Baby massage is a wonderful experience for both carer and baby
WHAT IS BABY MASSAGE?
Baby massage is a centuries-old tradition which can help give a child the best possible start in life health happiness, security and a feeling of being loved. The benefits of baby massage for both mother and baby are significant, impressive and undisputed and are widely endorsed by medical practitioners across the world. Whilst it may sound too good to be true baby massage could be the key to a happy healthy secure baby.
Baby massage involves the parent or caregiver learning series of strokes and massage techniques in order to enhance their baby’s physiological and psychological development and to deepen the parent-infant BOND through nurturing touch. Nurturing touch supports and to deepen the parent. Infant bond through nurturing touch. Nurturing touch supports the parent-infant relationship and promotes sensitive, attuned parenting.
As well as learning the massage sequence, infant massage is about discovering new-born communication through their body language (non-verbal communication) Learning how to interpret this in terms of whether they would like a massage or not, As a teacher, it is important that the parents know that they only massage the babies if they are excepting the massage on that day.
It is important to note that the sessions are run on the basis that the babies need always come first. Whether a child needs feeding changing or whether they are unsettled that day. THEIR NEEDS COME
FIRST… Claire never forgets that all new mums are in the same boat and that all children don’t always operate to our timetables- much as we would like them to sometimes. There is no pressure and I will never judge...
All classes are non-judgemental and are held in a supportive and friendly environment.
"Human beings cannot survive without touch: It is a basic behavioural need. Without touch, the human infant will surely die. With a healthy touch, the human infant not only survives but thrives"
Dr Ashley Montagu