Baby massage is a wonderful experience for you and a baby.
Well known anthropologist Dr Ashley Montagu wrote: "Human beings cannot survive without touch; it is a basic behavioural need". Without touch, the human infant will surely die. With healthy touch, the human infant not only survives, but thrives. Baby massage not only encourages and aids the bonding process between baby and parent, but it also has countless other benefits for everyone involved.
Baby massage benefits include:
Interaction: the benefits associated with improved communication between carer and baby (both verbal and non-verbal), this links closely with improved bonding and attachment outcomes, increased confidence in parenting and all round improved baby handling skills. There are also the benefits of peer-to-peer interaction within the class environment, groups of new parents having the opportunity to meet and chat can have many beneficial outcomes in terms of social interaction, reducing isolation and provides a very positive environment for peer-to-peer support
Stimulation: the hands on babies routine works all over babies body from the head to babies toes. Our strokes are designed to stimulate many of babies internal systems (for example the digestive system and the nervous system). By regularly stimulating our babies systems (hopefully a part of the daily care routine) we will be giving our babies internal systems a gentle work-out each day. The more we exercise our internal systems the better overall wellbeing we will achieve
Relief: baby massage has been proven to ease many common baby aliments, such as digestive problems, teething, nasal congestion and sleep issues for example. hands on babies also has developed two specific stand alone routines designed to help with colic and teething which many mums have reported as being immensely helpful with these often troublesome and distressing common concerns. These routines would be taught to your attendees
Relaxation: the process of massage helps to release oxytocin in both our babies system and also in our carers doing the massage. Oxytocin is a stress busting hormone that combats stress, improves relaxation and also works as a natural pain reliever. Our teaching focuses on delivering classes which are friendly, non-judgemental and informal this is essential for to carers feel relaxed, calm and therefore enjoy the process.
Both mother and father are invited to this session. In addition, I also run father only session.
This class consists of five weekly sessions of approximately 30-40 minutes each over two to five weeks, pending how many classes you would like to do during the week. During these five sessions we will cover all body parts. If you would like to continue beyond 5th week there is option to get individual classes. I offer flexible arrangements to suits parents needs, three sessions also available, please contact me prior making a booking.
Please note you will only schedule your first session when making a booking, rest will be scheduled by contacting me directly.
Private and group classes available.