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INFANT MASSAGE THERAPY AND TECHNIQUE

Event date: 4/23/2019 9:00 AM - 4/24/2019 5:00 PM Export event


The Infant Massage Therapy and Technique Course is designed specifically for professionals who want to learn current, evidence-based massage strokes for babies 0-12 months of age. In this continuing education class, students will learn safe and appropriate application of massage needed to work hands-on with infants. In-depth information covered includes infant anatomy, contraindications, history & benefits, communication and development. Strokes and techniques are illustrated along with guided application and demonstration. Comprehensive SOAP notes, health history forms, medical releases and feedback forms are provided and explained.

Students should bring a towel, mat or pillow to sit-on for floorwork. 
Instructor Joy Dua, LMT, CIMT, CPMT, IMT – Owner, PediaTouch
About the InstructorJoy Dua is a licensed massage therapist, certified pediatric massage therapist and a professional massage instructor with the Steiner Education Group. Internationally certified in infant massage, Joy has worked extensively for many years with a variety of babies ranging from normal development to medically complex infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). As an author and founder of Pedia Touch, Joy is committed to natural infant development and wellness. She develops educational programs and trainings for professionals. Her unique and modern programs benefit massage therapists, parents, caregivers and child care professionals. Her certification in baby yoga adds value to her programs, elevating the level of learning. Her work includes mentorship and collaboration with leaders in the industry including clinical research at the Miami Touch Research Institute with Dr. Tiffany Field and pediatric massage certifications with Master Tina Allen of Liddle Kidz Foundation. Joy has also trained in Kangaroo Care’s Skin-to-Skin Contact with Dr. Nils Bergman of South Africa
Subject BreakdownIn this class, students will learn: 1. Infant Massage History and Definition 2. Physical, Social and Emotional Benefits of Infant Massage 3. Affect of Hormones: Cortisol, Oxytocin and Prolactin History, Definition and Process of Skin­‐to-Skin Contact 4. Common Knowledge and use of Safe Infant Massage Oil The History, Definition and Process of Skin­‐to­‐Skin Contact 5. Recognize Infant Anatomy: Skeletal, Soft tissue, Skull of a Newborn, Hypermobility, Ossification and Body Posture 6.Normal Infant Development ages 0-­‐12 Months 7. Infant Behavior, Cues, Reflexes and Behavioral States ages 0­‐12 Months 8. The Contraindications and Precautions of Infant Massage 9. Recognition of Normal Infant Skin Conditions and Infant Endangerment Sites 10. Knowledge of Infant Massage Protocol/Guidelines including Five Basic Strokes 11. Infant Leg and Feet Massage Strokes 12. Infant Arm and Hand Massage Strokes 13. Infant Stomach, Back and Face Massage Strokes 14. Use of Infant Massage Session and Treatment Forms
Total Credits14.00
FormatIn person - Live
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