About Baby Massage
Massage is a fantastic way to help with your baby's development, both physically and psychologically.
Benefits for the Baby:
Bonding: Baby massage provides a quality, pleasure-filled time between parent and infant. Through massage parents will pick up on their baby’s cues as they react to your touch and begin to communicate.
Colic and Constipation: By helping with digestion and the movement of gas, colic and constipation can be lessened with massage.
Restlessness: As your baby becomes used to massage and what it means they can often be soothed and comforted. Some will even sleep after a massage!
Relieve pain or discomfort: Massage can cause a rise in endorphins helping to sooth babies and it can even help with teething too!
Benefits for the Parents:
Baby Massage is a highly practical and empowering skill that parents can use from day one.
Bonding: In the West, we have somewhat lost our way with touch. Learning Baby Massage can be a gentle way to incorporate touch into your relationship with your baby.
Communication: Touch is one of the first ways we communicate with each other. Before your baby can speak they can still react to your eye contact, voice and your touch during massage which you can pick up on. Touch is an essential form of communication for the health and development of any baby.
Confidence: Massage is great way to build confidence as a new parent as you learn a practical skill that can be used to calm and sooth your baby during the trying times (growing and teething) that they go through.
Fathers: Often Dads can feel a little left out when the baby arrives but massage is a great way for them to provide nurturing emotional care to their baby. It can also give mum some much needed time-out!
About the course
The course takes place for one hour every week for six weeks, teaching in small groups of around 6-8. It’s very informal and there is plenty of time to get settled, relax and for your babies to get ready for a massage.
Each week you will learn a new set of strokes to use on your baby. In week one we start by massaging the legs and gradually work up the body. Each week we go over what was done the week before to gradually build up the routine and allow your baby to get used to being massaged for longer periods at a time. By the end of the six weeks (with some practice at home!) you will have mastered a full body routine and a routine to help with colic.
The 6 week course costs £60 and includes massage booklet and a bottle of oil.
Classes can be given on a one to one basis over three weeks, get in touch for more information.
Classes can also be given prenatally to prepare you for your new arrival. If you would like more information about our prenatal one to one sessions please call me on 01224 969637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can book online for one of our courses here.
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