Course curriculum

  • 2

    Module one - Welcome

    • Welcome

    • Welcome

    • My company manifesto

    • Thank you!

    • Professionalism and ethics

    • Study format

  • 3

    Module two - The science

    • Introduction to skin to skin contact and baby massage

    • Contraindications to baby massage

    • Growing your baby's brain

    • What do babies think?

    • The chemical mind

    • Experiences build brain architecture

    • Dr. Pat Levitt - Why Early Matters for Healthy Brain and Child Development

    • How does this link to skin to skin contact and baby massage?

    • Research & evidence

  • 4

    Module three - The benefits

    • The journey of bonding and attachment

    • Mental health and wellbeing

    • Postnatal depression & me

    • Read more about my own journey with mental health challenges in my blog

    • NCT - What does it feel like to suffer from a postnatal mental health problem?

    • The delightful digestive system

    • Love at the heart of every muscle

    • A breath of love

    • Nurturing the nervous system

    • Communicatation and language

    • This little baby

    • Serve & return

    • Proprioceptive awareness

    • Proprioceptive awareness

    • Vestibular system

    • Vestibular system

    • Special educational needs and disabilities

    • Special educational needs and disabilities - feedback from a parent

    • The benefits of skin to skin contact and baby massage

  • 5

    Module four - Getting started

    • When is a good time to massage?

    • A suitable environment

    • Reading babys cues (clues!)

    • Which massage oil?

    • Tiddley Pom baby spa

    • Tiddley Pom baby spa

    • Asking permission to massage

    • Demonstration of routines & PDF's

    • 0-4 week routine

    • 4-8 week old routine

    • Legs & feet routine

    • Legs & feet routine

    • Tummy routine

    • Tummy routine

    • Chest routine

    • Chest routine

    • Routine for arms & hands

    • Routine for arms & hands

    • Routine for the face

    • Routine for the face

    • Routine for the back

    • Routine for the back

    • Routine for symptoms of colic

    • Routine for symptoms of colic

    • Routine for symptoms of teething

    • Routine for symptoms of teething

    • Before you begin to massage ....

    • Quiz - test your knowledge

  • 6

    Bonus content

    • Bonus content from me to you.pdf

    • Slings and wraps

    • Holding positions

    • Swaddling

    • The Gentle Sleep Genie - 5 top tips to help with sleeping

    • Feedback form

    • Useful links

  • 7

    Next steps

    • More resources for you

    • Baby massage for coughs and colds

    • Congratulations you made it!

    • Congratulations and thank you