Proven benefits of infant massage are
Proven benefits for the mother include
Courses are provided over a four week period of 60 minute classes. The first class will have less actual massage than the following classes as the babies will need to build their tolerance of this new experience. Classes are run for babies from birth to pre crawling but it should be remembered hat babies need to be awake for the massage to be performed. Therefore it maybe more appropriate for babies from around 8 weeks where they have a more predictable waking period. All you need for the class will be provided including a massage mat and towel, cushion (for mum to sit on) and hypoallergenic Grapeseed oil for massage purposes. A booklet of massage strokes will be provided for you to take home. Practice of the massage strokes is recommended between sessions. Basic nursery rhymes are sung during the sessions to enhance the baby's communication skills.
Sarah has a Diploma in Teaching Infant Massage. She also has a DBS certificate, insurance and paediatric first aid course.
Please contact Sarah for details on where the next course of classes with availability will be held. They are central to Stamford and Oakham town centres in baby friendly settings with baby changing facilities available. To encourage interaction between all participants there will be time for a chat at the end of the session and groups are kept small with between 3 and 8 Mums with babies. The actual time massaging your baby is not likely to exceed 40 minutes the rest of the session will be information giving and time to socialise. Baby massage is possible with twins so please do come along.
The cost of the class covers
Cost £44 for 4 sessions
Additional bottles of Grapeseed oil can be purchased at £1 per 50ml bottle or to be environmentally friendly I will refill returned Sarah's Maternity Services bottles for 50p.
Mobile 07795 998419
Home (01780) 410777
Weekend morning classes for Dads. This gives Dad time to catch up with their baby after they have been working all week, to promote their bonding, and gives Mum the opportunity to have some time to herself. Additionally it gives Dads the chance to chat with other new Dads about their experiences as new parents. Please contact Sarah to book a place.
If your baby has a particular problem such a trapped wind, colic, or constipation and you cannot wait for the next session of classes to start then please contact me for one-to-one infant massage at home.
Alternatively it may be your preference to have individual instruction for that little extra attention.
These sessions are charged at £20/hour