Welcome to the enchanting world of reflexology for babies!
Reflexology for babies – there is nothing quite like it! – Babies love to have their hands and feet played with and it often makes them giggle and wriggle. It is a natural action to take hold of a baby`s foot and play with toes, run fingers down the arch of the foot and to take hold of irresistible tiny fingers and hands! How about taking this playtime beyond fun and learn how to help with some of the common issues that both baby and parent have to contend with.
Through touch, babies learn the comfort and security of being loved. In addition, research has shown that stimulation through touch will assist in promoting growth and development and the physical act of reflexology increases blood flow, energy flow and strengthens the immune system.
Benefits of reflexology for babies
There are endless benefits for babies receiving reflexology and it is also suitable for newborn, right through childhood and into adulthood.
With knowledge of direct reflex points, associated reflex points and craniosacral balancing through the feet we can be more precise with our application to help with conditions such as colic and disturbed sleep patterns. By working on the digestive reflexes, we can help to relieve constipation and diarrhoea; similarly, on the solar plexus reflex we can promote sleep and relaxation; in addition, on the chest, diaphragm, lymph, sinus and associated reflex points we can help relieve colds and respiratory ailments.
Of course, a baby does not need to be out of sorts to receive reflexology, it can be a very beneficial therapy to receive on a regular basis to stimulate growth and development, help maintain good health and strengthen the immune system.
How can Reflexology help?
- Calming and relaxing
- Improve sleep pattern
- Help baby to recover from the traumas of the birth process
- Improve the immune system
- Help with snuffly noses and congestion, coughs and colds
- Alleviate colic
- Improves digestive function and issues such as constipation. It will also sooth discomfort associated with these conditions
- Help with teething pain and distress
- Improve general wellbeing
During this workshop you will learn
- Basic Anatomy and Physiology for babies
- Baby development
- Adapting your reflexology skills for babies
- Reflexology techniques for common conditions affecting babies
- Sensing and balancing the craniosacral flow
- Communication and considerations
- Tips and techniques for parents
- Contraindications and cautions
Learning the special gentle techniques created especially for babies, infants and toddlers will open up your practice to a unique and ever expanding group of clients – parents and babies. Watch your client list grow as word of mouth recommendations start to happen. Furthermore, you may be the only reflexologist in your area specialising in baby techniques, offering you amazing opportunites to expand your business.
Who Can Attend?
This workshop is designed for qualified reflexologists
Recognition by Professional Associations
Widely accepted by most Professional Bodies. If you are not already registered with a Professional Body and would like to do so here are some useful links – ICGT, CtHA, FHT. For stand alone insurance Balens
The workshop will be largely practical in content and as a result, you will need appropriate clinic workwear for the duration of the course. This is very much a hands-on day allowing sufficient time to practice and perform the techniques under the guidance of the tutor. During the course you will partner up with another therapist and will get the chance to perform the techniques taught as well as being the recipient. This is because understanding what the technique should feel like is an invaluable tool for you as a therapist.
Duration: 1 day
Tutor: Lucy Bush – see our MSCM Tutor Page
Course fees include the following:
- All class tuition
- A comprehensive course manual
- An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
- 5 cpd points
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February 2023 - Saturday 4th February - 10am - 5pm
Cost: £97.50 (+VAT)