Pregnancy & Baby Massage

Level: Professional Development/Personal Achievement

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to expand your existing practice or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

The profound language of touch is never more important than at the times of pregnancy, childbirth, babyhood and infancy. This course is a formalised system of touch which makes use of the mother’s desire to touch and caress her child with soothing, healing techniques, bringing peace and contentment. It is important to perform the strokes and techniques in the correct way to give overall health and happiness.


  • Lesson One
    • Therapeutic Touch/ Basic Massage Strokes
      • Massage
      • Benefits of Baby Massage
      • Role of the Father
      • Effleurage
      • Friction
      • Petrissage
      • Wringing
      • Dotting
      • When Not to Massage
  • Lesson Two
    • Massage in Pregnancy
      • Oil for Pregnancy Massage
      • Body Massage Sequence
  • Lesson Three
    • Further Techniques for Massage in Pregnancy
      • Body Massage Sequence (Continued)
      • Feet and Ankles
  • Lesson Four
    • Baby Massage
      • Bonding
      • Preparing for Massage
      • The Front of Body Sequence
      • The Back of Body Sequence
      • Face Massage
  • Lesson Five
    • An Alternative Baby Massage Sequence
      • Face
      • Front of Body
      • Back of Body
  • Lesson Six
    • Aromatherapy for Mothers and Babies / Conclusion
      • What is Aromatherapy?
      • Essential Oils
      • Cautions
      • Directory of Essential Oils
      • Infant Dosage
      • Suggested Applications
      • Therapeutic Uses

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration fee included.