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Baby Massage

Discussion in 'Massage Therapies & Techniques' started by liamjlewis, Feb 17, 2012.

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  1. liamjlewis

    liamjlewis Member

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    [sm=wave.gif]Hi Everyone,

    I'm very new to the world of forums, and this is my first post[sm=hidesbehindsofa.gif]

    I'm just about to qualify in Swedish BM and I am going to be doing Indian Head and Aromatheraphy next, shortly followed by Reflex. I am also interested in Baby Massage and was wondering if anyone has any advice for me?

    thanks
     
  2. nik_oops

    nik_oops Member

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    Hello and welcome to HP

    Wow advice there is plenty here but you may want to be more specific, I do the baby massage, Indian Head and Reflex and massage also studying aroma so if i can help i will
    Hugs
    T
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  3. Farah

    Farah Member

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    Hi,

    Is it best to do baby massage for groups of parents or does it work better on a one-to-one? Is it popular?

    Cheers
     
  4. optcynbassist

    optcynbassist Member

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    Hiya
    Its all down to you and the parents you can advertise the group workshops and then also put on there that you are available to do individual sessions (especially suitable for special requirements ie a blind parent)

    Very popular, lots of places offer them...do the research in your area, check out the local clubs/gyms etc.
    Hope tht helps a little
    T
    x
     
  5. ytoneyedwardss

    ytoneyedwardss New Member

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    Thanks for your advice.
     
  6. Darby T

    Darby T Member

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    I have just completed my IIHHT as a Baby massage instructor and found it very different from body massage and aromatherapy massage.
    Please note the first thing that you will need to be an instructor is police clearance.
    This is very important in today`s climate and most practice manager of doctor
     
  7. Pompal 09.

    Pompal 09. Active Member

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    sorry. i was saying that most doctors will not refer you to their patients unless you are cleared.

    lorraine
     
  8. i am me <3

    i am me <3 Member

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    Hiya
    I dont think you do actually need police clearance. It is not a requirement. As you do not massage the babies yourself or come into contact with them it is done by the Guardian of the child you dont become involved with the child at all, apart from the odd coo as they walk in the room!

    I have never come accross a doctor that has stipulated that....mind you I have never come accross a doctor that would pass on pregnant/new mums it generally comes from the health visitors or midwifes.....

    I appreciate you may have been taught differently.

    Hugs
    T
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  9. ReeYzk

    ReeYzk New Member

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    with respect I think you should look at the new requirements which came into force on 1st april. on the childrens act which states that anyone who comes into contact with any babies, young children or any youth work must be cleared.
     
  10. suman

    suman New Member

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    Hi
    Also with respect the point is you DONT come into contact with the children.....or at least you shouldnt....If that were the case everybody but everybody would need to be police checked!
    You need to be police checked if you come into direct contact with the children or the children have time alone with you....for instance you can quite happily work in a nursery without being police checked but are not allowed to change nappies or be left alone with the children.


    However I am interested in this amendment perhaps you could provide a link as the government department and her majesty's stationary office which deals with publishing the acts are only showing ammendments up to 2002/2003?

    T
     
  11. riemmuxiicligjeri

    riemmuxiicligjeri New Member

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    Good point!!
    The info was passed to me from my senior tutor at Gateshead College but only verbally. I think it is a further reaction to the Soham tragedy and the fact that people were not cleared
    Lorraine
     
  12. Kat* to the Extreme

    Kat* to the Extreme Member

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    Hiya
    I am trying to look into it, will let you know if I find anything out...
    Hugs
    T
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  13. Rachael

    Rachael Member

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    Hi
    I have just heard from the college that i did my baby massage course and now with the new rules for baby massage vtct that you have to do a portfolia on yourself and also you have to produce a police clearance form in your exam file before there will pass you.

    love
    lorrainewr
     
  14. jwemluxxisliufeuf

    jwemluxxisliufeuf New Member

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    Anyone know of any good courses in london for this? The IAIM do it but charge about £500 for this - bit too pricey.

    Rakhee
     
  15. brookeandy

    brookeandy Newbie

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    Thanks for giving information about baby massage.
     

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