Baby Massage

Baby Massage Instruction offered by Gertrude Wilkes CIMI-IAM

      (August 14, 2018)


Baby Massage Instruction offered by Gertrude Wilkes CIMI-IAIM

I have been asked a few times about holding a baby massage course and have found the time to squeeze one in before my holiday.

The classes will run for 5 weeks from Thursday July 26th through to August 23rd and will be held in my cosy home studio located in Alta Vista/Ridgemont, just one block off Bank St. near the Alta Vista Library.

Classes are of course very baby friendly and build on and repeat what was demonstrated the week before. The actual teaching portion will range from about 25 to 45 minutes although the class is about 60-75 minutes in length. You are encouraged to feed, change and wander as your baby needs. I have demonstration dolls available if your wee one falls asleep.

We take a short refreshment break and repeat and perfect the technique learned the previous week. The doors are open at 10:00am with a goal of starting the class at 10:30 or earlier if everyone has arrived. The cost for my birth clients is $65 for 5 weeks, $13 per week or pay what you can. Each baby may bring 2 parents although in all honesty space is somewhat limited but so far it has always worked out!

We’ll talk about nurturing touch, comfort techniques and soothing techniques for gas and discomfort. There is a fair bit of socialization as your children are all fairly close in age. I hope you are able to join me for all or part of the session.

Starting October 11th I will be offering  a 5-week series at Here and Now Yoga Studios.

https://www.hereandnowstudio.com/ The cost for that session is $85.
To register simply email me at babymassage@gertrudewilkes.ca and let me know you are coming and reserve your space in the class.

I look forward to hearing from you! If you have a friend who would like to participate I may be able to accommodate others- I have room for about 6 babies. This class is geared to babies aged birth to crawling. Hand outs, massage oil and soft towels are provided. All we need is you, your gentle hands and your baby!

Now registering group for classes begining-

  • Please contact me if you would like additional information or would like to reserve  spot for you and your little one in our next baby massage class.
    613.304.3427                                                  babymassage@gertrudewilkes.ca (July 24, 2018)

If you’d like private or group baby massage instruction in your home or my studio, please contact me- I’d be happy to arrange instruction for you.

Infant massage instruction is offered to parents and their babies, up to 1 year of age.

The ideal time to learn to massage your baby is from birth to crawling.

” IAIM Certified Instructors of Infant Massage (CIMIs) share the belief that every baby deserves respect, tenderness, warmth and a listening heart. Infant massage is a communication process that parents and babies share which promotes these values.”

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A drop of natural oil helps a parent’s hand to gently glide over their baby during baby massage

Prices for infant massage instruction range from $85-$125.00 for a 5 class series, dependent on location and number of participants.

Find out more about the IAIM- the International Association of Infant Massage.

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Baby with Mother enjoying his first massage.