beneficial baby & infant massage perth
Welcome to the "baby strokes" web site. Victoria Meeking is a Mother of 3 and a Grandmother of 2. She has worked in the medical field for the past 27 years and has always had a special interest in babies. She is a certified Infant Massage Instructor with IMIS (Infant Massage Information Service). She is available to teach baby massage to Mums, Dads, Grandparents or carers, either as private sessions or in a group class. Victoria is located in Perth, Western Australia.
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.
Victoria teaches infant massage instruction for you, in the privacy of your own home. 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.
A One hour Introductory Lesson is also available as an alternative, should you wish to learn the basics of infant massage only. This is also taught in the privacy of your own home. The Introductory Lesson is an ideal way to refresh your memory, if you have learnt infant massage in the past with a previous baby.
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 Victoria who would be happy to discuss your requirements and 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 once a week for 1 hour, over a 4 week period.
*Note: Victoria has 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.