I'm thrilled to now offer Baby Massage classes in Brighton and Hove, in a group class or private 1:1 setting. Each course is four weeks long, and you'll leave having learnt a sequence of massage strokes to use on your baby for years to come. Baby massage is a wonderful bonding experience for you and your little one; full of benefits and teaching you a skill for life.
"Really lovely course and Laura was brilliant! I loved the atmosphere she created through her calming and friendly manner. The songs were a really good distraction when my son got a bit too wriggly!"
What is baby massage?
Therapeutic massage has been used in Eastern cultures for thousands of years, and infant massage has been practiced by families in Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America for centuries.
Vimala Schneider McClure founded the Association of Infant massage following her stay in India in the seventies, when she worked in an orphanage and was exposed to the daily practice of massaging, from the youngest to the oldest inhabitants.
Touch is such an important way to promote secure parent-child attachment, communicating love and respect. From my experience, babies love the massage and songs, and leave happy (and often ready for sleep!)
What are the benefits?
The benefits are (almost) endless, but here are a few key benefits for both baby and parent.
- It's an excellent way of connecting with your baby - a wonderful bonding experience for you both.
- It can help regulate and strengthen baby's digestive and respiratory systems, and stimulates the circulatory and nervous systems. Lots happen in a baby's body when being massaged!
- Tummy (and some back) massage can alleviate trapped wind, soothe colic and assist with constipation (get the spare nappies at the ready!)
- It gives parents a practical tool to help soothe their baby, empowering you with a life skill.
- It can improve quality of sleep - all round!
where, when and how much?
Please contact me for upcoming dates.
Each group course runs for four consecutive weeks and costs £45. This includes a bottle of massage oil (organic sunflower oil) and a booklet with all the massage strokes to take away.
Each course can accommodate eight parents and their babies, so you can either book on individually, or as a group altogether.
I also offer private 1:1 massage courses; one, two or three sessions long depending on your needs. Please contact me here for more details and for a free chat.
"Thanks very much, we both really enjoyed the course. We’ve also enjoyed putting it into practice at home. The digestion section has helped make a difference (!) and some of the face moves are part of our bedtime routine, so that’s been something really positive to take away from it. I also get lots of smiles while we’re doing it, which is always a bonus!"