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Better Baby Bonding

Better Baby Bonding Through Touch – HypnoBirthing® Infant Massage Instructor Certification

NCBTMB Approved Provider

Presenter: Kim Young
Hours:  14 NCBTMB Approved (Not approved for PA license renewal)
Early Registration Fee: $375   (if paid 14 days in advance of workshop)
Registration Fee: $395
$100 deposit required to register.
Times: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Dates:  5/4-5/2018 (Friday/Saturday)  or 11/3-4/2018 (Saturday/Sunday)

Teaching Parents to Relax and Enhance their relationship with their babies through touch. Students will learn to teach parents to massage their babies.  Parents are empowered and a strong bond of trust is developed through the application of massage as learned in this class.  Every pregnant parent has an idealized vision of what life will be like after the baby is born; sometimes that vision becomes the reality, and the love affair between parent and baby is amazing.  Sometimes, however, the reality is less than perfect, and parents may feel clueless, lost, or even at war with their babies.   They are willing to do whatever it takes to become the parent they know they can be.  Teaching this class to parents satisfies the needs of both groups:  it will enhance the perfect relationship, and it will help the troubled relationship to become peaceful and relaxed.

Students will learn:

  • Basic Massage strokes for babies at different stages of development
  • Do’s and don’ts of massaging babies and how to listen to both babies and parents
  • Specialized routines for relief of colic, gas and constipation
  • Specialized routines for problems with nursing and latching on
  • Specialized routines for problems with getting baby to sleep and soothing a cranky baby
  • Routines for the pregnant mom to foster bonding through touch before baby is born
  • How to facilitate a positive relationship between parents and children
  • How to set up and teach an Infant Massage class
  • How to market and promote your new service

Through this infant massage instructor certification students will receive certification as a “HypnoBirthing Certified Infant Massage Instructor”, and CEU credit hours for Massage Therapists, Nurses, Doula’s and HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educators. Tuition includes text, a syllabus for teaching parent classes, handouts that can be copied and distributed to parents,  and a lifelike baby doll (a $50 value) to use as a teaching aid in future classes.

For more information check out the Hypnobirthing website.

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Presenter Kim Young, NCTMB, is a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy.  She is the owner of Body and Birth Wellness Center, where she specializes in services for the Childbearing Year, Pregnancy Massage, Obstetrical CranioSacral Therapy, Childbirth Education and Infant Massage Classes.   In addition to being a Massage Therapist, she is also a Certified Hypnotherapist, a Birth Doula (DONA), and a HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator.  She recently received high honors from the HypnoBirthing ® Institute for her work in creating this Advanced Education program for the Institute.  This Infant Massage class is a result of techniques learned both from the many advanced classes she has attended, and also from her experiences over the years of working with parents and babies.

To register for this workshop call 800-860-1114 and place your deposit on a charge card or mail a check for the required deposit to:
Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy
3600 Laketon Road
Pittsburgh, PA  15235


Include check made payable to “Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy”, your name, address, email address, phone, name of the workshop and workshop dates. We will send you a confirmation in the mail.  If you are traveling by plane, please confirm the workshop with the school before buying your ticket.  Occasionally we do have to cancel workshops due to low enrollment.  If a workshop is cancelled for any reason our liability is limited to a return of the deposit paid.  If you cancel your participation in a workshop within 21 days of the workshop, there will be no refund of the deposit paid.  Cancellation earlier than 21 days before the workshop will incur a $25 processing fee.  The balance of your deposit will be refunded.