Learn baby massage the friendly way!
With our group courses, private sessions or new pay-as-you go classes.
*Next course Thursday 16 January 2020 – 13 February, 10am, Acomb Green*
*Pay as you go Baby Massage re-starts Monday 6th January 2020, 10.30am, Tesco Askham Bar*
Baby Massage offers a fantastic opportunity for you to interact with your baby in a nurturing way.
Studies show that baby massage can:
- help babies sleep better, and cry and “fuss” less
- help with trapped wind or constipation and can soothe colic
- build parents’ confidence in reading baby’s cues and communicating with them
- help mums suffering from post natal depression
You can read more about the benefits of baby massage here.
Learning baby massage with us is easy, friendly and relaxing! With our courses the massage techniques are taught over a period of weekly sessions. Each time you learn new strokes and build up until you have learnt the full routine and can massage your baby from head to toe!
You will also be given a booklet containing the strokes you’ve learned and some high quality organic oil to take away and use at home.
£40 for 5 weekly sessions including oil and guide to baby massage booklet to take away and keep
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What previous class members have said:
“lovely relaxed environment”
“Liz was friendly and relaxed and created a lovely calm environment for both the babies and the mums”
“we have really enjoyed the sessions”
“my little girl always sleeps really well after her massage!”
There are a number of different ways to learn Baby Massage with us:
A great way to spend quality 1-to-1 time with your baby, at the same time as meeting other parents and babies.
Courses run for an hour per week over five weeks, gradually learning the massage strokes together.
All classes are baby led! We expect babies to need cuddles, feeds and nappy changes, and this happens naturally as needed during the class. We don’t expect them to lie still or “perform” for the whole class! We want you and baby to feel relaxed and to learn skills you can use at home as part of your relationship.
Classes take place in my own home in the west of York. This provides a warm, friendly environment to come to. It also means classes are small – maximum 4 – 5 babies & mums/dads per group.
You’ll be given oil to take away and practice with, a booklet showing the strokes we’ve learned, and a certificate.
Group sessions are suitable for babies from 4 weeks to pre-crawling. There is no right or wrong time to come but you can read more in our article “What is the best age for baby massage classes?”
Learn with your friends:
If you already have a small group of friends with babies that you would like to learn with then we can arrange a group time just for you! Classes can be held in my home or yours. Perfect for NCT groups!
Please contact us to discuss availability and price.
1 to 1 sessions:
Some parents prefer to learn baby massage on a 1 to 1 basis, because it suits them and their baby better, or they would like their partner or other family member to learn alongside them.
Sessions are arranged at a time to suit you, and can be held in your own home* or mine.
The cost is £30 per session, or £75 for a 3 week course.
*extra costs may apply depending on travelling distance
*New – Pay as you go classes
In response to mums who wanted to carry on baby massage with us, and those who needed more flexibility, we now offer these classes. We run through a whole body routine each week so you can keep practising your skills.
Classes take place in the Community Room upstairs at Tesco Askham Bar, so it is easy and familiar to get to. Each class costs £5. Grapeseed oil bottles are available to buy for £2 or you are welcome to bring your own oil or lotion you currently use for baby (but please no nut oils!)
From January classes will run on Monday mornings from 10.30-11.30am
Get in touch to book your place!
If you are not sure what would be the best for you and your baby, please get in touch using the Contact Us page or call on 07703 405033