Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring?

Besides yourself and baby, we recommend you bring a change pad and a towel or blanket. As we will be doing all our learning on the floor, you may also bring a cushion to sit on if you wish.

Can I bring my own massage oil?

Yes. We will discuss suitable oils during the first lesson and why using edible cold pressed, organic or pesticide free, seed or nut oils are the safest for babies and are the most beneficial for massage.

My baby has colic and I've heard massage can help them to calm down and feel better. Is this true?

Yes, when practiced routinely, massage can help colicky babies. The IMIS recommended "Colic Sequence" that we teach all parents is effective in helping babies with lower-digestive tract issues, such as colic, wind and constipation. The sequence helps by warming their tummies and gently assisting the movement of digestion, as well as providing reassuring touch. It's calming to know that there's something you can do about your little one's discomfort!

Do I need to have a baby to learn infant massage?

Not at all! If you are expecting, have pre-school aged children or are a grandparent who regularly cares for a grandchild, learning infant massage can benefit you and your little one. The techniques you will be taught can be applied to older children, as well as teenagers and adults, however the main focus of our massage classes will be on babies.

You are more than welcome to attend and learn the techniques on one of our demonstration dolls.

Will you be massaging my baby?

Massages can be very personal, especially so for babies and children, and for this reason infant massages should not be done by strangers. This is why our instructor will be teaching you how to massage your own child so that you can take this skill home and use it to bond with your baby.

All of the instructor’s demonstrations will be done using a stand-in infant doll (although Jen does have her own babies at home who love massage!)

My child has special needs. Can I use massage to bond with them?

Absolutely, all children can benefit from massage. Many special needs children find the predictability and routine of regular massage times to be enjoyable and it is a very positive way for both parent and child to bond. If you have any medical concerns (heart condition, etc) then it is advisable to contact your GP or specialist to confirm your child can receive massage before attending a class.

We have twins - do we need two tickets?

Tickets for this event are per family. This means if you have twins, we don't charge you double to attend!

What is IMIS?

IMIS is the Infant Massage Information Service, the largest provider of infant massage training within Australia. Our instructor, Jen, is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor through IMIS.

If you have any other questions or queries, please contact us.

It is our goal to make Bond With Your Baby infant massage classes practical, enjoyable and useful for everyone.
See our courses page to find out when the next classes are being held.