Teach­ing the ben­e­fits of baby mas­sage

Dubbo Photo News - - News - By YVETTE AUBUSSON-FO­LEY

LO­CAL ba­bies and their par­ents are get­ting the chance to learn the art of baby mas­sage from Dubbo-based cer­ti­fied in­fant mas­sage in­struc­tor (CIMI) Deb­bie Dixon.

“I do in­di­vid­ual ses­sions but will be tri­alling small group ses­sions of about six ba­bies in June, July, Au­gust and Septem­ber,” Mrs Dixon told

“We talk about how to be­gin a mas­sage as there is a way to start so that baby learns it’s time for a mas­sage, but there are also times to avoid them and how long a mas­sage should last,” she said.

For safety rea­sons, train­ing dur­ing the group ses­sions is done on a blan­ket or towel on the floor and par­ents will be sup­plied a bot­tle of baby oil and a de­tailed take-home guide book.

“I teach tech­niques for whole body mas­sages but it’s up to par­ents and baby,” de­pend­ing on how much time they have or what baby likes, Mrs Dixon said.

“Giv­ing baby a mas­sage ev­ery day is ideal, but it re­ally is about what works in a fam­ily’s rou­tine.”

Mrs Dixon’s first class will be held on Fri­day, June 29, from 10.30am to 11.30 am, at the Dubbo Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre.

“While th­ese or­gan­ised ses­sions will take place in Dubbo, I travel 250 kilo­me­tres out of Dubbo so if some­one wants to get some friends to­gether, I can come to them,” Mrs Dixon added.

Places are lim­ited, please book early. Me­gan Flint and her baby Is­abel learn the fine art of baby mas­sage from Dub­bobased cer­ti­fied in­fant mas­sage in­struc­tor (CIMI) Deb­bie Dixon.


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