Instructor - Anne Nash
I am a Certified Infant Massage Instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage and am the Scottish coordinator for the IAIM and a Scottish Regional Rep for the IAIM.
I have further training enabling me to teach mums to massage their older children. I work part-time as a school nurse and am a qualified Massage In Schools Instructor - please email me if you would like more information on this programme
I trained and worked as a nurse and midwife at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavillion.
My other qualifications include a Diploma in Swedish Massage, with further training in pregnancy and postnatal massage.
I am a licensed presenter of the "Let's Stick Together " course for the charity, Care For The Family. This complimentary course is offered to all my mums. See reunion page for more details. I am also a licensed Totslot Trainer with Care For The Family, which involves running a 12 week course on Attachment Parenting ( please speak to me if you are interested in this course - these sessions are free)
I also operate the business, Edinburgh Lady Massage, specialising in pregnancy and post natal massage, see www.edinburghladymassage.co.uk for more details.
I work as a massage therapist for the Butterfly Trust charity who support people with Cystic Fibrosis.
I am a member of the Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation.
As a mother of two children who both enjoyed the benefits of massage, I will share how regular massage has transformed my relationship with my children and, in my opinion, is one of the most precious gifts a mother can give her child.
The International Association of Infant Massage is a non-profit organisation founded in 1986.
It has formulated an internationally recognised programme and is the pioneer in the area of infant massage instruction.
Their mission statement is "to promote nurturing touch and communication through training, education and research so that parents, caregivers and children are loved, valued and respected through the world community".
The Massage in Schools Programme is a programme where primary age children are taught to do a clothed massage routine which can help their concentration in class, teaches them respect and helps to induce relaxation and reduce stress. Children who participate in the programme may also find improved relationships with peers, parents and siblings as well as their teachers.
Roger Brown, OFSTED Inspector says "Children learn to cooperate and respect each other. If you have a child leaving school with high self esteem then the education system has achieved its goal. The Massage in Schools Programme helps with this objective"