Baby Massage Classes
(IAIM) International Association of Infant Massage
Who are the classes for?
This 5 week programme is suitable for all babies from birth to 1 year old. My classes are mainly for babies aged 8+weeks up to pre-crawling. I also offer 1:1 classes.
Where do classes take place?
Classes take place at my home in Staines or at other locations locally. I can also travel to your home if you prefer.
**During lockdown/social distancing, group classes are online via Zoom but the emphasis is still on creating a safe space for parents and babies to relax and learn together.**
What are classes like?
Classes are small, relaxed and baby-led. Each week we massage a different part of the body, before revisiting what we have covered in previous sessions. (I demonstrate the massage strokes on a special doll).
We end each class with a poem or a quotation and some informal discussion while we enjoy refreshments. I provide parent booklets which you can take home.
I'm worried my baby will cry a lot in the class/will need feeding half way through. Should I still come?
Yes! Please be reassured that our classes are baby-led which means that feeding, nappy changing, crying or sleeping may all happen at some point. I encourage all parents to see to their baby's needs before starting/continuing massage.
How can massage help my baby?
Massage helps your baby to feel securely attached; it reduces crying and emotional distress; increases levels of relaxation; develops body awareness; and provides some relief from wind, colic and constipation.
How does massaging my baby help me?
Massaging your baby helps you feel closer to him/her; gives you an increased understanding of your baby; brings you the relaxing benefits of giving your baby nurturing touch; offers you focused time with your baby; provides an opportunity to socialise and share parenting experiences in a welcoming & supportive environment; and last, but not least, you can have fun whilst learning a life-long skill.
How do I book?
Please contact me for latest info on class dates and availability. Thank you.
Small group classes take place at my home in Staines and at other locations during the week.
Cost is £50 per 5-week course. Please contact me for latest course dates.
I also offer 1:1 classes and classes for groups of friends. Sometimes I travel to do classes at clients' homes. Extra charges apply. Please enquire.
**Covid-19 update - online Zoom classes. £25 per 5 week course during lockdown/social distancing**