|Loving Baby Massage courses are sociable, relaxed and fun. Classes are supportive and very much baby led. Having a relaxed and informal environment is hugely important, meaning that all baby behavior is welcome, no matter how unpredictable!
In classes, only you massage your baby whilst I demonstrate on my doll (Caitlyn). We ask permission from the babies to follow their cues. This helps to develop communication between you and your baby, as well as feelings such as trust and respect.
Pressure, rate, rhythm, the length of the massage, respect, bonding, why babies cry, babies' body language, relaxation, and parent empowerment are some of the skills and topics you will learn on my course.
My classes offer a supportive group environment where parents can share their experiences and learn from each other while having fun. I welcome babies to be babies, so please do not be concerned about class times coinciding with sleep or feed times, or your baby crying.
My courses run for either 4 or 5 weeks, term time only, each class lasting one hour. You will be guided through a step by step massage routine in accordance with the International Association of Infant Massage which combines a balance of relaxing and stimulating massage, reflexology techniques together with principles of yoga movement.
Included is a 50ml bottle of organic fractionated coconut oil, along with a detailed handout booklet, a quick reference guide, and a weather massage leaflet. On completion of the course each parent and baby is awarded a Certificate of Achievement. Definately something to be added to your baby's keepsake box!
At the end of each class refreshments are provided along with time for you to socialise and get to know the other parents on the course.
Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 10 to ensure personalized attention. NCT groups welcome.
The recommended age for group classes is from birth to one (although it does get a bit tricky once baby is on the move!).
Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
PRIVATE CLASSES ALSO AVAILABLE in the comfort of your own home, either one to one or a group of friends. Please call or email to enquire.
Gift vouchers are also available. For that something different, these make a wonderful gift.
I offer free colic/wind advice, please call or email for details.
The colic routine may be shown before or after a session, by appointment only.
I also work with the Children's Centres whom I have a good relationship with to provide free places on my courses. This enables baby massage and it's many benefits to be accessible to all.