|about our baby massage classes
The first few months after the birth of a baby can be both joyful and challenging. Baby massage classes can help support parents through this time of change by allowing them the time and space to nurture themselves as well as their babies.
Five weekly sessions of 1 hour each held at St Mary Bourne and Andover.
St Mary Bourne - Mondays
10 February, 1:00 - 2:00pm (over six weeks - no class on 17 February) Course full
Andover, Picket Twenty - Wednesdays
4 March, 1:30 - 2:30pm Places available
22 April, 1:30 - 2:30pm Places available
See Contact page for venue details
For small groups of friends, at home or at a venue of your choice. Contact us to find a time and day that suits you.
|The course fee includes a file with stroke review, course notes and articles, organic massage oil, all refreshments and a Course Certificate.
For the baby, a massage is far more than a luxurious experience or physical therapy. It is a tool for maintaining health and well being on many different levels, as well as providing parent and baby with time to bond, relax and communicate with one another.
what are the benefits for babies?
what are the benefits for parents?
- Develops their first language, which is mainly touch
- Enhances their feeling of being loved, respected and secure
- Helps to strengthen and regulate their digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems
- Relieves symptoms of colic, gas and constipation
- Calms nervous system which leads to a more restful sleep
- Teaches babies how to be aware of their bodyís tension and how to release it.
Clinical evidence shows that loving, touching, nurturing contact between parent and baby has a positive impact on subsequent development. Baby Massage Classes are designed to show parents how to massage their baby safely and with confidence. The course has been designed by Hands on Babies.
- Develops confidence when handling their baby
- Enhances parent/baby communication
- Provides Ďpermissioní to relax with their baby
- Increases awareness of babyís growth and development
- Can assist with post-natal depression.
what does a course involve?
A Baby Massage Course lasts for five weekly sessions and each class lasts an hour and takes the format of practical massage including time for discussion and refreshments.
Our classes are baby led, so donít worry about the class coinciding with sleep or feed times. Spare dolls are available to practice on if your baby is sleeping so you donít have to miss out.
To reserve your place or for a course schedule please or call her on 07826 306948.