There are many benefits and reasons why you should do baby massage with your child; you may notice the following are immediate benefits of baby massage:
- increased sleep duration
- improved blood circulation
- better muscle tone and deep relaxation
- calmness from the reduction of hormones that cause stress
- helps to relax both you and your baby
- strengthens the bond between mother, father and child
- stimulates all of your baby’s major systems – co-ordination, respiration, digestion, learning ability and language development.
It is useful to know that baby massage is especially important for premature babies as we can adapt the massage to help to increase weight gain and help to prevent other complications. Babies with delayed development and special needs also benefit from regular baby massage.
What happens during a baby massage course?
During a baby massage course, you and your baby will be guided through a relaxing series of massage techniques, which are specifically designed to help to achieve great results if done regularly. The baby massage itself is very gentle, yet effective, and is relaxing for both you and your baby. We welcome both mothers and fathers on our courses and we often have a good mixture of both on our courses. The baby massage courses are suitable for most babies over six weeks old, and it’s often easier to settle into a routine after this age! Our instructors are trained to support parents at every step of the way in providing a nurturing touch to their child and assisting in optimal development.
Baby massage courses for your baby
Baby massage is suitable for most babies over six weeks; they all have a need for touch and communication regardless of their physical and medical conditions. We have qualified therapists on site who are trained to help with medical advice when it comes to the safety of your baby. Our instructors carry all the required qualifications needed to help guide you and your baby through a relaxing experience.
How to find out more about baby massage courses
The best way to find out more about our baby massage courses is to send us your details using our simple online form so we can arrange for the right person to speak to you and give you more information.
Our courses are run on a four week basis and we have courses starting at regular intervals so don’t worry – we will find a space for you. If you would like to call the clinic, then we can arrange for someone to speak to you about when and where the next courses are starting.
If you would like to book onto the next available space on our courses, then you can call us on 0800 0724 012 and someone will be able to help you.
Our instructor is Charis Samuels and you can read more about her here.