Baby Massage Class

Baby massage has been a longstanding parenting tradition in many cultures, such as in India and Africa, and has been introduced to the western world during the last 30 years, gaining in popularity in the UK since the late 1990's.

All baby massage instructors within Tinylife are trained by the International Association of Infant Massage, UK

Baby massage is when a parent or primary carer lovingly strokes or holds their baby. Using a high quality non-fragranced vegetable oil, soothing holds and rhythmic strokes are given on each area of baby's body, following a sequence which has been developed over many years. The massage offers a wonderful experience and a special time to communicate both verbally and non-verbally with babies, so that they feel loved, valued and respected.

Parents who attend a Baby Massage course learn so much more than just a massage routine. Our comprehensive classes cover touch, movement, relaxation, interaction and communication. Many parents have already discovered the numerous benefits of baby massage.

Parents who have already attended our course tell us that the benefits can include:

For your baby

  • Helping your baby to feel securely attached
  • Helping your baby to feel more loved, valued and respected
  • Reduced crying and emotional distress
  • Increased levels of relaxation and longer sleep
  • Development of body awareness and coordination
  • Relief from wind, colic, constipation and teething discomfort


For parents

  • Feeling closer to your baby
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of your baby's behaviour, crying and body language
  • Providing an enjoyable opportunity for you to spend one-to-one time with your baby
  • Feeling the relaxing effects of giving your baby a massage
  • Increased confidence in your ability to care for and nurture your baby
  • Learning a life-long parenting skill

 

Our classes are:

  • held in small groups to ensure personalised attention.
  • baby lead – its okay for babies to cry
  • supportive group sessions where parents can share experiences and learn from each other while having fun.
  • recommended for infants from birth to pre crawling age.

For more information on classes in your area see our family support events.

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