Baby massage is a great way to bond and interact with your baby, and helps you to understand your baby’s cues. It encourages positive interaction with your child.
Touch is a new-born’s first language and the primary means of communication. It is an important way to promote secure parent-child attachment and is used all over the world. Massaging your baby allows you to express affection, and to fulfil your baby’s need for physical contact and all round well-being.
Infant massage is a way of affirming love, care and respect through touch, and it has been shown to have many benefits in relation to both parent-child attachment and also a child’s development. Massage is an activity that mothers and caregivers do with their infants, not to their infants. It is an interaction that involves gentle strokes and caresses over the infant’s skin.
There are many benefits of baby massage not only for babies, but also for parents.
Extensive studies and research that has been done on baby massage show the positive impact of massage on individuals and society –
Our classes run for 4 or 5 weeks, with one class each week.
We will adapt our class accordingly so all parents/carers attending can benefit as much as possible. Most importantly our classes are relaxed and fun!
We also offer 1-to-1 training for individual parents/caregivers. In these classes we cover the same techniques as in the group classes, but if you feel you would like to focus on anything in particular then please let us know and we can do this.
The group and individual sessions can be held at our venues, or we offer a home service for those who may find it difficult to venture out.