Baby Massage Classes at Alexandria
Baby Massage sessions Saturday afternoons from 2-3pm at MG pilates, 128a Erskineville Road, Erskineville 2043.
The first class starts next Saturday 21st July from 2-3pm and there will be future classes...watch this space.
$30 per parent and baby. Towels, mats and oil for massage are all supplied by Karen. A laminated handout on baby massage and a bottle of massage oil will be given to each parent and are included in the cost of the class.
Contact Karen on 0431 897932 to book and spaces are limited so get in early.
Baby Massage Classes
Baby massage classes are offered in the home, for a one on one teaching session
or for small groups of 3 or 4.
The session includes simple instruction of baby massage and how to promote your baby's development.
It will also include massage strokes to treat minor ailments such as colic, constipation and teething.
If your baby is not keen on touch or is asleep during a session, I can provide a teaching doll for you to use.
All oils, massage mats and towels are provided free of charge.
You will be given a bottle of massage oil and a laminated instruction sheet so you can recreate this special bond with your baby in your own home.
Costs are $100 for a one on one, one hour session in the home or $120 - $150 for a small group session in the home.
Please contact me to discuss your individual requirements.
How can Baby Massage help you and your Baby?
- Is your baby difficult to settle to sleep and restless?
- Is your baby irritable and cranky at bedtimes?
- Does your baby resist nappy and clothes changes?
- Would you like to find parenting more pleasurable?
- Are you worried about your baby’s development?
If you answer yes to any of these, then Baby Massage may provide some solutions for you and your baby
Baby massage is a series of light strokes on your baby’s body designed to:
Calm & relax your baby and so promote an enhanced quality of sleep
Promote cognitive development by linking the neural pathways. Every time you look into
your baby’s eyes & interact in a positive way it opens the links in the brain.
This is fundamental to Baby Massage.
Provide your baby with spatial skills & awareness and so promote development
It can be used to treat minor ailments such as colic, constipation & teething.
If your baby has less wind & pain he/she will be a more settled baby
Baby Massage can change your baby’s temperament & teach them that touch can be pleasurable
and not always a task orientated necessity such as nappy changing & feeding.
This will build on your parent-child relationship & reduce the power struggles parents
often experience with their baby.
What are the Benefits of Baby Massage?
Baby massage opens up the lines of communication between you and your baby. It develops trust and understanding.
Research has shown that every time you gaze into your baby’s eyes and touch and talk to your baby in a positive way, it opens up the neurons and builds the pathways in your baby’s brain that are needed for learning and development. It is like turning on the electricity to light up a room. Truly amazing. Your confidence in your parenting abilities will be enhanced as you learn more about each other.
As a nurse I have seen mothers and fathers, that were previously struggling with the demands of parenting, relax into it, blossom and grow once they started to build a partnership with their baby through massage.
Almost like the way the lotus flower looks for the light and grows.