In countries like India, China and Thailand massage has been used for thousands of years and continues to be popular as the art is passed down from mother to daughter and baby will be massaged every day. Touch is one of our most important senses and it is a primordial instinct to touch one another. Integrating massage into the parent/child relationship offers the parents a way to get to know and understand their baby. Massaging your baby is a gentle and nurturing gift to give to your baby. There are so many benefits to massage and some are listed below.
The baby massage course can be taken within a group over 4 weeks (Felpham) or one to one either in your own home or here at freedom therapies premises (Bognor Regis). The environment is always warm, relaxed and fun. I teach on a life size baby doll whilst you practice on your baby. There is plenty of time to practice the routine and then have discussions on baby related topics over a cup of tea and a biscuit! The routine lasts from 10-20 minutes. Babies from 5 weeks old are welcome up to toddler age. Please bring baby changing mat, towel and spare nappy. Massage oil is supplied with a detailed picture manual and certificate of attendance. The outline of the course is as follows:
Fantastic cosy place, welcoming and relaxing... from the first session baby loved the course and slept through the night!Emma - Aldwick
I feel much more confident with my babies body and with helping him without going straight to the CalpolZoe - Bognor Regis