The sense of touch is the first sense to develop in the womb and the last to leave us before we die.
Baby massage is a wonderful way to spend time with your new baby.
Research suggests baby massage has the following benefits;
- Relaxes the baby and helps them to sleep better
- Reduces colic and digestive problems
- Boosts the immune system
- Helps with bonding
- Reduces postnatal depression
My classes follow the IAIM programme created by Vimala McClure which is taught in 50 countries.
I am CRB checked and am a fully insured member of the IPTI
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The course runs over 5 weeks which allows plenty of time to learn and become accustomed to the massage strokes.
Each week, as well as learning a new part of the body, we repeat the massage strokes we have learnt in previous weeks which allows time to practice and reinforce your learning. All of the techniques are demonstrated, by me, on a doll, and explained in full as you massage your own baby.
There is then an opportunity for discussion prior to having a cup of tea or coffee and home made cake! Its a great way to meet other Mum's.
The sessions are totally baby led so you are welcome to feed change and attend to your babies needs throughout the sessions
The course costs £50 and this includes a pot of massage oil, full detailed hand outs and refreshments including home made cake!
Courses are suitable for babies from birth to a year old. The ideal age to start the course is once your baby is over 4 weeks old. Babies who are less than 4 weeks often need frequent feeds/cuddles and attention, so it can be easier to wait until after this time to start the course so you and your baby can get the full benefit of having time practice the massage during the sessions.
Each session lasts for 60 - 90 mins dependant on the needs of the group.
The courses are run from the Salvation Army community Church in Sythwood, Goldsworth Park to see a Map click here
Last updated 02/11/17
Tues 31st Oct, 7th, 21st & 28th Nov & 5th Dec 2017 2.15-3.45pm
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Tues 9th Jan, 16th & 23rd Jan, 6th & 13th Feb 2018 2.15 - 3.45pm
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Tues 20th Feb & 27th Feb, 6th, 13th & 20th March 2.15-3.45pm
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Tues 27th March, 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th April 2018 2.15-3.45pm
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(last updated 02/11/17)
TO BOOK YOUR PLACE OR FOR FURTHER INFO please email by clicking here and include your name, your baby's name and age (if already born!) and your choice of dates, or alternatively call on 01483 770177.
Private Antenatal/ Friends group sessions;
If you are part of an antenatal group or have a group of friends that would like to take part in a private baby massage course, I am very happy to run a course for you. Normally one of the group hosts the course in their own home on a mutually convenient day/time. You don't need much room just enough for each Mum to sit with their baby lying in front of them. Costs vary dependant on size of group please contact me to discuss your requirements further.
One to one private sessions
These sessions take place in the comfort of your own home and are arranged at a mutually convenient time allowing your partner to learn the massage techniques at the same time if you prefer .
I recommend 2 sessions of 45 mins which allows time for you to learn the full body massage, I demonstrate on a doll and you can practice on your baby if they are in the mood, or on another doll if they are not! You are also welcome to book further sessions as you require.
Children's Centre Courses
I also run sessions at Brookwood Children's Centre, Poplars Children's Centre in New Haw, Sayes Court Children's Centre in Addlestone , The Haven Children's centre in Staines, Three Rivers Children's centre in West Molesey & Chertsey Children's Centre, please contact the children's centre for further information. Details of all courses are available to view here
***Gift certificates available, they make perfect new baby presents***
What Mum's Say about the massage course;
''I loved the format- this way I was able to memorise each stage easily''
'' The course has been an oasis of calm in an otherwise hectic week. I've looked forward to each session ''
'' I enjoyed having dedicated one-on-one time with my daughter''
''I enjoyed bonding with my baby in a new way and the weekly discussions with th other Mums it was nice to know we were all experiencing the same things!''
'' My baby always slept so well on a Tuesday night after the sessions!''
Please see Netmums for further reviews of the sessions