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 6 weeks up to 1 year 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.
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?
- A bottle of massage oil for you to use and keep
- Handouts with all the movements on for you to take home each week
- 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
I 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.