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Childhood Care &
Connections

Stephanie Mapleson
Certified Infant Massage Educator
Infant Massage Australia




 

Bachelor of Education (Hons) 3-8 years

Master of Social Work

Diploma of Care and Education

Diploma of Remedial Massage

Holistic Aromatherapy Diploma

Mother Care Pregnancy Massage Certificate

Professional Nanny

About Stephanie

I have been trained and employed in Early Childhood Education (preschool years) since 1991. In 1995 I began training in Massage and Aromatherapy while raising my three children, focusing on providing services to women, particularly during pregnancy. 

Qualifying as an Infant Massage Educator in 2004 gave me the skills to enhance family relationships by encouraging bonding and attachment, and increasing parents' confidence and competence at recognising babies' non-verbal communication. I found it a beautiful way to connect families through loving, responsive and respectful touch and promote a Secure Attachment pattern in their baby. 

I ran a niche business based at home and in the community for several years while living in Tasmania before returning to tertiary education and Social Work in 2011.

I am passionate about supporting family functioning and individual wellbeing through nurturing care and connections and look forward to beginning your Infant Massage journey with you.

I am based in the outer Eastern suburbs of Melbourne and operate within a 10km radius of Wantirna, both privately and in community locations.

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Benefits of Infant Massage

Helps parents and babies to relax and promotes deeper, longer sleep for babies

Improves colic, constipation and immune system and calms irritable babies

Establishes a close, loving, respectful and responsive communication with your baby

Promotes bonding and attachment which leads to a Secure Attachment for your baby

Boosts a baby's serotonin levels, which is known to reduce the risk of SIDS

Provides an opportunity for partners to spend quality time with their baby

Strokes can be adapted for older children and children with special needs

Services

Home Visits

Both group and individual sessions are available in your own home. Enjoy a personalised experience in the comfort of your own home, tailored to your baby and schedule, or share the experience with a group of friends/ parenting group. Sessions are ideal for babies 4 weeks to 12 months and may have a minimum of 4, maximum 6 participants. 

Sessions will run over 4 weeks for groups or 1 week for individuals.

$160 per person (individual)

x 1.5 hour

$40 per person (group)

x 1 hour session

 over 4 weeks

Community Locations

From time to time classes will be available at community locations, for a maximum of 6 participants. 

If you do not belong to a parenting group, these sessions can be a valuable source of connection to other parents, resources and advice.

Details will be made available on this website and emailed to you if you sign up for updates by clicking the email below.

$40 per person x 1 hour session

over 4 weeks

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are available,

the perfect gift for new or expecting parents!

$160 for 1 x 1.5  hour session in your own home at your own time.

Sessions for Partners

I  have experience running baby massage courses for fathers/ partners...this is a great way for partners to develop a meaningful, loving and respectful relationship with your baby from the very early weeks.

Available privately in your home at a time to suit you and your baby's individual routine, or with a group of your friends/ parenting group. 

Groups in community locations will be available from time to time. Sign up for emails to be notified of these classes.

$160 per person (individual)

x 1.5 hour

$40 per person (group)

x 1 hour

over 4 weeks

All parents will receive 100ml bottle of Organic, Cold-Pressed Sweet Almond Oil, colour handouts each week and a list of relevant resources.

Contact Stephanie by clicking on the link below for further information on community locations or to book a course in your own home.

  0409 568 259

Services

Jeanette, VIC

Drawing on her experience as a mother, massage therapist and early childhood educator, Stephanie presented as very capable and articulate, with her heart in the right place for this work.

Lisa, TAS

I was a client of Steph's for massage during my pregnancy and for her Infant Massage classes. I loved her friendly, warm nature and valued the information I learned, as well as the Infant Massage routine.

Sarah, TAS

The classes were so relaxed and friendly; my partner also felt very comfortable in his "Dads' Group" on Saturday mornings!
Would definitely recommend for new parents.
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