Baby massage prepares you with the tender touch skills to enhance a special bonding experience with your precious newborn, we can support you when baby arrives refining these wonderful skills with a follow up session. Massage has many benefits and you can adapt these skills to maintain special bond and a trusting relationship throughout your child’s developing years.
Avoid missing out on your “local group sessions” because you and baby had a difficult night or it’s just not the right time for baby to have a massage. By learning baby massage you can perform baby massage in the comfort of your own environment and at a time that suits baby and you, sharing relaxing and quality time together.
Baby massage is a wonderful natural way for parents to connect and bond with their newborn getting to know each other through a positive, nurturing, loving and tender touch. Bonding with baby is initially with skin to skin contact promoting recognition, unconditional love, self esteem & confidence in parenting, progressing with baby massage techniques that build on familiarity, installing trust, reassurance and comfort.
Baby massage has many emotional and physical benefits and can be used to create important routines such as "bath, baby massage & bedtime" to soothe & calm baby in preparation for sleep. Baby massage promotes relaxation, promotes skin health by improving circulation, aid digestion. Massage can support baby through developmental milestones and with issues such as constipation, colic or teething. Home visits to teach baby massage are available.
Learn full baby massage routine on life size dolls in a relaxed and calm environment
Covers all aspects of Baby Massage
• Origins & history of baby massage
• Importance of universal language of love & touch
• Benefits of baby & infant massage
• Contra-indications to baby massage
• How to carry out a full baby massage routine
• Learn to recognise your baby’s signals for massage
• Baby massage and music
• Natural massage oils & safety
• Baby massage techniques for constipation, wind, colic & teething
Gain confidence as a new mum, handouts are given for you to practice baby massage at home in preparation for the arrival of your new bundle of joy
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