Your baby massage instructor is qualified and registered with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.
During the course your instructor will demonstrate the full body massage routine and yoga movement on Alice (a doll!). You will receive a 50ml bottle of massage oil, an instruction booklet and Certificate of Attendance for your keepsake box!
The classes are designed for babies from about 6 weeks old to crawling. They combine traditional Indian and Swedish massage strokes, reflexology and yoga.
You will learn skills and knowledge including pressure, rhythm, length of massage, the reasons why babies cry, their different cues and relaxation.
This is a relaxed, baby led class. You are encouraged to meet your baby’s needs. We will repeat the massage strokes throughout the course. The classes are a good opportunity for you to share experiences and support with others attending.
As well as the massage classes shown on our timetable, we deliver private classes both on a one to one basis or with a group. Use the Contact Us page to submit your request.
When attending classes, please wear comfortable clothes. For the safety of your baby we will be sitting on the floor.
Please bring with you:
There is wide ranging science supporting the benefits of massage on your little one.
An example of such research is a 2 year study published in "Asian Nursing Research" which sought to examine the effect of baby massage on attachment between mothers and their newborns. The results of the study started in June 2008, have shown that baby massage is effective in increasing the mother–infant attachment. The full academic article can be found here.