massage benefits parents with post natal depression, perinatal depression and anxiety (PDF).

Infant massage is popular in many cultures and research indicates many benefits for infant and parent,(1) including parent empowerment, increased physical contact and improved attachment. There is also emerging evidence that infant massage workshops are effective in treating postnatal depression and anxiety. Specifically, mothers who attend an infant massage workshop appear to recover more rapidly, even when controlling for the social interaction aspect of the workshops.(2) In January, the Women’s Health Resource Centre in Geraldton obtained a grant from the Department for Communities for a one-off project to support families in nurturing and caring for their children. The grant provided two infant massage workshops on 16 and 17 February. Click here for the full article.

My Child magazine, Autumn ed. 2010
Infancy section: Did you know? Infants display many reflexes (PDF)

L'il Aussie Prems -
"Nurturing Touch in the NICU and Beyond: A Guide for Parents", article by Natalie Garmson
Positive, nurturing touch is important in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as premature babies often experience negative, painful touch by way of medical treatments. For an infant to interact socially, they must first be able to control their autonomic motor and behavioural state systems. Tactile support such as nurturing touch can help your baby to settle. Factors such as the environment, type and level of procedures along with the infants maturity will affect their ability to cope with stimulation... click here to read the full article

The Sunday Times newspaper, p 27, 2nd August 2009
"Get in touch with baby" promoting Baby Massage Awareness Week, 1st to 7th August 2009. To view the article, visit the Idibidi Kids BLOG.

Flourish Magazine Winter issue 2009 -
"Massage Magic for Babies and Children" article by Natalie Garmson
"There are many reasons why babies and children should receive a massage and be shown positive, nurturing touch on a daily basis. Research has shown that massaging your child will assist with their health, wellbeing and development, both psychologically and physiologically".To read the full article click here to view PDF.

Joondalup/Wanneroo Times community newspaper 10/02/09
To read the full article, click here to view PDF. This article can also be read online.

My Child magazine - article by Natalie Garmson
Idibidi Kids has featured in My Child magazine, Issue 12 Autumn 2009, "Infancy: news" page 52. Article title: "FIVE REASONS TO MASSAGE YOUR BABY"
Idibidi Kids features in the Shopping Directory under Infancy, see www.mychildmagazine.com.au

Flourish Magazine - Issue 8 Vol 1, 2009
Super Summer ed. "Great Gift Ideas" p 127.
Idibidi Kids Gift certificates

Philosophy and Vision

To NURTURE

• Take care of
• Encourage somebody or something to flourish

To DISCOVER

• Find out about something
• Be the first to find or learn something

To BENEFIT

• Something that has a good effect or promotes well-being

To nurture both the parent and child...
To discover the traditional art of infant massage...
Both the parent and child will benefit...

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Vision of IDIBIDI KIDS™

  • To raise awareness of infant massage in the community;
  • To educate parents, caregivers and health professionals about the
    benefits of healthy, nurturing touch for babies;
  • To promote infant massage as a traditional and ancient art, one that
    has been practised by many cultures around the world for centuries;
  • To encourage confidence and empowerment for parents and caregivers;
  • To nurture babies psychologically and physiologically through positive touch;
  • To establish a reputation within the local community of being a leader
    in infant massage instruction through providing quality service as a
    professional instructor and educator.
 
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Infant Toddler Childrens Massage, Baby Massage eBook, author and certified infant massage instructor Natalie Garmson.
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