Infant Massage Instruction

Healing touch for parents and babies.

Continuing education course offering

Essential Touch

Infant massage Instruction

Are you a new parent or about to become a new parent and desire greater connection with your baby in a way that will help them feel nurtured, stabilize their mood, and enhance their physical and mental development? Or are you looking for a meaningful gift that you can send to someone who is about to welcome a baby?


Deepens parent + child connections


Nurtures developing newborns


Stabilizes and 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) instructional videos — a course overview and eight individual lessons with supplementary downloadable content — this virtual AHH education program explores therapeutic techniques and evidence-based strategies to help ease fussiness and stabilize mood, nurture healthy growth and development, and strengthen the parent-child connection.

Scientific research demonstrates several benefits to massage therapy 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 enrolling in 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 workshop 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!

– Cynthia