Welcome to the Bicester Baby Massage website.
My name is Lucy Sullivan and I am a fully qualified Infant Massage instructor and have been with the International Association of Infant Massage for the past six years and still proud to be the only Certified Infant Massage Instructor based in Bicester.
Why should I choose an IAIM course above all others?
The IAIM is an Internationally established organisation with affiliated Chapters in many countries around the world.
The Massage Classes are suitable for all parents and all babies from 4 weeks up to one year old.
IAIM classes are baby led, so don’t be concerned about the class coinciding with sleep or feed times. Spare dolls are usually available to practice on if your baby is sleeping. As our classes are all about communication it really is fine if your baby cries as this is naturally one of the ways they express their needs.
I encourage you to respond promptly and sensitively to your baby's cries as this is acknowledged to be a way of supporting the bonding process.
We encourage you to ask permission from your baby before beginning a massage, and to respond to the baby’s engagement and disengagement cues. This helps with the communication and bonding process by developing feelings such as trust and respect.
IAIM Mission Statement
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.
What happens in the course?
You and your baby will learn Baby Massage in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.
We will begin with the basics and incorporate nursery rhymes and singing. Week by week I will teach you additional sequences as well as reviewing ones from the previous week.
By the end of the course you will be able to massage baby from top to bottom.
Additionally, I will also teach you Gentle Movements which are simple exercises that gently stretch baby's arms and legs, massage the stomach and pelvis and align the spine.
When is the next course?
Dates for 2014 to be announced -courses have finished for 2013.
NEW Time: 10:00 -11:00am
Where: The Fitness Company, Station Approach, Bicester, OX26 6BZ
Cost:£45 per mummy and baby which includes a the course booklet, addiotnal handouts, certificate for baby and homemade cake.
Private classes can be arranged at a discounted rate of £40 per mummy and baby (minumum six, either at the Fitness Company or your home).As seen on Facebook and Netmums!!
Call me now to book on 07814 143421