One of Beijing’s many pleasures is the abundance of opportunities for a good massage. But while it’s normally a treat for parents after a long (or indulgent) day, now it’s the babies’ turn.
Throughout the month of March, the good folk at House of Knowledge International Kindergarten will be hosting sessions from fully-qualified baby massage instructor Annette Oevermann. Suitable for infants aged 3 weeks old to pre-crawling, the four-week program will teach parents the techniques required to give a complete infant massage.
The purported benefits are wide-ranging and include helping with congestion, teething, colic (excessive crying), difficulty sleeping, and constipation (all theirs, not yours). Course leader Oevermann, who has ten years experience in the field, also says that the process can help you to better understand your baby’s communication cues and deepen the bond between parent and child.
Taking place at House of Knowledge’s Chaoyang Park campus, the course runs from 9.45-10.45am over four consecutive Wednesdays, starting March 5. The block of sessions costs RMB 600 (including course materials) which must be paid at the first gathering.
For more information or to reserve a space, get in touch with Annette Oevermann directly by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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