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“Baby massage has been the most invaluable skill I have learnt since having my

baby and have used the techniques every day since. Not only has the massage

helped to prevent colic and trapped wind, I'm also able to alleviate my baby’s

teething pain, help her sleep soundly through the night and bond deeper than I

thought possible.”  Baby Massage Client

 

Baby Massage

Baby Massage is available as either a 5-week group session or individual one-to-one sessions. Whichever session you choose you will learn to do a full body massage on your baby and learn Baby Yoga and Baby Reflexology techniques. The combined Massage, Yoga and Reflexology will give you the tools to soothe and relax your baby and help you deal naturally with a number of conditions such as colic, constipation, teething, eczema and poor sleep patterns.

Other benefits include:

  • Encouraging the bonding process
  • Improving the flow of oxygen and nutrients around the body
  • Helping prepare baby’s muscles for crawling and mobilising joints
  • Strengthening all body systems
  • Helping remove toxins from the body
  • Nourishing the skin and aiding skin complaints through the use of pure sunflower oil
  • Relaxing baby and reducing stress

To attend Baby Massage, babies should be at least 6-8 weeks old, have had their 6-8 week check and have no medical conditions where it would be inadvisable to massage such as infection, high temperature or a recent fracture. Babies can attend Baby Massage classes up to pre-toddling stage – however it is advisable to do it before they get too wriggly at around 6 months.

Group Sessions

These are small group classes with a maximum of 10 babies and the sessions are designed to be fun and informal. The course covers an easy to follow full head to toe massage sequence and yoga and reflexology routines. The course runs over 5 weeks for an hour a week between 1.30pm and 2.30pm. The sessions are held every Friday at St Peters Church Hall in Harborne which has on-site car parking and easy ground floor access.

Course Dates:

2012

  • 16 Nov – 14 Dec

2013

  • 11 Jan – 8 Feb
  • 1 Mar – 29 Mar
  • 19 Apr – 24 May
  • 14 Jun – 19 Jul
  • 6 Sept – 4 Oct
  • 11 Oct - 8 Nov
  • 21 Nov – 20 Dec

Cost

£45.00 for a 5 week course. Cost includes a small bottle of pure sunflower oil and a printed copy of the massage routine. All classes must be pre-booked.

One-to-One Baby Massage Tuition

This is a one hour session to teach you individually how to do a full body massage and yoga and reflexology routines on your baby and will be held at Renaissance. Babies need to follow the criteria above regarding age and health to receive massage. You also need to organise a time when you know your baby is not tired, hungry or grumpy to get the most out of this session.

The cost includes sunflower oil and a copy of the massage routine.

60 mins – £45.00

Tuition + Treatment

Your baby will normally sleep following a massage session so why not combine it with a treatment for you. Choose from a 30 minute Back/Shoulder/Neck Massage, Indian Head Massage, Express Facial or Reiki Healing.

Tuition + Treatment, 90 mins – £55.00

Tutor

Your tutor is Jane Hobbs who specialises in baby and pregnancy massage. She holds a Diploma in Baby Massage, accredited by the Guild of Infant and Child Massage and has been running group and individual baby massage tuition sessions since 2008. Jane is also an experienced pregnancy massage therapist working with mums- to-be from 12 weeks onwards.

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