Welcome all new parents and carers to a 6 week Baby Massage course.
I currently run classes at 2 locations: Lilypads Childrens Centre (Chineham Library) and Westside Childrens Centre: Westside Community Centre. Price: £35 for 6 weeks.
Please add your name to the waiting list and we will contact you when a space becomes available for you and your baby.
What is baby massage?
Baby massage is gentle, rhythmic stroking of your baby's body with your hands. As part of your massage routine, you can also gently manipulate your baby's ankles, wrists and fingers.
What are the benefits of baby massage?
There are lots of ways baby massage can benefit not just your baby. Massage can be particularly good for premature babies, helping them to grow and thrive. But massage is good for full-term babies too. In fact, all small children can benefit from massage.
Massage may help your baby to:
- strengthen his/her attachment to you
- improve common ailments including trapped wind, colic, teething pain and dry skin
- stay relaxed
- cry less
- sleep better
You may find giving your baby a massage lifts your mood and helps you to feel more empowered as a parent. It helps you to understand their subtle non-verbal language and develop your ability to listen to them laying down the foundations of trust and security which will help you build a happy and confident relationship with your baby for the future.
Baby massage can be great for dads, too. Some dads may miss out on a lot of the hands-on care of their babies, especially if they are at work and their baby is breastfed. A regular massage with dad can become a routine, perhaps at bedtime, that helps to bring them closer.
Price for the 6 week course: £35.00