TEACHING THE COLIC ROUTINE IN AN IAIM CLASS – OBSERVATIONS FROM A CIMI

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When teaching infant massage I believe that for a parent the colic routine can be one of the most empowering elements of the course. To have a baby that cries for long periods on daily basis with no obvious reason can be completely exhausting for anybody. A parent can also feel an immense sense of frustration and sadness that feel they cannot do anything to help their baby. It is a feeling of … [Read more...]

WORKING WITH FOSTER FAMILIES

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Nurturing Touch Bringing Families Together I am a newly qualified IAIM instructor and loving every minute of working with mums, dads and babies. I am due to start working with another group of parents and babies this week and am so looking forward to the exciting and rewarding time ahead. One of my many other roles in life is working with struggling families and I just wanted to share … [Read more...]

WORKING WITH THE POLISH COMMUNITY

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WORKING WITH THE POLISH COMMUNITY – BUILDING LINKS IN OUR COMMUNITY. I am a family practitioner level 1 and I work in Carousel children’s centre. My role is to support vulnerable families, one of the ways we do this is by delivering infant massage sessions to promote the attachment and bonding between parent and child. One area I work with is with the growing Polish community. Feeling of … [Read more...]

BENEFITS OF BABY MASSAGE, A PRACTITIONER’S PERSPECTIVE

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I have been a Health Visitor for over 30 years, and a CIMI since early 2000`s, trained by Sylvie Hetu. The area that I was working in then, baby massage was offered to all and classes run routinely by Health Visitors and the Nursery Nurses. This was then taken over by the Children’s Centres. Evaluated as a positive experience for both Mothers, babies and Staff, all the benefits that are well … [Read more...]

Infant Massage by Vicky Pell and Debbie Lane

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In March 2014, I attended the 4 day training to become an Infant Massage Instructor. I was very inspired by our trainer and her passion to deliver Infant Massage and I was very excited to be able to do the same. A colleague of mine, Debbie, had been qualified for 4 years. As part of my training and to become qualified, I had to set up a group to deliver Infant Massage to parents/carers and … [Read more...]

Massage in Schools by Karen With

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I took the Massage In Schools Programme training over 5 years ago and was fortunate to be able to provide the course to a fantastic cohort of Year 1s who have never forgotten.....Time has passed and I return to the school from time to time as a supply teacher and am forever associated with the programme. Although I only occasionally teach this group – they are pleased to see me in the school … [Read more...]

NURTURING TOUCH IN A MONTESSORI NURSERY

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MASSAGE IN SCHOOLS IN A MONTESSORI SETTTING A few months ago I attended a MISP 2 day course and became an instructor. I was thoroughly inspired by the course and came away full of ideas and itching to get going within the Montessori nursery where I work. I had first to decide on a good time of the day to have the massage sessions. I wanted to make sure that it would always be on or around … [Read more...]

IAIM IN ESSEX

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A fine group of women dodged men in lycra cycling around Essex to get to the latest IAIM training! The Tour de France came to East Anglia with panache and roads closed early morning , detour were in place, as well wishers paved the streets in anticipation. None of this stopped this intrepid group of students to get to their training venue, some of us started at 4am to dodge the bikes! We set up … [Read more...]

THOUGHTS FROM A NEWLY QUALIFIED IAIM INSTRUCTOR

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Initially I had 10 mums booked onto my first course since becoming a fully-fledged Infant Massage instructor. Gradually people pulled out until I finally had 5 mums booked onto the course. I was nervous but as the weeks have gone by I have grown in confidence and I am relaxing into my stride. The mums have looked forward to coming each week and I have grown rather protective of them as I see them … [Read more...]

The IAIM on the Norfolk/Suffolk Borders

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What a fabulous week on the Norfolk/Suffolk Borders! Thank you students for a great week together.  Thank you too for your passion for nurturing touch and the International Association for Infant Massage! I felt that this was a really tight knit group that will really support each other now and in the future. Here’s a  picture of the latest team of IAIM students. Stay in touch and … [Read more...]