CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
*Has been submitted to NCBTMB for 5.5 additional credits.
Movement Moments Infant Massage:
Untying the Infant Body
This 3 day intensive course is designed for Massage Therapists, IBCLC's, Doulas, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Midwives, Frenulectomy Providers and all professionals working with infants and caregivers. This class is an introduction to infant massage using the Movement Moments Infant Massage technique which focuses on anatomy and hands on techniques for nervous system regulation, muscle tension release and more.
Day 1: 845am to 5pm
Day 2: 9am to 5pm
Day 3: 9am to 5pm
Earl Bird Reg: $315
Frenulectomy Providers: $99
* 15 Hours
June 7-9, 2024; Columbia, SC
Early Bird Ends May 5, 2024
October 4th - 6th, 2024; Durham/Bahama, NC
Early Bird Ends August 15, 2024
Early Bird Ends July 19, 2024
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About Movement Moments Infant Massage
This course is an introduction to infant massage using the Movement Moments Infant Massage technique. This technique focuses on anatomy and hands on techniques for nervous system regulation, muscular assessment and treatment. Special emphasis will be placed on developing clinical observation and reasoning skills for working with infants, babies and caregivers; mat time movement and hands on massage techniques; scaffolding social, emotional connection between caregiver and child; building a network of referral provider; introducing body-mind practices for self care; and supporting and educating the care giver.
Frenulectomy Providers will be able to knowledgeably discuss the importance of bodywork before and after, and discuss the importance of nervous system state before release. They will be able to analyze bodyworker skills and education in order to effectively screen and interview eligible program candidates.
Upon completion of Untying the Infant Body, students will be able to
discuss the differences of infant vs adult muscle tension
discuss how massage can assist in feeding
discuss how muscle tension can inhibit feeding
identify, utilize and discuss the 3 polyvagal defense hierarchy states
recognize the 3 polyvagal defense hierarchy states in infants and babies
discuss the vagal break
describe how to stimulate the vagus nerve
discuss and demonstrate the 5 ways to calm infants and babies
describe the different fascia layers
describe and teach the hands on techniques for infants and babies
deliver assessment of muscular trouble spots, plan and execute a treatment plan
describe and discuss body reading infants and babies
describe and educate parents on in home activities to work on with their child
clarify, assess and address scope of practice
analyze and discuss with caregiver when a referral is necessary
discuss and describe the importance of building a network of experienced referral providers
discuss and analyze container culture
discuss and describe containers that may cause muscle tension
discuss the significance of swaddling and muscle tension
discuss and describe benefits of Movement Moments Infant Massage
describe and teach hands on massage techniques to caregivers
describe and discuss how muscle tension associates with head turning preference
discuss the importance of tummy time
discuss and teach tummy time techniques
demonstrate practices that support self care
Upon completion of Untying the Infant Body, Therapy students will be able to implement Movement Moments Infant Massage manual therapy and teaching techniques and integrate evaluation measures into their practice. This includes recognizing the 3 polyvagal states, calming the baby, teaching the caregiver at home activities and referring to appropriate practitioners.
Non-hands on providers will able to implement Movement Moments Infant Massage TEACHING techniques. This includes evaluation methods, recognizing the 3 polyvagal states and be able to effectively teach caregivers massage, movement, and calming the baby techniques as well as advise in-home activities and refer to appropriate practitioners.
Providers who do not hold a license to touch are welcome to attend this course. To attend, ALL attendees will be required to sign a form that states that the information in this class is for use within their designated scope of practice only.
Example: Non-therapy providers, UIB class information is for instruction purposes only (to teach to clients) and provider will not engage in any hands on bodywork/ techniques or distribute information that is outside their scope of practice.
J. Hunter, LMBT
"I've learned so much and will be implementing all that has been taught."
P. Fix, LMBT
"Jillian was Amazing!"
C. Hampton, LMBT
"I've learned so much that will enhance my practice and give me more confidence and tools to work with infants."