Infant Massage Workshop

Traditional massages such as mulu (Niue), fofo (Samoan), fotofota (Tongan) are embedded across many Pacific ethnic specific groups. The benefits of massaging infants includes (but not limited to):

  • Helping baby relax and sleep
  • Encourages interaction between parent and baby
  • Helps with muscle tone and bowel movements
  • Helps the brain develop through touch

Each workshop teaches mothers, fathers, grandparents, caregivers, and families how to massage their baby using traditional methods. Each workshop also offers an opportunity to talanoa about the wellbeing of parents and their baby such as the importance of safe sleep and a safe sleep space, coping with a new baby and the importance of reaching out to their village support networks.