Bug Bears

I just wanted to reinforce the point to prospective parents when selecting their baby massage courses to ensure they choose course which are 5 weeks long. Since training over 7 years ago their is a real importance to following the comprehensive programme which we have been trained to deliver. I see some many CIMI’s offering 4 week courses which goes against all the research the IAIM UK Chapter carried out which highlighted the impact of the extra week in terms of their baby’s response to massage. There are so many other importance factors which need to be considered. It’s so surprising to see 4 week courses in the area but actually the importance and main factor is the small baby in all of this and we need to ensure we put them first in all of this. As you can probably tell this is something which I am really passionate about and working with families and their children for over 12 years it is so important we have these children at the forefront of our minds.


New Classes Coming to Horsforth Starting in July

Pleased to announce new courses will be delivered at Elev8 Dance in Horsforth starting Friday 29th July between  2-3pm. Places are available to book now via my courses page. Places are limited to 10 so booking is essential. Plus there is no extra charge for twins.

Courses are just £40 and include organic massage oil, manual to support with massaging your baby at home and a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.


A Lovely Review

Received a lovely review yesterday from Maya at The Laila Milly Foundation. I had the honour of delivering a baby massage course to the children and families who attend their centre. I can honestly say I had such a fantastic 5 weeks with the families.

Maya McCormack “I can highly recommend Emma for baby/infant massage. She held a course at a children’s centre that I run for children with additional needs & tailored the massages to suit the children’s needs. Emma is really lovely too!”

Thank you so much. This is why I enjoy my work so much knowing what an impact you can make upon families.


Exciting news for May 2016

I received a lovely telephone call yesterday to ask if I would like to be a part of a children’s festival taking place in Leeds at Harewood House in May. I cannot say how delighted I am to asked and have the opportunity to share my experiences and baby massage at this festival. It’s a two day festival and I will be delivering sessions throughout the day across both days. Thinking back a year ago and where I was just starting out delivering sessions to now being asked to be a part of services is truly amazing! I cannot thank all my fabulous families for their support over the past year and look forward to meeting many more.

If you would like to read more information about the festival please visit their website:

www.geronimofest.com


Lovely 5 weeks

As I draw to a close my last 3 courses before the new year I must say they have been lovely small classes. The parents and babies have been great and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know everyone. It really is such a pleasure to be a part of people’s lives especially at such a precious, special time. I would like to wish all my families the best of luck for the future and thank you for choosing Infant Massage by Emma.


Education Coordinator Role for the IAIM

Had a rather lovely day on Saturday attending the International Association of Infant Massage UK Chapter Annual General Meeting. It was lovely to see all the CIMI’s and to be voted onto the board as the new Education Coordinator. This role involves me arranging the events for the CIMI’s across the country and working closely with the organisation and the executive board. Everyone was really lovely!

We even managed a stroke refresher and after 6 years it was good to see that I’m still following those principles from our founder Vimala.

Just a quick blog today as I’m a busy before heading off for the weekend.

Regards

Emma


The Laila Milly Foundation

I’ve just finished delivering a 5 week massage course at the Laila Milly Foundation and I cannot express the honour it has been working alongside the foundation and their families. Maya and Amanda work so hard and it means so much to have been apart of their day centre.

The Laila Milly Foundation was established by Steve and Maya after sadly loosing their daughter Laila who was born with a rare neurological condition. They offer families care and support in a safe and secure environment at a time when they need it. The centre was established to support families with children with complex health or life limiting conditions up to the age of 5 years.

During the 5 weeks I have met so many incredible families with their children. They were able to enjoy their massage which for many supports their health needs but induce some form of relaxation.

I look forward to working alongside the team again in the future and can’t wait to meet the families again.


Love my job

Just thought I’d write this post just to express the enjoyment and pleasure I get from helping those families in need. During my day job I work with supporting vulnerable families and children. Today I had the pleasure of teaching baby massage to a family with newborn twins. It’s just so nice to see how babies really do respond in different ways and for the twins they both got to enjoy one on one time with their mum. It was great to see their eye contact, love of their parent and enjoyment in participating in a relaxing massage. The way both babies responded makes my days so worth while. Babies were completely relaxed, able to move more freely and go to sleep feeling completely chilled.

Baby massage can have so many benefits and help families in many ways and should not be mis understood in why we teach this life long skill.


Assistant Regional Representative Role

I was excited to find out that I had been given the new role by the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) UK Chapter as Assistant Regional Representative for the Yorkshire and Humber Region. Being a member of the IAIM for a while and teaching baby massage for over 6 years I felt honoured to be asked to do such a big role. I can’t wait to get started alongside my colleague and begin our plan of action to support and mentor student, new and fully fledged CIMI’s in their role in delivering the gift of baby massage. I have such a love for naturally supporting, helping and mentoring people that I hope I can do this role well. So watch this space……

Regards

Emma