Group Infant Massage Program

Improve your confidence as Mama

Do you want extra support settling into motherhood? Are you struggling to find time to bond with your baby?

In this five-week course, you will learn to massage your baby and reap the benefits that come with infant massage without the distractions of the home.  We teach you how to communicate with your baby, understand their cues and relax them through massage. You will come away with a sense of community and confidence, as well as a few clever tips and techniques you can continue to use for life. 

Group Infant Massage Program

Improve your confidence as Mama

Do you want extra support settling into motherhood? Are you struggling to find time to bond with your baby?

In this five-week course, you will learn to massage your baby and reap the benefits that come with infant massage without the distractions of the home.  We teach you how to communicate with your baby, understand their cues and relax them through massage. You will come away with a sense of community and confidence, as well as a few clever tips and techniques you can continue to use for life. 

In this supportive class,  You will learn:

  • Massage techniques for babies and children

  • How to read your baby's cues and cries 

  • Techniques to settle your baby and improve their sleep
  • Ways to ease wind and symptoms of colic

  • A better understanding of mindful parenting

  • Relaxation and stress relief techniques for you and your baby

  • Access to a network of like-minded mums

  • Improved confidence in your role as Mama

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These classes are an opportunity to just be with your baby and better understand this amazing little person. 

We value learning within a small group and foster a feeling of support, where together ideas and experiences can be shared. You will come away with a sense of community, and a few clever tips to try at home. 

It takes a village to raise a child and you will grow yours with a community of like-minded parents. With this course we invite you into our private Facebook group, so the support is ongoing. 

Course overview:

  • 5-week program

  • learn to massage your baby
  • better understand cues and crying
  • gain mindful tools to help settly both bub and yourself
  • Relaxed small group setting

  • Enjoy a delicious morning tea each week
  • Suitable for babies up to 12 months

  • Great gift idea

  • Certified by IAIM Australia

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Mama Blooming

“Leo has had such a bad tummy the last week & today I made the time to do a nice big massage for him. Sure enough 20 minutes later he finally got the poo out! And he was super happy & back to himself. He's now asleep & comfortable again!!”

and baby Leo

Mama Blooming

“I learnt how to read her cues & only do as much as she is in the mood for. Ive been able to use these massage techniques for my toddler & build a connection with her too”

Mama Blooming

“this was one of the best things I’ve ever done! my little bubs was only 3 months and we still use the massage every few days. Most night when he goes to sleep and really helps with his gas or belly problems.”

About the Instructor

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Sharon Arthur has been an Australian Certified Infant Massage Instructor since 2014. She is also mum of two little girls, so she understands the tiredness and overwhelm that comes with motherhood.

She believes that it truly does take a village to raise a child. In this course, she creates a safe space where you can not only share your doubts, concerns and frustrations, but also feel empowered in your parenting journey. This is the Mama Tribe  you have been searching for. Come and learn in the same way we all learn best...in play and loving care.

 

ps. don't forget there's food. She puts a lot of value in nourishing you with loving food Xx

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About the Instructor

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Sharon Arthur has been an Australian Certified Infant Massage Instructor since 2014. She is also mum of two little girls, so she understands the tiredness and overwhelm that comes with motherhood.

She believes that it truly does take a village to raise a child. In this course, she creates a safe space where you can not only share your doubts, concerns and frustrations, but also feel empowered in your parenting journey. This is the Mama Tribe  you have been searching for. Come and learn in the same way we all learn best...in play and loving care.

 

ps. don't forget there's food. She puts a lot of value in nourishing you with loving food Xx

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Do you have any questions for Sharon? Call her on 0438 240 676 to learn more about infant massage.

What to expect

Our program runs over five weeks, ensuring that we give you enough time to truly understand the techniques we teach. Most importantly, this gradual introduction to massage gives your baby time to become comfortable with it and learn to love it.

Each week you have time to learn and practice baby massage without being overwhelmed by too much knowledge.

We also have time for discussion each week. Both a topic introduced by me, and anything that you as a group feel important to discuss. In this way, each group is unique and special, tailored by your own special needs and personalities.

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By the end of the five weeks you will have all the tools you need to not only soothe and calm you baby through massage, but you will also have a range of mindfulness tools that are important for parents. 

Classes are open to babies from newborn up to 12 months. We supply oils and handouts as needed, and delicious morning tea each week – all you need to bring is a mat for your baby to lay on. 

We often run several programs at one time, so if you have dates in mind that suit you and your baby, ask us about other courses coming up. 

To keep classes intimate, we do limit numbers, so contact Sharon soon to secure your place. 

Classes are held in both Caloundra and the Glass House Mountains

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  • Mama Blooming

    “I cannot recommend the baby massage class enough. My bub and I got so much enjoyment, connection and relaxation from the class, and I wish it went for longer than five weeks! The atmosphere was calm and loving, and it was a pleasure to attend, relax, bond and enjoy a connection with other mummies and a daddy! Thank you Sharon.”

    Mama to Mila (4 months)

  • Mama Blooming

    “I attended the baby massage course with my newborn. I was struggling to create a bond as I have a two-year-old toddler. Sharon's course provided that bonding time and touch release, which helped immensely. Also, my baby was a spewer with bad tummy pain and the tummy massage helped ease both the pain and the amount of spit up. The surroundings are so peaceful and calming, it's awesome getting together with other new mums who 'get it', and the bond created is magical!”

    Mama to Gabriel (1 month)

  • Mama Blooming

    “I learnt which parts of my baby are safe to massage & how much pressure to use ... and just to relax her & build a connection”

    to happy bub

  • Mama Blooming

    “Just wanted to say how amazing the massage course was.
    Thank you Sharon.
    I learnt so much and Leo loves his massages”

    Mama to Leo (3 months)

  • Mama Blooming

    “Baby Massage. 100% learned things I will use for life!”

    Mama to Luis (3 months)

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the questions people most frequently ask u. If you can't find your answer here, please contact me at sharon@mamablooming.com.au and ask away there. 

How old does my my baby have to be to begin?

Baby massage has been shown to to be beneficial in both physical and mental development for premmie bubs, so there is no 'too young' for a bub to attend class. It is more about when you feel ready to leave your nest and join us. No need to rush, but if you are the type of person who loves to get out, this is a great first place to get out to. It is all about nurturing both you and bub, and helping you to slow down the pace by sharing this mindful activity.

My bub isn't born yet but I'm super excited to come asap. What if I book now, but do not feel ready to begin after all?

Not a worry. Please let me know when you book and we will have a chat together. I will check in as the start date approaches and see how you are feeling. If you or bub are not yet ready, we can transfer your booking over to the next course.

What if my baby or I are sick and need to miss a week?

This does happen. If any bub or mum are sick, we do ask that you put your own health first, and respect the health of the group and stay home to get well. Each week we do do repeat and add on to what we have learned to help the steps sink in, so you will certainly get to cover steps again. I will also invite you to arrive early the following week so together we can chat about the group discussions and what you have missed, as I feel these are so important for you as well.

What if you are sick as the instructor? I don't want my baby to catch anything?

Of course. With each group I open a small facebook or whattsapp group where we can all keep in touch for the duration of the course. If I were to be unwell, I would connect with the group and let you all know. If a mask did not suffice, I too would need to stay home to respect the health of you all, and together we would make a plan for a catch up class. Health always comes first.

I am suffering PNDA (postnatal depression and/or anxiety). I think this could help, but really don't think I would fit in with mums who don't

You will fit Mama. Believe me, there are a LOT of Mamas out there suffering. You are not alone. I have had a number of mums referred to me from mental health workers to join this class. Many come and openly share how they are feeling. They are always embraced, and over the weeks I often see such a shift. It is beautiful. Others choose to quietly sit in and not share. That is okay too. There is still a shift. I am not saying this is a cure to PNDA. Oh how I wish that were true. But it is a space where over weeks you can get to know other Mothers and realise that they too are struggling. They too have difficult feelings and challlenges. Sometimes in sharing you help others feel brave enough to reach for support. Other times in sitting in you feel more confident in realising no Mamas life is as perfect as their socials claim. And together, if only for a short reprieve, you can feel more connected. With your baby. With yourself, And with other Mothers who may well go on to be life long friends. Part of your tribe. I promise you I have seen these connections happen. I really hope you choose to join us. (please let me know in advance if you are comfortable to, so I can help you in any way you need to feel comfortable in circle)

How old is too old for my baby to attend?

The course is open for bubs up to 12 months, although you know your bub best. I do encourage you, if possible, to begin classes before bub is on the move, although there are many bubs who learn to crawl before our 5 weeks are over. THey become the perfect models in discussions about adjusting massage as your baby grows. Because Baby Massage is the introduction for what I hope is something you can share with your baby for life....healthy loving touch.

Can I bring my older toddler/child?

I'm afraid you will need to find care for your older children. 2 reasons. 1st, it is a lot to ask for an older child to be still and not run around distracting, AND to be set aside as mum puts all focus on bub. But with very young bubs lying in circle, it would need to happen. It does not take much for an accidental trip and a toddler to land on a bub, no matter how careful everyone is. Secondly, and even more important, is that this is your opportuntiy to mindfully connect with your baby. If this is not your 1st bub, no doubt you are already feeling stretched, and possibly guilty as you cannot give as much to everyone. This 1 morning a week is about setting all else aside to completely give to your baby. Later, at home you can practise these techniques on your older children, and even help them learn to massage their baby sibling if/when old enough, using this experience to connect you all. But for class time, it is all about you and bub. One to one.

I would love to come, but the day does not work for me. Do you offer different days?

Anything is possible. Currently classes run on Tuesdays, but if this does not work for you, it does not hurt to reach out and ask. If there is any chance of making another day possible, then why not. All we need to do is put it out there, and see if some other mums are interested for another day too.

I have a mums group with a number of us keen to do this together. Can we do this?

Absolutely!! I love private mums groups. They can be so much fun. In fact if it works for you and one of you have the space in your home (depending on geography) we can even run a private course with just your group in home. Everything else is the same. There would just be a change of day and location. If no one has the space, I can still provide. 

I am very interested in the course, but quite anxious about a crowd of new faces. Could I do this course privately?

You could. But would I recommend it? Nope.

Why? Because with all of the wealth of knowledge and Mama wisdom I have to share, it can never be as much in value to you as when shared with other Mothers also sharing this time of life right now. With you. The connection with them, your collective wisdom (yep, you all have it within), this is a priceless bonus in a group class that I cannot gift you in private. I know it can be scary walking into a new group but it will not take long to begin to feel connected. You do not need to speak up much. You are welcome to listen and absorb. But I promise you, the type of people this type of course attracts are the type of people you want in your village. The type that will embrace you and help prop you up. I only have 2 rules in class. 1. please don't come unwell if contagious. 2. Leave your judgements at the door - everyone is welcome.  Just let me know in advance, and I'll save you a spot next to me and help prop you up until you feel comfortable.