Developmental Baby Massage Teacher Training Course

To find out more about our courses or sign up please:
Mobile: +44 (0) 783 307 2255

Please note that for the foreseeable future as a result of COVID-19 some courses are online for both UK and abroad. Unless otherwise requested from the 20th May 2021

Next online teacher training courses
UK – Thursday 11th
/ Friday 12th November 2021
Start 9.15 am (BST) finishing 2.45 pm

Australia – Friday 19th / Saturday 20th November 2021
Start 9.15 am (AEST) finishing 2.45 pm (AEST)

Our certificated teacher training courses for Developmental Baby Massage are enjoyed by health visitors, nursery nurses, midwives, massage and many other therapists working with mothers and babies. These teacher training courses attract professionals from all around the world; where we support the parent-child relationship and the well-being of mothers and babies from conception to childhood. We teach massage and movement to mothers and babies, with a focus on unique techniques for mothers with babies with developmental delay.

Developmental Baby Massage Teacher Training Course

This course covers the six key aspects of Developmental Baby Massage and provides an unparalleled educational experience for professionals that are aiming to teach Developmental Baby Massage.

This teacher training course includes high-quality learning aids including filmed case studies and slides, and resources given as well as a copy of our founder, Peter Walker’s, best-selling international book ‘Developmental Baby Massage’, plus updated course notes for all delegates and session notes for parents.

Upon successful completion of the course, all delegates will receive a certificate accredited by FEDANT.

This teacher training course was originally four days and university accredited. Now a two-day online/face-to-face intensive course, it covers the following 6 critical facets needed to practice Developmental Baby Massage in a professional and personal capacity.

These are:

Emotional Intelligence and a Loving Touch:

Emotional Intelligence and developing a loving touch, secure holding, and safe tummy time.

Promoting overall good reciprocity to facilitate mother-infant bonding and attachment
and the same for fathers.

Remedial touch techniques to relieve a difficult birth experience

Holding and stroking techniques prior to massage to relieve physiological flexion and abdominal tension and promoting safe tummy time.

Techniques to maintain and improve respiration.

2. Developmental Baby Massage 

This part of the course centers on:

Massage – Techniques and strokes are demonstrated to parents using a teacher’s doll, with emphasis on loving touch, and responding to baby’s cues and communication.

Assessment and Remedial Touch

Infant Development – “Enable first two major milestones”, joint flexibility, muscular strength, and coordination improving circulatory, respiratory rhythms, back strength, and overall muscle tone.

The Enteric (“Baby Brain”) and the Central Nervous Systems.

3. Infant Balance and Good Posture

This part of the course centers on:

Primary preparation for sitting and standing using gravity-assisted techniques for stronger structural foundations focusing on the transitions from sitting positions to standing.

4. Therapeutic Play to Relieve Stiffness and Floppyness

This part of the course centers on:

Early intervention and enablement.

Motivation and movement.

Gravity and centralised movement.

Remedial touch, massage, and movement to relieve hyper and hypo-muscle tone.

5. Contra-Indications

This part of the course centers on:

The guidelines for safe teaching including appropriate baby massage oils and their usage.

6. Convening and Teaching Your Groups

This part of the course centers on:

How to convene both one-to-one and group sessions in a safe environment for babies, practitioners, and teachers.

To sign up to the Developmental Baby Massage Teacher Training Course please:

Mobile: +44 (0) 783 307 2255

Also available: Refresher Course for Teachers certified before 2016 – “One Day Developmental Baby Massage Online Teaching Update” for Certified Teachers only