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Baby Massage

Babies love to be held and touched by their parents

A daily baby massage provides the perfect opportunity to meet your baby’s needs through skin-to-skin contact and deepens the bond between you. Regular baby massage aids relaxation and sleep, relieves wind and colic, and promotes healthy development and physical wellness, leaving you feeling happy and connected with your baby.

The benefits of newborn baby massage are wide-ranging. Numerous research studies have been published documenting all of the reasons why a baby massage is so vitally important, but for us, the feedback from parents is the most valuable.

Here is what parents on our courses have said about the advantages they found from attending our classes:

For their baby:

  • “It helps her relax and sleep longer.”
  • “She doesn’t cry as much as she used to. But when she does, I feel more relaxed and understand what she is telling me now.”
  • “I feel so connected with him; it has helped us bond more. Thank you”
  • “She has much less wind, and the colic has gone! Thank you so much for teaching me how to massage the stomach.”

For themselves:

  • “I feel much closer to him now.”
  • “Before I came to this class, I had no idea what his crying meant; I feel like I have a better understanding of his baby language now.”
  • “She is my second child, so having one-on-one time with her has been great; that’s not easy to get at home.”
  • “I feel so chilled out by the end of the class, and I love coming here.”
  • “This course has been amazing; I feel much more confident in my ability to be his mother now. I feel like I CAN do this!”

Our baby massage course offers much more than just the practical strokes of how to massage your baby. Each weekly session covers the baby massage strokes, gentle stretches, and time for discussing relevant parenting topics.

This discussion time is for mothers and fathers to share ideas and experiences (if they choose to) and ask questions to the group and the teacher. The usual things that parents want to discuss are sleeping, feeding, feelings and emotions, demands of becoming a parent, crying and being unable to put their baby down.

We teach the traditional and authentic baby massage routine over five weekly sessions. Plus, offer an additional 6th session on Saturday afternoons for the working parent to attend. The course contains the following practices:

  • Leg Massage (Week 1)
  • Stomach massage, including the colic routine and recap on leg strokes (Week 2)
  • Chest and arms massage and recap on stomach and legs (Week 3)
  • Face and back massage and recap all previous strokes (Week 4)
  • Whole body massage and gentle yoga stretches (Week 5)
  • An additional Saturday session for the working parent to attend and share massage with their baby (Week 6)

We choose not to mix baby massage with other new baby programs to protect babies from overstimulation. Our instructors are all fully qualified and insured and hold certification with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM). The teacher will never massage a baby. A parent or caregiver is the only person to touch or massage in our classes.

“Experienced and helpful staff, a very relaxing massage course for Moms and Babies coming with extra knowledge and a friendly atmosphere. Me and my daughter loved it a lot!” Olivia Alfonso

Bookings & Class Availability

Babies can attend from approx. six weeks old until they are sitting, and the cost of a 5-week course is £70 (inc. vat). We also offer a complimentary 6th session on Saturday afternoon for the working parent.

Our course includes full tuition of body massage and gentle yoga movements, a baby massage booklet, handouts and a 60ml jar of organic coconut oil.

Please book via our App or contact us for course dates. Before making a booking, please read our Terms & Conditions.

Postnatal Bundle Deal: Book a Coffee, Cake & Coping Course and Baby Massage together for £100. Usually £135!

If no classes are shown in the timetable below, please select a future date in the calendar.

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