Antoinette Rivera CIMI: IAIM, TIDHA
07970 45 25 48
A fully qualified baby massage instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM), I instruct in the Shelfords and Trumpington, and hold 3 types of at-home classes; getting together once a week at each other's houses, so that both you and your baby are in the most comfortable, personal, and home-like environment possible.
The classes are supportive and baby-led - so babies are free to cry without worry - as well as being a safe place where you as new, or experienced parents, can share experiences and learn from each other while having fun.
Purposefully held in small groups to ensure personalised attention; between 3-8 depending on size of location, they are typically held once a week over 5 weeks so as to give both you and your baby time to learn, as well as become accustomed to the massage at a relaxed pace, and include a short colic routine.
Each week a new part of the body is taught, including a brief revision of the previous class, plus a one-off colic routine.
Fathers-Only Groups are catered for in addition to the regular groups of mixed mums and dads should you prefer this option. Dads are great nurturers, but often miss out on special bonding times like these.
Training, qualifications & experience
I've been a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) since qualifying in 2003 with the IAIM, trained by Sylvie Hétu, and have since collected many good memories from the laughter-filled, gentle friendliness of the classes.
The IAIM is a global organisation and the world-class standard for the training and teaching of baby massage.
Although the practice of massaging babies has existed for centuries in many countries around the world, the IAIM's founder, Vimala McClure, was the first to develop a programme for teaching parents how to massage their babies. One of the wonderful things about the IAIM is that the same programme is currently taught in over 40 different countries around the world, and the number continues to grow year by year.
For further international information please visit the international website at: www.iaim.org.uk
£50 for the group course, and £75 for a one-to-one course.
The Shelfords & Trumpington, Cambridgeshire:
The dates and times are as agreed between parents and instructor.
I'm based in South Cambridge, instructing in the Shelfords and Trumpington areas, and hold 3 types of at-home classes; at home so that both you and your baby are in the most comfortable, personal, and home-like environment possible.
The At Home Group Baby Massage Course:
These classes are a great way of keeping in contact with the new mums and dads from your ante-natal groups or in your community. Getting together once a week at each other's houses.
The Fathers' Only Group Baby Massage Course:
Classes specifically for dads to learn within the company of other dads. And as with the regular baby massage course above, you get together once a week taking turns at someone's house. Each class is 60 mins, but allow up to 90.
The One-to-One Baby Massage Course:
These classes are lovely and intimate, and ideal for you if you prefer to learn privately, within the comfort of your own home. Each class usually lasts one hour.
The recommended age for classes is from birth to pre-crawling.
For more info please visit my page in the IAIM website at: www.iaimbabymassage.co.uk/antoinetterivera
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