« When we listen to our infants with our hearts, we discover whatever it is that we want to know » Vimala McClure, founder of the IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage)
To help you become attuned to your newborn, maternity caregivers are available to show you how to massage your baby.
Why massage your baby?
- For physical and emotional well-being
- To promote relaxation for both you and your baby
- To communicate differently and meaningfully with your baby
- To strengthen the parent/child bond
- To relieve certain minor discomforts (especially stomach aches!)
- To stimulate the body
What do the classes involve?
These classes are taught in French by certified IAIM instructors. It is possible to bring your child to a class from the age of 1 month up to 1 year. They take place in the Maternity Ward, at regular intervals with 4 sessions spread over a month; each session accommodates small groups of 3 to 5 families. Fathers are also welcome to join! You just need to bring a towel, a change and food for your baby.
Learning is progressive and your baby's rhythm is respected: in each session, you will learn to massage a different part of his/her body so that he/she gradually becomes familiar with the massage experience.
The classes are an opportunity to meet and share experiences with other parents. Each class includes a discussion about babies and parenting.
At the end of the course, you will be given a bottle of massage oil and a copy of a book entitled Baby Massage, which covers what you have learned during the classes and allows you to practise at home!
Hours and prices
The course consists of four 60-90 minute sessions which take place on Thursdays from 10:30 to 12:00, at the Maternity Ward of the Clinique Générale-Beaulieu.
There is a fixed price: CHF 200 - which includes 4 sessions, 1 bottle of massage oil and a book.
For registration, the maternity ward will welcome you by phone +41 22 839 57 07 (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 3 pm) or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
« When we listen with love to our children, we can discover what we want to know » Vimala McClure, founder of the IAIM
IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage): www.iaim.net (in English)
ASMB (Association Suisse en massage pour Bébé): iaim.ch (in German, French and Italian)
Learn to massage your baby