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This group is for all those interested in infant massage to connect and discuss all the wonders of sharing nurturing touch with families.

Website: http://www.liddlekidz.com
Members: 111
Latest Activity: Sep 28

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Comment by Tina Allen on October 4, 2011 at 8:54am

Hi Amy,

 

Typically when I train Certified Infant Massage Teachers I teach them the format for breaking down the classes into 4 one-hour sessions for group classes.  For private sessions, we typially recommend 3, 60 minute sessions. Some parents love the interaction of being with other parents in a group setting, and some like privacy.  Yes, during each class you teach a limited amount of the massage and add some other content, such as topic and discussion.  Regarding stretches, not knowing what you know in this area, some poeple have been teaching stretches that can hurt a baby.  If you would like to know about this, please email me directly through my website (www.LiddleKidz.com) so I can ascertain if you are teaching something that might hurt a baby.

Comment by Amy Dininger on October 4, 2011 at 12:13am
Yes that is very helpful! Thank you. Do you find that both parents want to take the class together or just one parent comes with the baby? Also, when you break down the classes into multiple sessions, would you just work the various body parts in the different classes and then I would think it would be good to always teach the stretches. So, for example teach a class with arms, legs, and stretches. Then the next session chest, stomach, and stretches. Then another class with the back, face and stretches. I was thinking of breaking it down that way. And if so, would you reccommend the classes be an hour in length or 90 minutes? I would think 60 would be long enough when breaking up the areas like that. Thanks again for your help!
Comment by Tina Allen on October 3, 2011 at 8:11am

Hi Amy,

 

Congratulations on becoming an infant massage teacher!  Group classes and individual classes would likelt have a different cost associated for each.  With group classes you will have more attendess at one time with less personal attention.  So, each family would pay a little less, as compared to a private session.  Where (the location) you are teaching is a consideration of how much to charge for classes.  On average I see CIMTs charging between $20 - 50 per family, per session for a group course  (group courses typically running for 4 sessions - so, $80 - 200 per family).  For private lessons, typically families either incur a travel fee on top of this amount or they pay twice the amount per session.    Hope this is helpful!

Comment by Amy Dininger on October 2, 2011 at 5:40pm
I just took an infant massage class and I am wondering if people are doing group classes or individual classes and how much you charge for each? I am having trouble determining pricing for this service as there is nobody else in my area that really does it yet. Any help with pricing, marketing or other tips is greatly appreciated! :)
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Comment by Stephanie Maziejka on January 12, 2011 at 1:55pm

Thanks Tina I'll look at the website! 

Carol checking with the local OB's is a good idea! thanks for the advice :) 

Comment by Tina Allen on January 12, 2011 at 10:27am

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Certified Infant Massage Teacher Trainings

Comment by Tina Allen on January 12, 2011 at 8:52am

Hi Stephanie & Carol,

 

It is sometimes a challenge finding families when you first begin as an infant massage teacher.  However, if you implement ne marketing techniques such as using the internet and your website, then you will be more successful. 

 

You may use the LiddleKidz.com Forum to let parents know you are offering classes.  Often, parents visit the forum to find sessions and classes.  This could be a very good way to find parents to learn infant massage.

 

Comment by Carol Nicolich on January 12, 2011 at 8:23am
Stephanie, I fully understand, I have been working on getting my families for my certification,  I have been to kid fairs and handed out flyers and cards to anyone with a baby or who was pregant since April.  I may have 3 families and possibly a 4th and they are students I've worked with, co workers and their friends.  Don't give up.  Check with the local OB's they may be able to help you get your families.  I would also suggest continuing the free classes for anyone that comes to you after you get your needed families.
Comment by Stephanie Maziejka on January 12, 2011 at 8:09am
I'm in the process of getting certified! I finished my written exam and now am working on the practical sessions with parents. I absolutely love it, I"m having a difficult time recruiting parents, scheduling with mothers is tough they are so busy!
 

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