Baby Massage can help with the discomfort of colic, other common digestive problems and sleep problems. It also helps to release the natural “happy” endorphins that babies are great at producing, so for most babies, massage is a highly enjoyable experience. Pain produces tension, and tension goes to the muscles of the body. Babies biggest muscles are in their bottoms, so they tighten these muscles, keeping any trapped wind inside. We can therefore help them with massage, to relax these muscles, and in doing so, release the tension, and therefore the pain. It can also improve muscle and bone development and general skin health. It is also great for encouraging a baby’s reflex ability and their motor skills.
Touch relaxes, soothes, calms and reassures babies, and can often improve the bond between parent and child. It can be especially useful for working parents, who want to spend some extra special quality time with their babies. Early bonding is important to give the child comfort and reassurance. The majority of babies respond extremely well to touch, and extending this through regular massage can make them feel extra special.
I offer both ‘Individual Sessions’ for you and your baby, as well as more cost-effective ‘Group Sessions’ which can be done at your home with your friends, where I teach you all how to massage your own babies. What better excuse for you all to get together than to learn Baby Massage?
Session times can be booked to suit you, and can be held at your home or mine as you prefer (within 10 miles of Cranleigh, or travelling time and costs will be added). Individual Sessions last approximately one hour, during which time I will massage your baby, and then you massage them as I provide you with one-to-one tutoring, so that you can then use the techniques yourself with your baby at home on a regular basis.
Group Sessions last approximately one and a half to two hours, during which time I will demonstrate the massage techniques, and provide tutoring to the carers as they learn, by massaging their own babies. I will provide all the beautiful base and essential oil blends required for the session, that are suitable and at the correct dosage for use with babies. Mums need only to provide towels for their own baby, and their normal changing bags and feeds!
You will also be provided with a handout to take home at the end of the session, with guidance for using the techniques learnt at home.
Individual Sessions – 60 mins – £55.00 (Wellbeing Account Clients £45.00)
Group Sessions (up to 6 carers and babies) – 90-120 mins – £95.00 (Wellbeing Account Clients £85.00)
(please note prices are based on sessions carried out at my home, or at your home within 10 miles of Cranleigh, Surrey). Travelling expenses will be charged for locations outside of this area.