4 week courses starting on:
Friday 5th January 2018 - Fully Booked
Friday 23rd February 2018 - Places available
Friday 20th April 2018 - Places available
Friday 22nd June 2018 - Places available
1pm - 2pm
At the Red Kite Family Centre,
The benefits of infant massage have been well researched, and studies have demonstrated the positive impact it can have on the emotional and developmental wellbeing of infants.
Many parents turn to baby massage to help their baby relieve colic, wind and constipation but were you also aware that baby massage has been shown to improve babies' mental development and alertness, as touch creates sensations which stimulate baby's brain, thus supporting their development?
Baby massage can help your baby to develop good muscle tone, co-ordination and suppleness; it enhances body awareness and boosts the immune system. As you massage your baby you will become more confident in handling your baby, be more aware of your baby's cues, and you will both find it calming and relaxing.
Baby massage has been shown to help with establishing regular sleep patterns, and the calming effect improves sleep. As part of a bed time routine baby massage has been clinically proven to help babies fall asleep faster, wake less often and sleep for longer!
This 4 week baby massage course will teach you top to toe baby massage strokes to use on your baby. The sessions are built up each week allowing you the opportunity to practice in between classes. Twins are most welcome. Group sessions at the Red Kite Family Centre cost £40.00 per named adult attending. Places are non-transferable between care givers.
1-2-1 baby massage sessions in your home are also available. These are ideal if you would like to choose a day/ time that will fit better with your other commitments. 1-2-1 sessions last for 1 hour and take place over a 3 week duration. 1-2-1 sessions cost £100, this cost covers both parents working with their baby (or one parent and another care giver such as a grandparent).
Alternatively you can host your own baby massage group in your home/ venue. Get together with a group of other new mums (perhaps people you met through your antenatal class/ postnatal group) and split the cost of a private group between you. Maximum group size 10 adults with their babies (consider your venue size when forming a group). 1 hour sessions delivered over a 4 week course. Private groups cost £250.00.
Suitable for babies from 6 weeks to crawling.