Baby Massage is the perfect introduction to any activity with your Newborn Baby. The best time to learn massage, and introduce it to your baby, is from 8 weeks. At this age, they are still very new, and finding out about themselves, their bodies, and their parents. Receiving loving touch helps them to recognise and integrate sensory perceptions in a loving, gentle way. Once Massage has become part of their daily routine, you can continue to massage your baby for many years to come.
It’s also a great way to meet other new mums and grow a lovely network of new, lifelong friends.
The Course is 5 Weeks long, during which time you will learn a full massage routine including a session on the wonderfully calming Baby Reflexology, in a relaxed, friendly environment.
- Week 1 – Introduction and Chest, Arm and Hand Routine
- Week 2 – Abdominal Massage and Leg and Feet Routine
- Week 3 – Head and Face Massage and Back Massage Routine
- Week 4 – Baby Reflexology Session
- Week 5 – Full Routine Recap
Full Course Notes and Massage Oils are provided.
Occasionally your Baby may spend the entire session either sleeping or feeding. This is entirely normal for new babies, and is actually quite common in the classes! I have designed the course with this in mind, and there will be plenty of options to review and recap all the techniques and routines learned.
Mother and Baby Yoga
So, what is Baby Yoga?
It’s a fun exercise session for both you and your Baby, consisting of gentle movements and stretches, lifts, holds and swings. It offers your baby physical and mental development and stimulation, through the combination of touching, handling, singing and stroking, which brings about a powerful multi-sensory experience.
The Post-Natal element of the Classes help to gently tone and strengthen those areas in need of attention after having your baby – you know where they are! Abs, Pelvic Floor and Upper Back and Shoulders receive a good workout in each session. A perfect way to gently get back into appropriate exercise for your newly Post-Natal body.
As a new parent, you will learn to increase your confidence in actively handling and holding your baby. The Yoga movements enhance the development of your Baby’s nervous system, whilst strengthening their muscles and spine. It can help soothe an anxious baby, relieve colic and improve sleep patterns. In a 20 minute session, your Baby will receive as much physical activity as they would normally in a full day. This extra activity often leads to babies sleeping for longer and more deeply after a Yoga session. Yes, they really do!
No previous experience of yoga is necessary.