mini-massage-logoMiniMassage an Internationally accredited and approved infant massage training programme for childcare staff. Designed specifically for the childcare setting, ideal for babies, toddlers and the under fives.

Why learn Infant Massage in your childcare setting?
Massage is the most natural way of communicating with a child before they are able to talk. Health practitioners actively signpost new parents to baby massage courses to assist with bonding, confidence, alleviate common childhood  problems and to help with post natal depression.

cta-mini-massage1Help to assist the transition from home to a childcare setting by offering this same nurturing touch through gentle infant massage.

Just10 minutes of infant massage releases Oxytocin, the happy hormone, so both children and childcare staff feel calm, relaxed and happy.

The Training Course

A two day on site training course for nursery staff and child carers. The course covers the following:

  • History and Benefits of baby massage
  • Contraindications
  • Use of oil
  • Considerations in a childcare setting
  • Baby massage routine practical demonstrations
  • Specific massages for colic and sleep

Who is it suitable for?

Nursery staff, child minders, nannies, residential unit cares


Ongoing practical throughout course with an open book examination

What qualification do childcare staff get?

Certificate in MiniMassage using infant massage in a child care setting.  Annual  re-certification training day, ongoing CPD and use of MiniMassage logo.

Course Details

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    I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for last night. Everyone is very calm but sprightly today and they are already using the pointers you gave them and everyone is really positive about it. Thank you so very much Jo Day Care Manager and Early Years Advisor
    Whether it's using the 'relaxed pose' during carpet time, 'glove breathing' to calm or simply enjoying the 'reach for the stars' pose, it is wonderful to see the children apply what they are learning in the mini-yoga sessions to everyday school life. – The Mead
    Last half term I had the privilege of observing Rowan working with two of our pupils, during one to one Yoga sessions, on two occasions. I was so impressed with her use of sensory lighting and music to create a calming therapeutic atmosphere. She successfully used Compression Therapy, using a blanket, feather and deep breathing with amazing results; a calmness and stillness in a usually lively and restless child. She demonstrated lovely rapport and an engaging manner throughout the session. I wish her success with any opportunity she has to take her skills into any other schools.
    As the year draws to a close I would just like to thank you for the work that you have done with us this year at Epsom Primary and Nursery School.As a school we place a high focus on wellbeing for all stakeholders and I think we can safely say that your relaxation and mindfulness techniques have impacted positively on both children and staff throughout the school.The new yoga enrichment has been a real hit with the children and the relaxation training that we all participated in can be seen supporting children in class in a variety of ways and also given teachers food for thought in managing their own wellbeing.We look forward to working with you again next year.  
    Rowan and I met some years ago now as she used to come to me on a regular basis for reflexology treatments as I was looking for an alternative option for some health problems. It was through her reflexology that I began to feel better and more confident and finally, after years of not knowing quite what was wrong, was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. Through all of it, the regular reflexology with Rowan was a godsend to managing and keeping my condition under control. She is sensible and pragmatic and naturally her business has flourished. We share a passion for young people and mindfulness and I am excited about sharing that journey with her as she introduces yoga practice to a younger audience, which will no doubt enable our young people to deal with the stresses of growing up in an ever complex world.
    Thanks so much for the course it helped me to retain a positive mind set throughout.
    Thank you for your knowledge and expertise - your classes were excellent.
    As a first time mummy- to-be, I was absolutely petrified about the whole concept of giving birth. However, signing up for Rowan's HypnoBirthing course was the best thing I ever did! The techniques my husband and I learnt meant that I was at home for the first 48 hours of my labour in a calm and peaceful environment and only went into hospital at the end and calmly gave birth to our baby girl! 6 weeks later, Rowan was teaching me baby massage with my daughter which our little girl adores to this day. Words cannot express how grateful my husband and I are for Rowan's help in providing our daughter such a wonderful start to life and would recommend her courses to anyone!”
    We would like to take this opportunity to thank you so, so much for your amazing course and additional support you provided us with. If we're to be honest with my Dad passing away suddenly less than three weeks before we gave birth I had somewhat loss my way with the HypnoBirthing and was feeling overly anxious about the birth and returning to a hospital. But when the time came all the practise we had put in and the ability to return to a state of calm that you had taught us instinctively kicked in.The birth was amazing, It was so empowering to be able to do everything at our own pace without any undue intervention.Our little boy, is incredibly calm and still loves to listen to the HypnoBirthing CD. Once again thank you so much, the birthing experience you enabled us to have will remain with us for a lifetime.
    I attended your baby massage class four years ago. Our family has grown and that 12 week old baby has started school now. Just wanted to say how much I looked forward to your classes and what a great teacher you were. I still treasure those early memories as a first time mum! Thank you!