Learn massage strokes & techniques for your infant/child.

Learn massage strokes & techniques for your infant/child.

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Self-Paced Online Classes

Go at your own pace! Create bonds and learn ways to soothe, comfort, and provide relief to your child.

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Infant Massage Basics

Help Your Baby Sleep, Relax, and Relieve Gas & Colic

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1-Hour Online Course | $59.99*
(*or discounted rate)

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Why Do Babies Cry?

Exploring Ways to Soothe and Calm Your Baby

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Head to Toe

Learn Massage Strokes & Techniques for Your Child

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Overview of Infant Massage

Overview of Infant Massage,  Benefits, & Oils 

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Children's Massage

For Headaches, Tummy Aches, & Anxiety

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Baby Care Basics

BabyCare Basics / Newborn Care Class

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Massage for Tummies: Gas & Colic

To Help Gas, Colic, & Constipation

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Focus on Faces

Techniques for Head and Face Massage

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In-Home & Community Group Classes

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Private and individualized In home classes for expectant parents, new parents and parents with older babies and children. Class options can include: Infant Massage, Toddler Massage, Children’s Massage, & Newborn Care. Classes are available for weekdays, evenings, or weekends. These can be individual classes or small group. Contact me directly to schedule a day/time that works best.

Price: Starts at $160 and up to 2 hours. Mileage charged as per current IRS rate. Gift Baskets start at $25 and may be added on to private class.

*Discounted rates offered for Individual shared class and small group classes. Call Melanie at (512) 703-0635 to discuss pricing.

What to Expect

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Schedule a class at
your convenience.

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Learn how to massage your baby/child in the comfort of your own home.

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Enjoy massage time with your baby and experience the benefits.

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Community Group Classes

Join one of our small group community classes held in Austin and surrounding areas. We offer a variety of classes from Head to Toe Infant Massage, Tummy Massage for Gas and Colic, Expectant Parents and Fathers and  Parenting Partners. All classes cover the benefits of massage and massage oils.

BIRTH CO Southwest Austin

9217 W US 290 #150, Austin TX 78736

Class Time: 10am – 11:15am CST
Individual Class Price is $40 per parent / baby
3-Class Bundle Price is $100 per parent / baby

Includes:
• Up to 75 minute class
• Massage oil
• Handouts
• Refreshments served 

This will be a small group class and is suitable for expectant parents and those with newborns and older babies up to a year.The class will cover the benefits of massage for you and your baby. We will discuss massage oils and ways to make massage part of your routine. Each class will cover massage strokes and techniques for your baby.
 
Class topics:
  • CLASS 1: Strokes to promote bonding and connection, relaxation & sleep.
  • CLASS 2  Tummy Massage helpful for Gas, Colic and constipation and to support the digestive system.
  • CLASS 3  Focus on Faces helpful for sleep, nasal congestion and teething and to strengthen suck.
The class is relaxed so please feel free to feed your baby / change your baby and move around as needed.
 
Bring a yoga mat, baby blanket or towel and wear comfortable clothing. We will be sitting on the floor but chairs are available. If you are pregnant or if  your baby gets tired or is not in the mood for a massage, you can always bring a doll / teddy or other toy for stroke practice and I will have a few demo dolls available to use as well.
 
**A minimum of 3 registered class attendees must be met for class to take place.
 

BIRTH CO Bee Cave

3944 Ranch Rd 620 S, Bldg 2, Suite 110, Bee Cave TX 78738

Class Time: 10am – 11:15am CST

Individual Class Price is $40 per parent / baby
3-Class Bundle Price is $100 per parent / baby

Includes:
• Up to 75 minute class
• Massage oil
• Handouts 
• Refreshments served
 
 
This will be a small group class and is suitable for expectant parents and those with newborns and older babies up to a year.The class will cover the benefits of massage for you and your baby. We will discuss massage oils and ways to make massage part of your routine. Each class will cover massage strokes and techniques for your baby.
 
Class topics:
  • CLASS 1: Strokes to promote bonding and connection, relaxation & sleep.
  • CLASS 2  Tummy Massage helpful for Gas, Colic and constipation and to support the digestive system.
  • CLASS 3  Focus on Faces helpful for sleep, nasal congestion and teething and to strengthen suck.
The class is relaxed so please feel free to feed your baby / change your baby and move around as needed.
 
Bring a yoga mat, baby blanket or towel and wear comfortable clothing. We will be sitting on the floor but chairs are available. If you are pregnant or if  your baby gets tired or is not in the mood for a massage, you can always bring a doll / teddy or other toy for stroke practice and I will have a few demo dolls available to use as well.
 
**A minimum of 3 registered class attendees must be met for class to take place.
 

BRAVECARE

5915 La Crosse Ave Building 2, Unit 140, Austin, TX 78739

Class Time:
Thursday, May 18 at 10:30am -12pm CST
Sunday, June 11th at 2pm to 3.30pm CST

Price is $60 per parent(s) (2 adults) / baby

Includes:
• Up to 90 minute class
• Handouts
• A custom oil
• Refreshments served
 

This small group in-person “Introduction to Infant Massage” class is suitable for expectant parents and Grandparents and those parents and grandparents with newborns and older babies. Professional caregivers are welcome to attend. Babies from Newborn to 1 year.

During the 90 minute class we discuss the benefits of infant massage, baby massage oils, where and when to massage and learn massage strokes and techniques you can use with your newborn and adapt as he or she grows. We will cover specific strokes to help with gas, colic and constipation, teething and nasal congestion.
This class is baby centered, relaxed and fun but aims to be informative and helpful.

Wear comfortable clothes and bring any baby / parent necessities. We will be using floor mats for learning the strokes but a chair will be available if needed. Feel free to bring your own massage oil but coconut oil and sunflower or grapeseed oil is provided. Refreshments are also available.

If you are an expectant parent or your baby prefers to sleep through class or just not in the mood for massage please bring a doll / teddy / soft toy or you can always use one of our demo dolls.

**A minimum of 3 registered class attendees must be met for class to take place.
 
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Live Virtual Classes

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Live virtual classes for both small group and individual taken from the comfort of your own home.

*For private or individual classes call Melanie to schedule (512) 703-0635

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Baby Care Basics / Newborn Care

Price: $85 for up to 2.5 hours

This class is suitable for expectant parents, grandparents, new parents, nannies, other caregivers and those looking for a refresher class.
 
We cover several newborn topics from newborn appearance and what to expect at delivery to bathing, dressing, diapering, cord care, circumcision care, sleep, feeding, safety and more. The class is part theory and part hands on demonstration. It is a small group class and is relaxed but informative. 
 
Parents wanting to practice at home can bring to class, a doll or teddy or other stuffed toy, diapers, baby bath, clothing if they choose. 

**A minimum of 3 registered class attendees must be met for class to take place.
 
Contact Melanie with questions.
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Baby Massage Head to Toe

Price: $55 for up to 75 minutes

This class is suitable for expectant parents and Grandparents and those parents and grandparents with newborns and older babies. We discuss the benefits of massage, massage oils, where and when to massage and massage strokes and techniques you can use with your newborn and adapt as he or she grows. This is a small group class, relaxed and fun but informative. 

**A minimum of 3 registered class attendees must be met for class to take place.

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Expectant Parents Class: Baby Massage 101

Price: $65 for up to 90 minutes

This class is suitable for expectant parents and Grandparents and will introduce you to Infant Massage. We cover benefits of infant massage, massage oils, where and when to massage and massage strokes you can use with your newborn baby when he / she arrives. The class is small group, relaxed but informative.

**A minimum of 3 registered class attendees must be met for class to take place.

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Fathers and Parenting Partners Class: Bonding with Baby through Massage

Price: $65 for up to 90 minutes

This class is designed for fathers and parent partners who might not be the primary caregiver and are looking for ways to bond and connect with their newborn or older baby. The class covers benefits of infant massage, massage oils, how to make massage part of your daily routine and massage strokes and techniques you can use with your baby and adapt as he or she grows.

**A minimum of 3 registered class attendees must be met for class to take place.

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Tummy Massage Class Helps with Gas, Colic, & Constipation

Price: $50 for up to 60 minutes

This class is for any parents or caregiver looking for ways to help a baby suffering from Gas, Colic or Constipation through massage and touch techniques. Tummy massage can help support a baby’s digestive system so is beneficial for all babies. We cover benefits of massage specifically for the tummy, massage oils, where and when to offer tummy massage and strokes and techniques for the tummy. We also teach you how to develop a Gas and Colic Routine specifically for your baby.

**A minimum of 3 registered class attendees must be met for class to take place.

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Focus on Faces Class: Helps with Teething & Nasal Congestion

Price: $50 for up to 60 minutes

This class is for any parent / caregiver looking for ways to help a baby suffering from teething pains, nasal congestion or even aversion to touch due to tongue tie release. Face massage can help strengthen a baby’s suck and improve latch. Face Massage can also be very relaxing and promote sleep. We cover benefits of massage, massage oils and massage strokes and techniques for the head and face.

**A minimum of 3 registered class attendees must be met for class to take place.

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Why do Babies Cry? Exploring Ways to Soothe and Calm Your Baby.

Price: $50 for up to 60 minutes

This class is suitable for expectant parents and grandparents and those with newborns and older babies. The class addresses reasons why your baby cries and how to respond.It will also explore ways to soothe and calm your baby.

**A minimum of 3 registered class attendees must be met for class to take place.

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BabySparks Class

Massage For Tummies: Gas And Colic – BabySparks Class: $40 for up to 60 minutes or you can subscribe to the BabySparks App. This class is recorded and available to watch for 30 days after live virtual class. You MUST register for the class to access the recording.

Infant Massage Head to Toe – BabySparks Class: $40 for up to 75 minutes or you can subscribe to the BabySparks App. This class is recorded and available to watch for 30 days after live virtual class. You MUST register for the class to access the recording.

Help! My Baby Won’t Stop Crying: $40 for up to 75 minutes or you can subscribe to the BabySparks App. This class is recorded and available to watch for 30 days after live virtual class. You MUST register for the class to access the recording.

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