FAQs for Parents
Promotes mother-infant bonding, undivided attention, love, nurturing, touch, etc.
Stimulate various body systems e.g. digestive, circulatory, respiratory, hormonal and nervous systems. This will contribute to your baby’s well-being and development.
Relieve baby’s colic, constipation, teething discomfort, tummy discomfort, etc.
Improve your baby’s sleep pattern, reduction of stress levels and stress hormones, etc.
We recommend that your baby be in the “quiet alert state” to massage him/her. Your baby will look calm, gaze at you, be happy to lay still, have an open body posture, or reach out towards you. As you learn your baby’s cues you will know when it is the right time.
We encourage both parents to participate in Infant Massage classes. This gives your baby a chance to bond with each parent in his own way. Fathers and mothers often develop different styles and unique ways to interact with their babies, and these classes are a great opportunity for both parents to form a life-long bond with their child.
Do follow your baby’s cues.
It is wonderful to have the massage as part of your daily routine. Depending on your baby, he may be receptive in the morning, after a bath or before bedtime. Your baby may be only open to accepting massage on his legs during one session; or he may like a tummy massage during a diaper change and like a whole body massage at bath time.
Many of the benefits increase with regular daily massages, and some babies happily receive more than one massage a day.
Infant massage can be very helpful for babies who have experienced challenges in their lives. It is a wonderful way to strengthen the communication between parents and their baby. Our IAIM Certified Infant Massage Instructor will be able to guide you as you massage your baby, or refer you to another instructor who has more knowledge and experience in this area.
We recommend the use of a vegetable oil that is preferably organic and cold pressed.
Infant Massage Course
This course is suitable for parents of any baby aged from one month to 12 months*. Parents need to bring along their babies for the course.
*If your baby has a medical condition or physical disability, please check with your Pediatrician before attending this course.
- Benefits of baby massage
- Creating a massage environment
- Learning the IAIM Infant Massage Strokes
- Legs and Feet
- Arms and Hands
Attire: Comfortable clothes, to bring along cushion or cardigan for your own comfort.
Each session includes the following:
- Supplied floor mats for your baby's comfort.
- One complimentary bottle of massage oil
- Information handouts
Enrolment of Classes
Class of 5 Sessions (each 45 minute with group sizes limited to 5 families)
Venue & Schedule
Venue: Raffles Hospital, Level 8 (Lactation room)
Time: 12.30pm to 1.15pm
Date: Every Saturday (Group Sessions)
Group Session Registration and Payment
Payment can be made at Raffles Children's Centre (Level 12)
- Any group session cancellation has to be made in writing within 7 working days before commencement of the course
- Cancellation is subjected to a fee of S$53.50
* Schedule is subjected to change
* No class on Public Holiday
* Prices include GST