Baby Massage



Baby Massage Course // 5 week course in York

Thursdays // 1.15pm to 2.15pm // York Yoga Studio, 112 Acomb Rd, York YO24 4EY

"Touch is the simplest and most effective way to communicate to babies they are loved, respected, secure and cared for"

Being massaged helps babies relax and cope better with stress, improves their muscular coordination and flexibility, improves circulatory and respiratory rhythms, as well as helping to relieve symptoms such as colic, constipation and improve digestion. It also helps you as a parent to learn useful techniques to help calm and relax your baby,  create a deep connection to your baby and helps with bonding. It helps facilitate the importance of loving touch, and aids in the creation of happy parent-baby relationships. Massage shows babies they are loved. Mums also have the opportunity to meet other new mums, and connect and share their experiences, and find a support network who know just how you feel.

All about Baby Massage

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Massage is a wonderful and special gift that you can share with your baby. Baby massage is an ancient art used in many diverse cultures to help with a variety of physical and emotional needs and to promote relaxation. Babies naturally crave skin contact. Touch is your baby’s most developed sense at birth and through it you can communicate love, security and trust to your baby immediately. Baby massage is simply a method that helps to reinforce the natural power of touch.

Baby massage will allow you to understand your baby’s subtle non verbal language and develop your ability to listen to your baby through the creation of a special intimate time together. When you massage your baby you lay down the foundations of trust and security which will help you to build a happy and confident relationship with your baby for the future.

Specific benefits for you and your baby include: 

  • Baby massage can help relieve wind, colic, constipation, teething and much more

  • Baby Massage may help create and develop the bond between you and your baby

  • Baby Massage provides relaxation for you both

  • Baby Massage stimulates and supports your baby’s physical, emotional and social development

  • Baby Massages helps you feel more confident in handling your baby

  • Baby Massage is great fun to learn and a brilliant way to meet other parents and spend special time with your baby.

Science and research have confirmed that the use of skin to skin practices, nurturing touch and massage enhances the physical and emotional wellbeing of parents and babies. Studies have repeatedly shown that responsive parenting and attachment is the key to the emotional wellbeing of children. When we massage out babies we are teaching love, compassion, empathy and understanding to create positive early experiences and secure loving relationships. This has an effect on the child, the parent and society as a whole.

About the Baby Massage classes:

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Classes are small, friendly and relaxed and held in a really beautiful, warm and calming setting.  Massage techniques and strokes are demonstrated to you using a doll, with emphasis on loving touch, and responding to baby’s cues and communication.

Suitable for babies from 8 weeks old to crawling. 

In addition to the in person classes, you'll get to take home: 

~ 50ml bottle of organic massage oil 

~ Certificate of completion

~ Booklet of the massage techniques for your reference to use at home

~ Unique free online video course of some of the massage techniques for you to use at home

If you have any questions at all about the course, of it's suitability then please get in touch with Susan -

The next Baby Massage course dates are as follows:

January/February 2019

Courses run for 5 weeks, on Thursdays from 1.15pm to 2.15pm

Location: York Yoga Studio, 112 Acomb Rd, York YO24 4EY (FREE and easy on street parking)

Dates: Thursdays - 10th January, 17th January, 24th January, 31st January, 7th February 2019

March / April 2019

Courses run for 5 weeks, on Thursdays from 1.15pm to 2.15pm

Location: York Yoga Studio, 112 Acomb Rd, York YO24 4EY (FREE and easy on street parking)

Dates: Thursdays - 7th March, 14th March, 21st March, 28th March, 4th April 2019

May 2019

Dates coming soon! Please email me to get an update once the dates are released -

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