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"The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.
When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers "

Thich Nhat Hanh


Parental (or caregiver) interaction and involvement with your baby in the first year is crucial in helping your baby's health, wellbeing and development. For babies, massage is a wonderful way to assist BONDING and ATTACHMENT.

So what are the benefits of massaging my baby and
participating in Australia's ONLY accredited infant massage program?

Read about what parents are saying about Idibidi Kids and infant massage here

The First Touch Program (newborn to 12 mths infant massage)

Parent education/infant massage course. This course is designed with your child's health, wellbeing and development in mind; we cover the full infant massage routine, including gentle movement/yoga exercises, touch relaxation and the colic massage sequence, Indian massage, Swedish massage, Reflexology, discuss developmental stages and behavioural states, including baby reflexes and cues, introduce songs and lullabies plus a whole lot more!

Why is the IAIM First Touch Program course so successful?
Secure attachment depends on parents being able to support their baby's exploration as well as being able to provide comfort and security. The IAIM (International Association Infant Massage) program is the ONLY infant massage program in the world that has been extensively researched and evaluated and is now the only nationally recognised infant massage program in Australia.

What are the most frequently asked questions about infant massage? Click here to find out more...

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Information Sessions
for parents and health professionals

Looking for a guest speaker?
An Introduction to Baby and Child Massage (1 hour) :
This workshop is a fun introduction to infant and child massage, covering such topics as 'why do we ask our baby for permission to massage', the benefits of massage, how massage can help relieve many childhood ailments, plus a demonstration of a massage stroke (please note this is NOT a hands on for parents). You will also find out more about the Infant Massage Parent Education course. Natalie (the former State Rep. for the IAIM Australia Inc) will come to your centre, clinic etc if you are interested in a private booking.

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Parent & Child (4 to 12 yrs) Massage

This course can be either a parent-child or child-child, and is aimed at children aged between 4 years to 12 years. It is an adaption from the internationally successful Massage In Schools Program (M.I.S.P). As a parent, you will learn how to massage your child's back, hands, shoulders, arms and head, using a series of 15 strokes. Please note: this is a clothed, seated massage course, adhering to the M.I.S.P policy. You will also learn how to incorporate fun massage games and movement activities with your child. Participating in the kids massage workshop with your child is about sharing a positive, nurturing experience together, helping to maintain their health and wellbeing and encouraging a healthy self-esteem.

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Peer to Peer Kids Massage

The international Massage in Schools Program is for children aged 4 to 12 years, in a school, kindergarten or vacation care/child care centre.

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Benefits of massaging your child...
Massage is much more than relaxation for your baby!
Other researched benefits of infant massage include:

Many benefits received by the child are also for the parent or carer too. Relaxation, a reduction in stress hormones as well as strengthening the parent-infant bond are also experienced by the parent or carer who gives the massage.

Dads are welcome!


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Learn how to calm and relax your child with massage! Enjoy your visit.