This is one of THE most friendly and social classes you will get.
Book onto a 5 week course and you will learn how to do a full body massage routine to relax your baby and help with pain from wind, colic, constipation and teething.
After each class we spend time having a cuppa and a biscuit and a chat, no better way to meet other Mums and share tips and advice.
Your course will be delivered by a qualified experienced instructor, certified by the International Association of Infant Massage , therefore allowing you to ask questions and get support during and after the sessions.
The IAIM was founded in 1986 and has the aim of promoting the benefits of baby massage to the Western world. Most notably the curriculum is approved by the Royal College of Midwives and the Complementary Therapists Association. Most of all I will teach you much more than just the basic massage routine. In addition to the standard massage strokes, the curriculum covers touch, movement, relaxation, interaction and communication with songs and rhymes to create a fun and interactive class.
Why not book your place on a Blissed Out Babies Baby Massage course and discover the many benefits of baby massage.
Baby massage has many benefits for both parent and baby and has been practiced in cultures around the world for hundreds of years. Furthermore, studies from around the world have shown that it reduces post-natal depression and can improve mother/baby relationships. More than that though, we spend as much time in class having a cuppa and a chat as we do learning the massage. It is so important to be able to meet like minded people who are also on the maternity leave journey. This is one of the most social classes you will come to!
* Helps your baby to feel securely attached * Helps your baby to feel more loved, valued and respected * Reduces crying and emotional distress * Increases levels of relaxation and longer sleep * Development of body awareness and coordination * Relief from wind, colic, constipation and teething discomfort
* Feel closer to your baby * Gain a deeper understanding of your baby’s behaviour, crying and body language * Provides an enjoyable opportunity for you to spend one-to-one time with your baby * Feel the relaxing effects of giving your baby a massage * Increases confidence in your ability to care for and nurture your baby * Learn a life-long parenting skill * Meet other new parents
Life is just sometimes so busy, take this opportunity to spend one on one time with your baby doing something a little different. I can almost guarantee you will feel better after coming along to this class!
As an experienced Certified Infant Massage Instructor as well as a Qualified Sleep Coach, I can offer you tips and advice to help you. Even more than that, the group is a brilliant way to feel supported in the early days.
There is as much time learning the massage as we do making time for that all important cuppa and chat. This is not a class where you in and out before the next class starts, this is a space for you to take time out and relax when your baby is chilling after their lovely massage.
Just you, your baby and your usual nappy bag plus a small towel or blanket.
I provide the organic massage oil, mats, cushions and refreshments.
Each course is 5 weeks long (excluding Bank Holidays, please check timetable).
Each session is around 90 minutes long, we do 30-45 minutes of massage then the rest of the session is for you to relax and have a chat with the other Mums.
Baby Massage is suitable from newborn to pre-crawling.
I have had clients with 3 week old babies and clients with 9 month old babies. It is all about when you feel ready to get out of the house with your little one.
If your little one is on the move but you would still like to try baby massage, please get in touch.
Wear something comfortable as we will be sitting on the floor for the whole session. Please get in touch if you have any accessibility requirements.
Wearing layers is a good ideas as the room can get really warm for keeping the babies happy when they are undressed.
That is absolutely fine, these classes are baby-led so you are welcome to do whatever you need sat on your mat.
If your baby naps or is feeding you can just watch the demonstration of the strokes then practice at home. All is not lost and at least you still get a cuppa and chat at the end!
Absolutely not! Twins and multiples are more than welcome at the same price.
I can help with one of the babies if you need me to (although I won’t massage them) or you are welcome to bring along a friend or family member to help for no extra cost.
Everyone is welcome in whatever mood they are in!
I often find that when Mums say their babies will be a nightmare in class because they have been grumpy at home that it isnt the case. Coming to class can be a welcome distraction plus having a lovely massage can really help to improve their mood.
It is also a great way for you to feel better too, so please just come along.