Teaching the benefits of baby massage
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.