Baby Massage and more -
Reconnect parenting group
In light of the post-covid situation I am starting a reconnection parenting group. Whether you are a new, existing or expecting parent, you are welcome to join me to learn some techniques which will help you and baby to keep calm and relax.
This class will include baby massage, meditation and mindfulness, sharing of readings and poetry and lots more. It is an informal place for you to relax and unwind and enjoy some much needed company of others!
The Power of Nurturing Touch through baby massage
Touch is the first sense we acquire, and from the moment we are born until our final day the experience of touch touch acts as a central aspect of the human experience — impacting our physical, mental and emotional health, and quite literally shaping the way our brain develops and how we go through our lives. Being touched as a child literally grows our brain, creating neural pathways and igniting emotional connections. A lack of touch can have devastating consequences for the brain in the early years but it is also essential through our whole lives.
We use touch in many ways, the obvious being with intimate a partner. However, nurturing touch is something we are biologically programmed to do because of the therapeutic benefits. A hand on the shoulder, a pat on the back, holding hands and hugs. We even use touch as first aid! 'let me rub it better' or 'come and sit on my knee' or a gentle stroke of the hand.
Somewhere along the line we are loosing this instinctive action - or loosing the will to carry it out. Coming from a career in childcare where the fear of being accused of inappropriate touching is at the forefront of mind in some early years settings, children are loosing this opportunity from all angles. Knowing the benefit of touch and the link between brain development and 'appropriate' physical contact this is something which I have never stopped. Children need to be held, hugged and patted on the back by people they are card for. They need to know they can come to you for comfort and support which also helps to build positive, secure relationships between you both and this in turn creates happy children who will earn and develop - it's not rocket science. Happy, healthy children will always thrive no matter what else is going on around them.
Because these little bundles of joy deserve the very best start we can give them, and you deserve the best support available. I am a fully qualified baby Massage Instructor and trained with the award winning Blossom & Berry with training approved by the Royal College of Midwives.
Baby massage can relieve symptoms of colic and wind and other digestive problems with specific massage strokes for the tummy, reflux, teething, congestion and will help to support your bonding journey.
I offer baby and toddler massage classes for children from newborn onward with specific sessions for under 8 weeks of age (Newborn Nurture). I offer workshops and 1-1 baby and toddler massage lessons either in person or online (live and pre-recorded) so you can do baby massage at home. I am trained to cater for children with special educational needs and disabilities and I am also available to deliver to groups such as toddler groups and parenting classes, including antenatal classes and day nurseries.
You can see what events are currently available here.
If you would like to dig a little deeper into the benefits, techniques and science of skin to skin contact and baby massage, why not complete my online masterclass 'Nurture baby through the power of a Listening Touch'
Listening Touch baby massage is about really tuning in to your baby, noticing their cues, reading their feelings and responding in a positive nurturing way. My course gives you everything you need to know to enable you to feel confident and empowered to love and support your baby through this magical time.
We attended a four week baby massage course and were not disappointed. It was a really welcoming, warm environment and there was no rush so very relaxing. Lisa was a fab teacher and went through every step slowly explaining what effect it had on the body. She was always open to questions and was very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend
Sophie & Barney
Check out my video below on how you can help baby with massage for symptoms of teething.
I am a qualified Blossom & Berry Baby massage Instructor and have also completed the Newborn Nurture program to bring you amazing classes from both onwards.