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Baby Massage courses in Wiltshire

Baby massage promotes bonding and reduces discomfort from wind and teething

Is your baby suffering from wind, colic, constipation? Do you find it difficult at times to settle your little one?

With 2 grandsons who I care for a few days every week and a granddaughter due in May, I can really appreciate how difficult it can be to settle a baby who is uncomfortable. 

Baby massage works so well on my grandchildren. It has a really positive effect both relieving the discomfort and settling them.

Massage is a lovely skill to learn which can be used even as your children grow into toddlers, school children and then teenagers, enabling them to be calmer, gentler adults not afraid to touch those they care for.

I also offer one to one and private group courses in our truly child friendly Camomile Cafe in the High Street in Corsham.
Please contact me for details and to book these or telephone the cafe 01249 714666

Benefits to the baby of receiving massage

  • Promotes bonding and attachment
  • Enhances communication
  • Reduces discomfort from teething, congestion, wind, colic and emotional stress
  • Improves sleep patterns

Benefits to the parent/carer of giving massage

  • Improves sense of well being
  • Increases confidence in parenting
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves the ability to read infant cues

But most important of all – it is a lovely way to spend one to one time with your baby!

Baby massage can be great for dads

Baby massage can be great for dads, too

Some Dads may miss out on a lot of the hands-on care of their babies, especially if they are at work and their baby is breastfed.

Babies love being massaged by their Daddies as their hands are larger and generally they give a slightly firmer massage.

What an amazing way to get closer to your baby and have one-one time without Mummy!

If you would like to learn how to massage your baby, why not get together with a group of Dads and book a session with me

Research proves that touch is as important to infants and children as eating and sleeping

Dr. Tiffany Field has said, “Our research suggests that touch is as important to infants and children as eating and sleeping.” She notes that loving touch triggers physiological changes that help infants grow and develop, stimulating nerves in the brain that facilitate food absorption and lowing stress hormone levels, resulting in an improved immune system.

A report by the Families and Work Institutes states that during the first three years of life, the vast majority of connections between brain cells are formed. They conclude that:

“Loving Interaction Such as Massage Can Directly Affect a Child’s Emotional Development and Ability to Handle Stress as an Adult”Families and Work Institutes

Being touched and caressed, being massaged is food for the infant.
Food as necessary as minerals, vitamins and proteins.
From the book: Loving Hands by Frederick Leboyer M.D. (Pioneer in Birthing and Infant Care)