Infant Massage Instruction

Healing touch for parents and babies.

Continuing education at the nest

Online Course

Essential touch: infant massage instruction

Experience the joy of a deeper connection with your baby. Our Essential Touch: Infant Massage Instruction course teaches calming techniques to promote relaxation, improve sleep, and nurture growing newborns. It’s the perfect gift for new parents and caregivers or expecting families!

Deepens parent-child connection

Nurtures developing newborns

Stabilizes + improves mood

Discover the magic of therapeutic touch. 

The Essential Touch Infant Massage Instruction course — taught by AHH owner Nicole Budeau — is an exclusive Continuing Education at The Nest course offering that empowers parents and caregivers in a rewarding journey of love and connection.

With nine (9) videos — including a course overview, eight instructional lessons, and supplementary content — this one-hour virtual education program explores therapeutic techniques and evidence-based strategies to help ease newborn fussiness, nurture healthy growth and development, and strengthen the bond between parent and child.

Scientific research continues to demonstrate the benefits of therapeutic massage and its positive impact on overall growth and development for infants and children, including:

  • Stabilizes mood, decreasing fussiness, crying, and other stress-related behaviors
  • Encourages healthy weight gain for optimal development and growth
  • Strengthens emotional bonds with parents and caregivers
  • Improved sleep and higher levels of melatonin

Additional research also highlights the benefits of massage therapy on parents and caregivers, from reduced levels of depression and anxiety in mothers to enhanced father-infant interactions.

Learn more by purchasing this AHH course today!

meet your instructor

Nicole Budeau

LMT, CPMT, CIMI, Reiki master

Nicole is the owner of A Healer’s Hand + The Nest and a licensed massage therapist (LMT), certified prenatal massage therapist (CPMT), certified infant massage instructor (CIMI), certified Reiki Master practitioner, and continuing education instructor. She has over 20 years of specialized experience providing therapeutic massage and massage education, including prenatal, natural labor stimulation, postpartum recovery massage, and infant massage.

Client Testimonial

What a difference your course made! I used a lot of the moves…every single night from when my child was two months to about eight months old. It was a comforting and settling routine for both of us, and also for my partner who learned [the techniques] from me. My son would smile when I started rubbing my hands together and asked if he wanted a massage. It usually calmed him down if he was upset. The facial massage was perfect to end with, almost hypnotizing him in a way!



How does it work?

Simply add the Essential Touch: Infant Massage Instruction course to your shopping cart and follow the prompts to complete the checkout process.

Once purchased, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access the course materials. Your purchase includes lifetime access, so you can complete the course at your own leisure.