I offer private baby massage courses to individuals/couples who want to learn about baby massage in the comfort of their own home.  If you have a group of friends looking to do a baby massage course I also offer weekly sessions (if one person can host)

Baby Massage

Baby massage is a longstanding parenting tradition in many cultures and has gained in popularity in the UK since the late 1990's.

 

Baby massage is when a parent or primary carer lovingly strokes or holds their baby.  Using quality non-fragranced vegetable oil, soothing holds and rhythmic strokes are given on each area of baby's body, following a sequence that has been developed over many years.  The massage offers a wonderful experience and a special time to communicate both verbally and non-verbally with babies, so that they feel loved, valued and respected.

 

The Benefits of Baby Massage

 

For your baby:

 

  • Helping your baby to feel securely attached

  • Helping your baby to feel more loved, valued and respected

  • Reduced crying and emotional distress

  • Increased levels or relaxation and longer sleep

  • Development of body awareness and coordination

  • Relief from wind, colic, constipation and teething discomfort

 

For you:

 

  • Feeling closer to your baby

  • Gaining a deeper understanding of your baby's behaviour, crying and body language

  • Providing an enjoyable opportunity to spend one-to-one time with your baby

  • Feeling the relaxing effects of giving your baby a massage

  • Increased confidence in your ability to care for and nurture your baby

  • Learning a life-long parenting skill

Newborn

Baby Massage Course

My course is available in both a group environment in Crystal Palace or if you want to host your antenatal group please contact me) or on a one-to-one basis.  They are taught over five weeks in order to give both the parent and baby time to learn and become accustomed to the massage.  They are suitable for all parents and all babies up to one year old. 

 

The course is baby led, so don’t be concerned about the class coinciding with sleep or feed time.  My classes are all about communication, it really is fine if your baby cries as this is naturally one of the ways they express their needs.  I will encourage you to respond promptly and sensitively to your baby.

 

My baby massage course includes:

 

  • Massage for legs, feet, stomach, chest, arms, hands, face and back

  • A short colic routine

  • Gentle movements

  • Touch relaxation

  • The best time and for how long to massage

  • What oils to use

  • The importance of good positioning

  • How to adapt the strokes for your baby’s individual needs and the growing child

     

     

How much are Baby Massage classes?

A group course of five weekly baby massage sessions cost £70

 

Each session is 40 minutes allowing time for parents to chat and share experiences. Please get in touch regarding private 1:1 courses.

 

This includes handouts demonstrating the strokes, a bottle of oil, a booklet and a certificate.