Baby massage


Life today is hectic and fast paced, we spend a huge amount of our time running from one place to another trying to be superman or wonder women and we find ourselves feeling as though we haven’t sat down all day. At times like this we often think how lovely it would be to take a break, have a massage, a nice quiet cuddle with our little one and just stop. Baby massage classes are the perfect way to achieve this and so much more.

 

Baby massage classes are held in a lovely relaxed, clean and safe environment which will help you feel more relaxed and able to focus your time on your baby and yourself. What many don’t realise is that touch is the most developed of the five senses at birth and it is because of this that, like us babies enjoy the gentle feel of baby massage and find it very relaxing and even therapeutic. Whilst massaging your baby you will not only promote relaxation but learn to interpret baby’s non-verbal cues as well as help to boost his/her psychical and emotional wellbeing. Massage is a lovely way for you to express your love and care for your baby.

 

Some of the benefits for you and your baby:

  • Relieves the symptoms of trapped wind, colic, constipation, improving weight gain and easing teething pain among other things.
  • Baby massage is a wonderful way to spend one to one time with your baby, by massaging your baby you are increasing his/her physical contact which helps to make them feel loved, and reassured. You will start to notice that baby responds positively to your touch which will make you feel more reassured and confident. This will help develop the bond between you.
  • It has been proven that baby massage can help to reduce the signs and symptoms of Postnatal Depression.
  • Help with relaxation for both you and baby and aids restful sleep.
  • Dads often feel they miss out on a lot of the hands-on care of their babies, especially if they are at work and their baby is breastfed by massaging baby daily dad not only gets a little special one to one time but mum also gets a well-earned rest.
  • Stimulates and supports your baby’s physical, emotional and social development as well as giving you a wonderful fun way to meet other new parents.

I offer both group and private baby massage classes.