Becoming a mum is a very joyous but also stressful time; you can feel like you’re stuck in a cycle of endless nappy changes, feeding and trying to soothe cry’s. Baby massage enables you to have some wonderful one on one time with your precious little bundle, in a relaxed and calm atmosphere.
When I do baby massage with my youngest daughter, Daisy looks all gooey at me and connects right into my eyes, I could just burst with love, every mom should experience that.
Baby massage isn’t just wonderfully relaxing for baby and for you, the benefits truly are amazing. Massage stimulates the nervous system, boosts the immue, circulation and respiratory systems, helps to tone muscles, aids maturing of the digestive system, supports your babies pyhsical, emotional and social development!
Some of the benefits from baby massage for your baby:
Reduction in crying & emotional distress by stimulating all the senses and nervous system.
Induces relaxation & improves sleep quality.
Helps aid development of body awareness & co-ordination.
Aids relief from wind, colic, constipation, cold symptoms & teething discomfort.
Helps establish a healthy bedtime routine.
Plus aids release of sleepy, feel good and calming hormones for a more contented baby!
Some of the benefits for parent/carer:
Gain confidence & deeper understanding of your baby’s behaviour & body language.
More relaxed baby & more relaxed you = better sleep quality for the both of you.
Helps you to bond & connect better with your baby.
Gives you precious 1-2-1 time with your baby.
Research has shown it can help alleviate post natal depression.
I keep our group classes small therefore keeping a friendly, relaxed and cosy environment which enables mom’s and babies to get to know each other better, it’s lovely to watch the relationship of the babies grow over the five week period as they enjoying watching each other and having a little flirt! It’s always a little sad when a course comes to the end as the group have enjoyed their time together. Venues have on site cafe's giving the the space and opportunity to relax and make new friends!