Baby Massage courses
Baby massage promotes bonding and reduces discomfort from teething, congestion, wind, colic and emotional stress.
Suitable for babies from 4 weeks to pre-crawling. This friendly relaxed course can teach you the skills to reduce the symptoms of colic, reflux, constipation and wind as well as improve sleep patterns, relax you and calm your baby. A lovely skill to learn and a beautiful way to spend time getting to know your baby better. Meet other like minded parents with a chance to chat and get to know each other after the classes in the cafe with free refreshments available. All you need to bring is a towel and your baby! The course is 5 weeks and the fee is £40 which includes a complimentary Massage instruction booklet as well as extra information printouts every week. You do need to book for a reserved place as numbers are limited to 6 carers and babies.
Courses run regularly year round on Monday afternoon from 16.00 Tuesday afternoon from 14.00 and Wednesday morning from 10.00.
- Monday 8th January @ 16.00
- Tuesday 16th January @ 14.00
- Wednesday 24th January @ 10.00
- Monday 19th February @ 16.00
- Tuesday 27th February @ 14.00
- Wednesday 7th March @ 10.00
It is advisable to book and pay in advance either in person or tel 01249 714666 to secure your place on the course.
Is your baby suffering from wind, colic, constipation? Do you find it difficult at times to settle your little one?
With 2 grandsons and a granddaughter who I care for a few days every week, 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.
Please ring Frances to discuss private group courses in our truly child friendly Camomile Cafe in the High Street in Corsham. To book call 01249 714666.
Benefits to baby
Promotes bonding and attachment
Reduces discomfort from teething, congestion, wind, colic and emotional stress
Improves sleep patterns
Benefits to parent
Improves sense of well being
Increases confidence in parenting
Improves the ability to read infant cues
But most of all its a lovely way to spend one to one time with your baby.
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”
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)
“Wonderful course and I was sad when it ended!”
My baby daughter Lily really relaxed into the course and was loving it by the end. With a three year old in preschool, it was our Friday treat. Great to meet other mums and Frances was warm, welcoming and always on hand with advice, by email too.
“Have just completed the baby massage course – my baby boy and I both enjoyed learning the massage techniques!”
It was a lovely relaxed environment which I really appreciated as a new mum – nobody minded my baby having a total meltdown on day 1 and there was lots of flexibility for feeding, changing etc.
I never planned to learn baby massage but I found it a great way to connect with my baby and learned many other little gems about baby development from Frances as we went along. Thank you!
“Just finished the 4 week course with my twins and it has been worth every minute.”
We started at 4 weeks and myself and the babies LOVE massage. Great for bonding and has helped so much with colic/constipation strokes. Would recommend to anybody, if not for the skills alone then to meet and work with the lovely Frances. We will all miss her lots!
Laura May Davies
“I thoroughly enjoyed the baby massage course and now regularly massage my little girl. ”
Frances is an excellent teacher and the whole experience was relaxing and enjoyable. Thank you!
Couldn’t express how much this course has helped not only my daughter but also myself. ”
I was nervous going to a new place with people I’ve never met before but I couldn’t have met a more lovely group. I throughly enjoyed each session and my daughter defiantly benefited from each session. I would highly recommend it to all of my friends and look forward to refreshing myself in the new year!
I am a qualified infant massage and baby yoga instructor. I deliver infant/baby massage courses and baby yoga sessions to parents and babies within various individual and group settings in Camomile Cafe, Corsham.