Baby Harmony - Bonding through baby massage
Baby massage provides benefits for both you and your baby which include:
- Improved Bonding and Attachment
- A more relaxed baby and parent
- A more confident parent
- Better sleep for baby (and therefore for the whole family!)
- Relief from muscular tension, congestion, teething, tummy pains, colic and emotional stress
- Stimulation for improved muscle tone, coordination and promotion of brain and motor skill development
- Enjoying a fun activity with your baby and with other parents
Contact Krystyna now to book or discuss your requirements.
Group baby massage class
Baby massage is so much more than just the strokes. Over 4-5 weeks, you will learn:
- Preparation for baby massage (environment, oils, etc.)
- Understanding your baby’s cues and body language
- Relaxation techniques
- The complete baby massage sequence as developed by the International Association of Infant Massage
- Massage techniques (positioning, massage pressure, rate and rhythm)
- Gentle movements for your baby
- A routine for the relief of Colic and gas
- Ideas for your growing child
There is also time to discuss related topics such as:
- Bonding & Attachment
- Stress & relaxation
- Or any other topic of interest to the group
Classes are best suited for babies who are not yet crawling; however they can be tailored to older babies.
What are the class options?
|The group course is held over five weekly sessions of 60-90 minutes. Classes are kept small to ensure you receive the attention you need. Cost = $150 including a bottle of massage oil, parents’ handbook, light refreshments and certificate upon completion.||Take me to the schedule|
|The private course is held over four weekly sessions of 60-90 minutes. Classes are held in the comfort of your own home. Cost = $200 including a bottle of massage oil, parents’ handbook, light refreshments and certificate upon completion. A surcharge to cover petrol and travel time may be required if your home is more than 10km away.||Enquire|
|Krystyna loves coming to Mothers/Parents groups. Contact her now to work out a discounted rate for your group.||Enquire|
|You can also purchase Gift Certificates for any value. What a great baby shower gift for a new mum or a mother-to-be!||Buy|
|Book yourself into a group course in advance, while you are still pregnant and get 10% off (of course, you will have to wait till the baby is born to start the course).||Enquire|
|Get a group of 4 or more friends together in the Melbourne SE suburbs and Krystyna will come and give you a free info session. Contact her for more details.||Enquire|
Krystyna teaches in the South East suburbs of Melbourne. She will happily come to your Mothers/Parents group or your home. Alternatively, you can join classes held in the Monash area.
Groups are kept small to ensure you get the attention you need
Upcoming Group course schedule (5 consecutive weeks):
|Tue||23 Feb 2016||10:30||Mount Street Neighbourhood House Glen Waverley||map||Book me in!|
|Mon||2 May 2016
No class 23 May
|13:00||Mulgrave Neighbourhood House Mulgrave||map||Book me in!|
Krystyna is a mother of two boys and a Certified Infant Massage Instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM).
The IAIM program is the only infant massage training available in Australia that has a strong body of research and evaluation conducted by independent medical and scientific researchers. The program is taught internationally and has been developed over 30 years. You can be confident you are getting world-class, well-developed and well-researched tuition.
The IAIM course is the only infant massage course which has national qualification recognition. That means it has undergone all the quality checks required for national accreditation under the Australian Qualification Framework. Krystyna has received the statement of attainment to deliver infant massage education to families.
Baby Harmony is a proud member of the Post and Antenatal Depression Association (PANDA). Research showing the positive effects of baby massage on postnatal depression has been carried out with the IAIM massage program specifically.
Krystyna has a current Working with Children check, Police record check and level 2 First Aid certificate.
"The colic massage helped during the 'bad' days. I will definitely recommend Krystyna to all those I know with babies!!"
- Mother of a 2 month old girl
"I liked Krys’s ability to work with each of us individually as well as in a group – she always asked us questions and got us involved and thinking."
- Mother of a 6 month old boy
"The things I liked best about the classes were the discussions on parenting issues, as well as Krystyna's flexibility and support"
- Mother of a 2 month old girl
"The massage has become the favourite part of our evening routine"
- Father of a 3 month old boy
"It was great to learn something new even though it's my 3rd baby"
- Mother of a 1 month old girl
"I definitely think it helped me connect with my baby"
- Mother of a 4 month old boy
Check out the baby massage photo album here
The First Touch Program featured in the local paper Waverley Leader, 11 September 2015.
Infant Massage and Sleep MumsDelivery, July 2014.
Baby Massage - Get to know your baby Boo Boo Baa Baa, July 2012.
Postnatal depression (PND) and baby massage Baby Hints & Tips, January 2012.
Toy of the millenium: You Baby Hints & Tips, December 2011.
Baby Communication - "Ga ga, wah wah wah" Baby Hints & Tips, November 2011.
Baby Massage - More than just relaxation Baby Hints & Tips, October 2011.
The Journey of Bonding Your Child in Knox, April 2011.
Baby Massage - Time to relax Your Child in Knox, March 2011.
Mobile: 0424 085 489
PO Box 3474
Wheelers Hill, VIC 3150