IAIM Baby Massage
5 Week International Association of Infant Massage Course
What are the benefits of infant massage?
The techniques used are based on yoga movements, Swedish massage, Indian massage and reflexology. Infant massage enhances:
Bonding, communication, undivided attention, respect, love, nurturing touch, empathy
All vital systems e.g. circulation, digestion, immune, nervous, as well as language development, sensory integration, mind/body awareness
Improved sleep, increased flexibility, reduction of stress levels and stress hormones
Colic, constipation, excess mucus, teething, discomfort, tension, growing pains
What will be provided?
- Handouts and massage oil for use in class
What age group is the course suitable for?
The course is suitable for parents with babies age 0-1 year. However to get the most out of the course, I recommend attending before your baby starts to crawl.
How long will a class take?
- 1 to 1 ½ hours
- 1 class per week
$75 Goup Session
$250 Private Sessions
PA Coffee Groups
(Occasional Relaxabub will teach baby massage courses on behalf of organisations, such as Plunket, SPACE and the Parenting Centre)
One on One Pregnancy Yoga
- Relaxation and breathing exercises to assist with the
- emotional and physical challenges of pregnancy.
- Building stamina and strength to prepare for birth and
- Assisting to manage the aches and pains of pregnancy.
- Building an early bond, with your baby
- The last session includes a fatigue busting Yoga Nidra practice (extended deep guided relaxation, also known as yogic sleep)
- Yoga can be continued throughout pregnancy.
One on One Class Fee
Please note: There is a pregnancy friendly general Hatha Yoga class running on Tuesday mornings at 9.30am. The class is at Yoga Lane Studios in Waiuku. It is suitable from 12 weeks onwards and taught by Kathy of Relaxabub. Please arrive early and advise Kathy, if you are pregnant. She will explain the modifications for class.
If you have a pregnant friend you are welcome to bring them along to a private class and split the fee. If you are part of a antenatal group and would like a private group class, a quote can be provided depending on numbers, class frequency and location.
Mums and Bubs Postnatal Yoga
Coffee Group Classes
Embrace the chaos and bring bubs. Post natal yoga to aid in recovery, with an emphasis on rebuilding abdominal strength. Suitable for parents with babies from 6 weeks (8 wks post C-section) to pre-crawling. A casual class runs at the Relaxabub Home Based Studio in Waiuku, 1.30 pm on Mondays. Classes take a break during school holidays. You must book your place be 11 am on the day of class via Facebook or text: 021 0381180. Class numbers are limited to 8 mums and bubs. Session fee $15. Approx 40 mins of yoga followed by refreshments and quick catch up at the end.
If you are part of a coffee group and would like to have private group classes, this can be arranged. Please ask for a quote. The fee varies dependent on location, numbers and class frequency.
1hr class on Tuesday mornings at 9.30am Yoga Lane Studios, 40 Queen Street, Waiuku (down the lane next to Unichem)
Hatha yoga classes suitable for all. Beginners are very welcome. Join in with the postures, flows, breathing exercises, meditation and relaxation. Pregnant ladies are welcome to join this class (12wks pregnancy onwards), please let Kathy know if you are pregnant, so that she can ensure you are provided with modified or alternative postures, as required.
$17 casual or concession card (10 classes = $140)
Private class fee
Daytime, mid week appointments available at the Relaxabub home based studio in Waiuku
Pre-school Sessions (ideal age 3, 1/2 yrs to 7yrs)
Book a classes for a private group or a pre-school class. Classes run during school term times. The fee is $50/30 min class. Yoga mats and props provided. Learn, laugh and love yoga. Postures, flows, breathing exercises and relaxation. Introducing yoga through games, songs, stories and themes. Yoga can assist kids with development of :
- Fine and gross motor control
- Breath awareness and efficiency
- Managing emotions
- Following instructions
Pre-School Yoga Workshops
Relaxabub can provide a 2, 1/2 hr workshop suitable for educator and/or parents. Providing a practical tool box of yoga techniques to weave into the day. No previous yoga experience needed.
- Learn a selection of classic yoga postures
- Understand the benefits of each posture
- Learn a range of breathing technique for kids
- Relaxation and mindfulness techniques for kids
- Bring the yoga to life, with imagination, stories and play
- Learn to use yoga to manage your own aches and pains and reduce the risk of injury
Fee: from $300 (depending on numbers, location and travel)
Invest in the wellbeing of your team and introduce a yoga class to your workplace. Relaxabub can provide a lunch time class combining, yoga postures, flows, breathing exercises and relaxation. The yoga instructor will design classes with a focus on the prevention of injury and discomfort, utilising a wealth of knowledge gained, as an Occupational Therapist and Occupational Safety and Health Consultant.
Yoga can provide many benefits to the workplace:
- Team building
- Stress reduction
- Increased concentration
- Injury and discomfort prevention
- Relief of everyday aches and pains
- Building physical strength and flexibility
Fee: 10 classes for $1000
One off class = $140
Please enquire for special events, such as conferences.