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Infant Massage Services

FAQs for Parents

Why should I massage my baby?

  1. Interaction  
    Promotes mother-infant bonding, undivided attention, love, nurturing, touch, etc.  

  2. Stimulation  
    Stimulate various body systems e.g. digestive, circulatory, respiratory, hormonal and nervous systems. This will contribute to your baby’s well-being and development.  

  3. Relief   
    Relieve baby’s colic, constipation, teething discomfort, tummy discomfort, etc.

  4. Relaxation  
    Improve your baby’s sleep pattern, reduction of stress levels and stress hormones, etc.  

When is a good time to massage my baby?

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.

Can both parents attend infant massage classes?

 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.

How often can I massage my baby?

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. Or he may be only open to accepting massage on his legs at one session, may like tummy massage during a diaper change, and like the whole body at bath time.

Many of the benefits are increased with regular daily massages, and some babies happily receive more than one massage a day.

What if my child has special needs?

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. 

What kind of oil should I use?

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.

Class Content

  1. Benefits of baby massage
  2. Creating a massage environment
  3. Learning the IAIM Infant Massage Strokes
      • Legs and Feet
      • Stomach
      • Chest
      • Arms and Hands
      • Face
      • Back

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)

Fees: SGD$267.50*

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

Your payment can be made

  • Raffles Children's Centre (Level 12)

For more information please contact

Cancellation:

  • 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 SGD$53.50

* Schedule is subjected to change
* No class on Public Holiday
* Prices include GST

Send Us An Enquiry

Send us an enquiry or call us at 6311 1516. We will get back to you within the next two (2) working days.