Why Baby Massage?
Massage is perfect for quality time with your baby. Away from other distractions, providing benefits both emotionally and physically.
Baby Massage can help to relieve muscular tension, growing pains and nasal congestion. Massage also aids the function of the digestive system, helping to relieve symptoms of Colic, Reflux and Constipation.
Massage is a great way to start a bedtime routine, ideal after a nice warm bath. The perfect way to help your baby to relax and wind down ready for sleep
Importance of touch
As a parent, when you hold your baby, all their senses are employed. This generates a feeling of trust, love, protection and calmness.
Massage stimulates production of the hormone Oxytocin (often referred to as the love hormone). This produces a calming and pain relieving effect, whilst promoting the bond between you and your child
By touching, holding and massaging our babies we are relaxing, comforting and reassuring them
Baby Massage Benefits
The practice of massage is believed to date back thousands of years, evidence of massage has been found in many of the great civilisations as early as 3000 BCE.
Baby massage has many benefits and in countries like Africa and India, massage has been an integral part of the day for centuries. Skills are traditionally passed down from generation to generation.
Babies are also carried and held for a larger proportion of the day, normally in a sling either by the mother whilst they work or by other family members. Babies are reassured by this constant touch, research has shown that these babies cry less and have better sleep patterns.
Consultations and Classes
Personal Consultations and Group classes with our Baby Massage Instructor guide you through the many benefits of massage for you and your baby
- Private Consultations are suitable from birth
- Group classes are suitable from 6 weeks
Sarah our Baby Massage Instructor has been working with new parents for many years, sharing her knowledge, experience and support
During Baby Massage classes you'll have the opportunity to learn a full body massage routine for your baby; including specific sequences to assist with the symptoms of:
- Trapped Wind
Feeding, changing, cuddle breaks are all part of a normal class, we always work to your baby's pace
Classes include access to the Little Pickles Online Portal containing massage sequences, top tips and videos to support long term practice