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Baby Massage - Should I Continue ?

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kumari
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Hi All

Hope you had a good Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

I would like to ask your opinion. I have finished a Baby Massage Instructor course and was hoping to hold classes, but I have just learnt that the yoga centre provide baby massage classes with donations going to charity. Do you think I should proceed with advertising or just call it quits.

Thanks in advance

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(@essence99)
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Are there not any other places that you could do your classes from?

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(@holisticbabe)
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I dont think you should ever quit. you have soent time money energy etc on your training so Id still go head. advertise if they allow you but maybe advertise private sessions with mums and babies? or as a way of helping mums conncet with their new baby if they are finding it difficult. I know thats something there isnt much support with. Or maybe you could find somewhere else to run your classes? a local mum and tots group might like to have you in for a morning and that would also get your name about.

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Reiki Pixie
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Yes Kumari you should carry on. Not everybody will go to a yoga centre anycase, either because its 'weird' or against their belief system. Free or charity doesn't necessary mean high attendance either. People don't just judge things on price alone! There is a niche for everyone that has passion for what they do. So go for it, elsewhere.

Best wishes

RP

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maychang
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yes carry on, but perhaps offer classes in peoples homes.

i started baby massage in 1999 just before it got really popular. At one stage I was running 4 courses a week, one at my local community centre, one on behalf of Sure start and 2 at peoples homes.
I also got taken on by a top spa to teach baby massage as they wanted to appear to being more child-friendly.

anyhow, Sure Start and health visitors all took up training and offer classes for free.

my classes stopped overnnight.

what I did find was middle class parents preferred to arrange their own classes either with friends or just as a small family unit.
I also found NCT mums liked private classes.

So sit down and think who are your target audience and go for it.

i now only offer one to ones, I charge the same as I would for an adult body massage and I leave it up to the parent(s) to decide how many classes they want. some like to learn slowly, some like to get as much as they can for their money.

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kumari
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Thank you all so much for your advice, I will stick with it, you have all been so helpful. I will look at my target market.

Thank you once again.

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(@simmons40)
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Baby massage can be comforting for silent and baby. Yes, babies obtain stressed too being in fresh environments and they also pick up on your stress. Taking time out jointly for a massage teaches baby how to relax, and you will rest too.

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(@stevensy)
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Actually you can try it then by providing free classes as a start or the basic account then if they want to go further and want to learn more then go offer them a fee. There are actually a lot of alternatives if you can't find it in your place but you can go try it then.

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