Being a parent is the most important job in the world, and isn’t always easy. Baby Massage can help support you through this time of change by offering some uninterrupted time of getting to know your baby and letting your baby get to know you. Baby Massage is designed for you with your baby from 8 weeks up to 12 months and I follow a programme which is designed to show parents / carers how to safely massage with confidence.

My classes focus on the babies needs and making sure they come first, therefore if a baby needs feeding, changing or is unsettled their needs will always take priority.

During the class I demonstrate routines on a doll. I do not touch your baby. The classes begin with relaxation techniques for parents/carers and then each class focuses on a particular part of the baby’s body for massage. If a baby is asleep, do not worry, I encourage babies to do exactly as they want to so there’s no need to wake them, you can practice the strokes on the demonstration doll and when you get home you can do it for real with your baby in your own time, when your baby is ready to receive a massage.

Below is an overview of my 5 Week Course Structure
Each week we work on a different part of the body and also include breathing meditation to help teach your baby to calm themselves and increases your relaxation. I will also be encouraging parents to take part in skin-to-skin time with their babies. Below is a brief outline of what we will cover each week;

Week 1
Introduction to baby massage. How and when to effectively massage baby. Benefits and Contraindications. Oils and patch test. Permission to massage.
Massage techniques for the legs and feet.
Meditation – in through the nose and out through the mouth

Week 2
Tummy trouble and digestive issues. You will learn how to relieve the discomfort associated with colic, wind, congestion and constipation.
Parachute play and object permanence (peekaboo with scarves and singing)
Meditation – Balloon bellies

Week 3
Encourage sleep as we massage the chest. Boost the circulatory system and give the immune system a helping hand as we massage the arms and hands.
Skin-to-skin meditation – you are encouraged to wear loose clothing for this part of the session

Week 4
Soothe and sleep techniques for the face as well as teething pain relief sequence and nasal congestion.
Deep relaxation techniques on the back.
Skin-to-skin meditation – you are encouraged to wear loose clothing for this part of the session

Week 5
Full Body Massage Routine put together plus the Colic Routine to use in conjunction with those moves learnt in week 2

All of my sessions finish with refreshments where you can relax and unwind whilst getting to know other new parents as well as letting your baby make some new friends.

There is no pressure in the classes, you can engage as much or as little as you wish as my classes are relaxed and you will always be put at ease, and most importantly they are fun for both you and your baby. By the end of the course you and your baby will have made some great new friends and have learnt beneficial massage techniques to use at home safely with your baby.

The massage strokes consist of Indian style massage, Swedish massage, reflexology and gentle yoga style exercises.

What is included?

The course is made up of four 60 minute sessions and includes:
  • A bottle of massage oil for you to use and keep
  • Emailed handout's with all the movements on at the end of the course
  • Massage mat for you and baby to be comfortable in the class
  • Expert baby massage tuition
  • All you have to bring is a towel for your baby to lay on and a cushion to sit on

As an added BONUS, for every parent that signs up for my 5 week Baby Massage course, you will be gifted free of charge, access to a free online baby massage course to help support your learning from your classes. This will be gifted at the end of the course along with your certificate.

This on-line course is designed to support your classes, by providing online tuition. No other training provider does this and it makes my classes unique. It's a way of supporting my clients even more it also makes an impact on the world by helping to promote the benefits of baby massage, touch and connection and keeping parents and children connected through regular practice at home.

I also understand how difficult it can be to find sessions to suit your babies routine, so I offer evening, one-to-one and group baby massage sessions. If you prefer your own home to host the sessions during the day I can travel to you and teach in your own home.

And don’t forget Dad, baby massage is not just for Mums. It is just as important for Dads to feel included and experience the benefits and enjoy special bonding time. I can arrange a one-to-one session for an individual or group of Dads if they aren’t able to attend the class sessions. Contact me to discuss your requirements. Saturday morning sessions are now available in Trowbridge, view my venue page for dates.