About The Poor Appetite Baby Massage Course

This 11 steps Shonishin poor appetite baby massage course addresses the problem of poor or no appetite in newborns, babies and toddlers with the ultimate goal to increase the baby’s appetite.

Many parents face the problem that their newborn, baby or toddler is not eating. In my experience, this is a particular problem in newborns. They may refuse the breast, or the bottle, and, in some cases, both.

Newborns who are not eating properly are often very sleepy. They also have a pale complexion and a weak overall constitution.

Moreover, it is not uncommon for such babies to suffer from gastrointestinal issues, such as nausea, vomiting and loose bowels.

With that said, the problem can also occur in older babies and toddlers. However, at that age, the problem is often just a temporary problem and mostly related to issues like teething. Nevertheless, I have met many parents of babies and toddlers who refuse to eat for no apparent reason.

If we can eliminate other important reasons for your newborn, baby or toddler to (temporarily) refuse to eat, such as teething, then the problem is almost always related to gastrointestinal problems.

The baby massage treatment that I teach in this course addresses such issues! It aims to increase the baby’s appetite by eliminating the underlying cause.

Accordingly, this poor appetite baby massage course is for you, if your newborn, baby or toddler refuses to eat or is not eating properly for no apparent reason.

It is also for you, if your baby also happens to be very sleepy and/or has a pale complexion and/or a weak overall constitution.

Finally, this course also addresses typical related symptoms of poor appetite in babies, such as nausea, vomiting and loose bowels.

So if these are your baby's topics, then this course is for you too.

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  • Suitable Age

    Newborns, babies and toddlers (age range: 0-36 months).

  • Contraindications

    As usual for massage treatments, please do not apply this Shonishin treatment if your baby suffers from increased temperature / fever OR skin problems (f.e. eczema)!

  • Time per Treatment

    This treatment takes between 4:00 and 9:30 minutes, depending on your level of experience.

  • Time Investment

    It takes between 30 minutes and 2 hours to learn the treatment.

  • Required Tools

    Shonishin Tool (Enshin) OR Silver Teaspoon and Blunt Pen


Nathalie Kaufmann

Mother and Co-Founder of Care About Little Ones with almost 20 years of experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shonishin, Massage Therapy, Reflexology, Herbal Medicine and Nutrition. 

Former Head of Maternity Acupuncture Clinic at Whittington Hospital in London.

About Shonishin

Shonishin is a form of Japanese pediatric acupuncture, however, without using needles. It has more the character of a massage treatment for babies and children, which consists of stroking, tapping and classic massage techniques. 

Shonishin was developed in the 17th century and predominantly applied by health practitioners in Japan. Today, it is considered to be the most effective alternative treatment for children-related issues, according to leading experts in the field.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome To The Course

    • Welcome Message

  • 2

    Course Preparation

    • Course Structure & Navigation

    • The Theory Behind This Course

    • When To Apply And When Not To Apply This Treatment

    • Which Tools You Need And How To Use Them

    • How To Prepare The Room And The Baby

    • How To Deal With Babies Who Do Not Lie Still

    • Understanding The Signs And Symbols

    • Download The "Signs and Symbols Guide"

    • Download The Stroking And Tapping Table

  • 3

    Course Lessons

    • Step 1 - Stroking Technique Part 1: Arms

    • Step 2 - Stroking Technique Part 2: Abdomen

    • Step 3 - Stroking Technique Part 3: Legs Front

    • Step 4 - Massaging Technique Part 1: Belly

    • Step 5 - Tapping Technique Part 1: Legs

    • Step 6 - Stroking Technique Part 4: Back

    • Step 7 - Tapping Technique Part 2: Back

    • Step 8 - Combined Massaging & Tapping Technique Part 2+3: Back

    • Step 9 - Stroking Technique Part 5: Legs Back

    • Step 10 - Massaging Technique Part 3: Wrist

    • Step 11 - Massaging Technique Part 4: Foot

  • 4

    Post-Course Information

    • Why Your Point Location Does Not Need To Be 100% Accurate

    • How To Combine Several Shonishin Treatments

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