As a qualified hands on babies baby massage instructor I will guide you through learning a gentle baby massage routine in a clear and relaxed fashion. There will be 5 one hour sessions and each week you will learn to massage a different area of your baby’s body, gradually building up to the full routine. I will ensure that you use the right strokes, with the right amount of pressure whilst helping you to recognise the cues your baby is using to communicate with you. You will move through the learning experience in a manner that is informal and relaxed, yet is informed and knowledgeable.
Baby massage encourages and aids the bonding process between your baby and you, as well as having countless other benefits. The benefits to be gained for your baby from massaging them regularly include:
- Promoting better sleep patterns through relaxing your baby;
- Relieving the effects of many baby ailments such as colic, teething, constipation and wind;
- Stimulating your baby’s major systems and helping them develop and learn;
- Strengthening the attachment bond with you.
Massaging your baby also provides benefits for you including:
- Encouraging your baby to communicate with you as you read the cues they give you whilst being massaged;
- Relaxing both of you;
- Lowering your blood pressure, reducing stress and promoting a sense of well-being and improved health for you;
- Providing time to meet with and chat to other parents when attending classes.
Each baby massage course will have 5 sessions of approximately an hour a week. Each session will include refreshments and time to share experiences with other parents as well as learning the massage routines as follows:
Week 1: Introduction to baby massage and the leg massage
Week 2: Tummy massage plus a wind/colic routine.
Week 3: Massage to the chest, arms and hands.
Week 4: Massage to the head and face plus a teething massage.
Week 5: Massage to the back and then the whole routine.
From week 2 we will practice the previous weeks’ massage movements after learning the new routine for that week, so gradually building up to a full body massage routine for your baby.
Handouts will be provided each week to help with practising the massage at home. The course fee also includes a bottle of organic sunflower massage oil for use in the classes and at home.
Classes will be small, with a maximum of 3 babies and their mum (or dad, granny, grandad, auntie or uncle – it’s not just mum’s that can massage babies!)
Next course dates:
Classes are run on five, usually consecutive Tuesday or Friday mornings from 10.30am to 11.30am. Dates are being planned for the next courses starting in 2019.
Please get in touch for more information or if you would like to discuss one to one classes, bigger group sessions or courses starting later in 2019.
Payment of £40 for the standard 5 session course will be required in full at time of booking a course.
A full refund will be given for cancelling the entire course with at least 48 hours notice prior to week 1’s start date.
A 50% refund will be given for cancellation within 48 hours of week 1’s start date.
Refunds will not be available for missing some of the sessions, although opportunities to catch up what is missed will be offered wherever possible.