BABY MASSAGE CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR SEPTEMBER!
Massage from birth has been used for thousands of years in many cultures and is also a part of practised medicine.
Around 30 years ago Baby Massage and Skin to Skin contact (Kangaroo care) were introduced in to Neonatal units. Studies showed huge improvements in premature babies, reducing their time spent in hospitals.
Baby massage is now a gorgeous activity that parents can attend as part of a group or one on one from their own homes
Benefits of Baby Massage
-Communication and Bonding
Babies cannot talk to us but this does not mean they cannot communicate with us. It is becoming more apparent and well known that baby massage improves the communication between parent and baby/child, raising awareness to baby’s needs and enabling them to read their cues.
In turn this improves the bonds between parent and baby, boosts parents self-esteem and for mums this can improve their well-being, particularly if she is suffering from post-natal depression.
–Relaxation, Sleep and Less Crying
Whilst massaging your little one you are both releasing some fabulous feel good hormones called “endorphins” and you are reducing your stress hormones “cortisol”
More endorphins and less cortisol will promote less crying (for both of you) and much better sleep (for both of you), after all, we all sleep better when we are calm and stress free.
-Growth and Development
Baby massage improves skin condition, weight development, circulation, immune system, lymphatic system, colic, wind, constipation, teething, deepens & regulates breathing and helps baby to understand that everything is connected.
How it works and what’s provided
1. 5 weekly sessions
2. 1.5 hours per session
3. Cold pressed organic coconut oil
4. Parent handouts
5. Mat, cushion and towel
6. Refreshments and snacks
7. Certificate upon completion
What to expect:
A baby massage course comprises of 5 weekly sessions of 1.5 hours. The whole idea of these sessions is to create a happy and relaxed atmosphere, a happy and relaxed parent and a happy and relaxed baby. We focus on babies needs so changing and feeding is encouraged in the class and should your little one be asleep there is no need to wake them. We have dolls you can use to practice on or just enjoy a moment to yourself maybe indulge with a cuppa and a biscuit.
A mat and cushion will be provided and you will also receive a bottle of cold pressed organic coconut oil and laminated parent handouts so you can keep massaging baby at home. We start the sessions with a little introduction and relaxation, followed by some massage. We have a break half way through for refreshments and nibbles and will also cover a little bit of theory such as information on colic, crying, behavioral states, benefits of massage, story massage etc We then repeat the massage once more before ending the session with a little discussion. This can be a great way to get chatting with other parents, sharing thoughts, experiences and any helpful tricks and tips 😊
What age can I start baby massage with my little one?
From birth to 1 year, however the first month or 2 can be quite overwhelming for both parents and baby. If you feel unsure whether you and your little one are ready to attend please just get in touch with any questions or concerns.
A final word In our experience, to achieve maximum benefit from baby massage, we have found that making it part of your little one’s bed-time routine, particularly after a bath, really aids a good night’s sleep. After all, who wouldn’t want to have a massage before bed?
All new At home Baby Massage Kit
Here by popular demand
-Since becoming a parent, have you all of a sudden realised how hard time keeping is?
-Are you late to most groups, can’t take phone calls whenever you want?
-Have you realised how hard it can be to get you and your little one dressed before they need another feed, change or something else?
This is why this at home baby massage kit is the perfect solution
You will get a fabulous little bundle, containing:
Eco Tote Bag
60ml Organic Coconut Oil
100% Egyption Cotton Hand Towel
Laminated Parent Handouts
USB Containing Recorded Baby Massage Course
You will be invited to join our Facebook page for a social aspect to join other parents
NO TIME KEEPING NECESSARY
PYJAMAS ESSENTIAL 😉
The Bebes Tranquilos baby massage courses are held at St Paul’s Church in St Albans.
The building is fully accessible to everyone and has a ramp to the main entrance as well as steps for those using buggies. Our entrance also has automatic doors for easy access. The church has a small car park, but please note that during the week (Mon-Fri) there is restricted parking in Blandford Road, with parking by permit only between 1.30-3.30pm. Parking is also available at Morrisons.
Each of our sessions include time for coffee and a chat .
Course dates- Monday’s
COURSE September/October 10-11:30 am
28th, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
COURSE November 10:00-11:30am
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
St Paul’s Church, Blanford Road, St Albans, AL1 4JP