About the classes

pic for websiteBlossom Baby Massage six-week courses take place in a friendly relaxed group environment in South Canterbury for babies up to one-year old. Baby massage is great way to bond with your baby and a  lovely way to meet other parents in your area. Click here to find out how to book.

We welcome crying babies! It’s what they do… Blossom Baby classes are relaxed and your baby’s needs come first during the class – and if that’s crying, feeding, sleeping or anything in between that’s fine!

meAt Blossom Baby Massage you will learn from accredited infant massage instructor Kate Doran, following the International Association for Infant Massage (IAIM ) method. This incorporates Swedish and Indian massage, along with reflexology and gentle stretches.

What will I learn?
The course is delivered in six sessions, allowing you to practice and repeat the strokes so you’ll remember them easily – at the end you’ll be able to offer your baby a whole-body massage, along with some yoga-inspired stretches and rhymes as well.

Only you or your partner will massage your baby during the sessions, as Kate uses a life-size doll to show you the massage strokes and gentle stretches.

You’ll also learn about all the wonderful benefits of baby massage, such as how it enhances bonding between the baby and parents – and both partners are always welcome to attend. You’ll also find out some fun and practical ways to keep using massage as your baby grows into a toddler and child.

The sessions will last for about an hour with a little extra time for morning tea and discussion with other parents – with refreshments provided.

 “It offered me one on one time with baby. It relaxes him really well and he’s really interactive.”
-Mother of two and a half month old.

 About the IAIMIMG_0352

IAIM is the largest and most experienced infant massage organization in the world with a presence in more than 50 countries. Founder Vimala McClure’s work, dating back to the 1970s, is supported by current scientific and medical evidence.

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.