This enjoyable five week massage & first aid course will demonstrate how to massage your baby with confidence helping to enhance your bond and attachment through loving touch whilst also learning life saving first aid techniques.
You will learn massage strokes to help with common problems such as colic, wind, constipation & teething and each week massage a new body area slowly building to a full routine.
Informative weekly discussions will focus on baby first aid techniques and advice including; choking, meningitis, burns and scalds, baby CPR, what to do if baby has stopped breathing or having a seizure/febrile convulsion and the recovery position.
Of course, like every good baby group there will also be a range of hot and cold drinks including a good cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, mocha, earl grey.... and biscuits over a group chat. A lovely way to make new local friends - you'll find you have much in common!
My classes are extremely relaxed and you are welcome to feed, change and generally see to your baby's needs throughout the class. Classes last 1hr 30mins including an opportunity to relax with refreshments during the class so you certainly won't feel rushed in or out. It's the ideal first class to attend with your baby.
I ensure the room is cosy and heated and group sizes are kept small to ensure each family gets the most out of the course. I don't mind when you last slept or showered, just come along and let me look after you, a cuppa that you didn't have to microwave, a little sweet treat and reassurance from your peers.
The five week course is just £55 and includes a paediatric first aid book, baby massage folder with detailed handouts, organic oils, and refreshments. A £30 non-refundable payment is taken upon booking and the remaining £25 is taken at the first session. Nurturing touch can be given from birth, or as soon as you feel ready to join, and we take babies up to one year.
I provide a cosy, calm and non-judgemental environment where we believe that parents are the experts of their babies. Careful consideration goes in to my courses and the environment to ensure that babies are not overstimulated with unnecessary noise or visual distraction. Nurturing touch provides the appropriate stimulation to encourage healthy brain development as backed up by the latest research.
The course is inspiring and enjoyable and a wonderful gift for you and your baby. Baby massage enhances the connection between baby and caregiver and helps you to understand your baby's non-verbal language.
Everything is provided for the classes. All you need to do is turn up and of course, remember to bring baby!
Certified Infant Massage Instructor
Paediatric First Aid Instructor
BSc (Hons) Midwifery