The perfect bonding activity
Baby Massage will will help your baby:
- Relieve wind/colic/constipation
- Stimulate circulation, co-ordination, muscle tone, immune system and brain development.
There are so many significant and extensively researched benefits of a regular loving massage.
“A child’s first emotional bonds are built from physical contact, laying the foundation for further emotional and intellectual development.”Dr Tiffany Field, The Touch Research Institute
It will help you too
Baby massage helps you to feel good too. Positive touch produces oxytocin in the body. This is the bonding hormone. Oxytocin levels are low if you are experiencing stressors. Difficult births or circumstances around your baby’s birth can have an impact on your initial feelings. This is really common and it does not mean that you wont feel the rush of love. You will.
The more time you spend in close contact and the more you massage your baby, these felling will grow. Establishing this loving routine will ensure that your bond will be strong for a lifetime. Massaging your baby improves parent mood and confidence.
Coming to this gives you the opportunity to chat to other parents. As we all are experience very similar joys and challenges. It does not matter if your baby cries, needs fed or changed. We listen to babies and there is no pressure to keep up. We can go over anything you may miss.
One of the best classes I have taken my little one to. I’ve really enjoyed the bonding time and seen a great reduction in the amount of tension my baby holds in her body.
Nicola creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere where thoughts can be raised without judgement. The classes are taught at an easy pace, if you are tired.Sarah
This is the friendliest class I’ve ever been to and you’ve created something really special Nicola .Holly
I felt so overwhelmed when my feelings towards baby were not what I had anticipated. Baby massage with Nicola completely turned this around. I felt more close to him from starting the massage routine. We are both so much happier, as a result of meeting you. Thank you.Charlotte
Baby Massage classes are live every Friday morning 10:00-10:45am. If your baby’s schedule is unpredictable just now, or if you want to pick your own time for massage, there is a pre-recorded option for you. You will be sent the links for the full body massage routine. Included is a Mums relaxation technique and a GroovaRoo Dance lesson. Moving with your baby will settle and soothe them.
I’m looking forward to meeting you and your baby!