Suitable from 6 weeks until crawling
This is a 5 weeks course, each week we will focus on different areas of the body, that enables you to have plenty of time to get familiar with the techniques, and by the end of the 5 weeks you will learn a massage routine that you can safely and confidently practise on your baby.
You'll learn more than a massage routine, you'll learn to listen and discover what your baby tells you, through the power of touch. Baby massage is love in action. Baby massage is a wonderful way of bonding with your baby, nurturing his/her development beside many other benefits.
I will also teach you some other valuable, simple techniques:
- to release symptoms of cold,
- to relieve teething pain
- an extra tummy massage routine for colic, constipation
- to soothe sleepless baby and more useful tips and advices.
You'll also receive:
- Course handout
- A bottle of organic sunflower oil
- Access to my closed Facebook group to interact with other mums
- A free 30 minutes follow up Zoom group call 2 weeks after your course
The classes are absolutely baby-led and planned in a flexible way that gives you enough time for practising even if you need to stop for a bit to take care of your baby's needs.
I'll do the utmost to hold a safe, relaxing space where you can connect not only with your baby but with other parents too and talk about any parenting topics or difficulties you might face and build friendships. I believe creating community and connecting with others is really important to feel strong and supported on your parenting journey.
Each sessions lasts approximately 60 minutes.
Group courses £70/parent/5 weeks course (They run at St Peter and St Paul Church in Teddington TW11 8PS in groups of 6 mums and babies)
One to One Home visit £150/5 weeks course
Group Home visit £95/parent/5 weeks course
If you'd like to arrange a home visit whether it's a one to one or with a group of friends please get in touch here
About baby massage
The tradition of baby massage goes back for centuries and provides a wide range of benefits for mothers and babies equally. During baby massage you will experience a lot of magical moments.
What makes baby massage to be so special is that it contains all the amazing elements that are crucial for creating and facilitating a bond between you and your baby. These are the following: eye contact, touch, oxytocin, sound of voice and smell. All of them are present when you massage your little one making it the perfect environment in which to encourage or continue bonding.
Benefits of baby massage:
Create a lasting bond between you and your baby, and gives the opportunity to spend some relaxing fun time together
Promote relaxation and can improve sleeping
Early introduction of nurturing touch can help so much for those mums and babies especially who had a difficult start by alleviating the stress that they experienced during a difficult pregnancy and/or birth
Massaging, relaxing your baby's tummy encourages the digestion, gives relief from colic, trapped wind or constipation
Can provide relief from the pain of teething
Ensure balanced body with the necessary flexibility in joints and enables healthy muscle tone and improves baby's coordination. It is very important we gain the flexibility first and then build the strength!
Provide a strong foundation for sitting and standing
Stimulate and support baby’s physical, emotional and social development