Welcome to the "baby strokes" web site. My name is Victoria Meeking and I am a Mother of 3 and a Grandmother of 4. I have worked in the medical field for the past 30 years and have always had a special interest in babies. I am a certified Infant Massage Instructor with IMIS (Infant Massage Information Service). I am available to teach baby massage to Mums, Dads, Grandparents or carers, either as private sessions or in a group class. I am located in Perth, Western Australia. I am happy to travel throughout the Perth metropolitan area, to offer you the convenience of learning Infant Massage Instruction in your own home.

The IMIS method of infant massage incorporates a well balanced combination of Indian and Swedish massage strokes as well as Reflexology.

Infant massage is so much more than gentle feel good strokes. It can provide nurturing to your baby or child, emotionally, physically and mentally as well as being beneficial in many other ways.

Massage is ideally introduced from birth but can be commenced at any time and can be adapted for use with children of any age. It is never too late to start learning how to massage your baby or child. Babies and children who receive regular massage are more likely to have a stronger bond with their parents and usually develop a better relationship with others. It is a great ongoing experience for babies and infants, as well as Mums, Dads, Grandparents and carers alike.

I teach infant massage instruction to you, in order to provide you with this wonderful tool so that you can perform massage on your baby or child. This is usually carried out over a 2 week period, with each session lasting for approximately 1.5 hours. However, session times can be scheduled to best suit your needs either on a weekday or a Saturday if you prefer. At each session you will be taught various massage techniques allowing you time to practice them at home and then if you have any questions, they can be discussed at your next session.

Alternatively, I am finding that some people would prefer to learn the techniques in one session which lasts approximately 2 to 2.5 hours. This is ideal when you are pushed for time, as is generally the case for most new parents. I have put together a special package which includes your oil and an instruction booklet for you to refer to. Of course, I am always happy to be contacted following completion of your training, to answer any questions you may have or to provide further reassurance.

As an alternative, you may be interested in learning infant massage with your friends or other family members, or perhaps with other parents from your play group or parenting group. If you are interested in this option, please contact me and I would be happy to discuss your requirements and the associated costs involved. (Discounted rates are offered for group classes of 2 or more). As a guide, when learning in a group class, the sessions take place over a 2 to 4 week period, depending on the number in the group.

*Note: I have been immunised against Whooping Cough, which will be of reassurance to all parents, especially those with newborn babies.

For further details about learning baby massage, please see the "classes & fees" page.

For more information on the benefits of baby massage please see the "benefits" page.

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