Baby Massage

Benefits for the baby

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Proven benefits of infant massage are


  • Help with colic, trapped wind and constipation
  • Promotes relaxation and sleep
  • Develops baby's first language - touch
  • Develops body, mind awareness and coordination
  • Helps with teething and weaning.
  • Promotes the ability to gain weight
  • Improved eye contact and socialisation
  • Improves circulation
  • Offers tummy time experience

Benefits for the mother

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Proven benefits for the mother include


  • Excellent way of connecting with the baby - promotes bonding
  • Opportunity for socialisation
  • Alleviates postnatal depression
  • Skin to skin contact is offered to non breast fed babies
  • Enhanced confidence and competence in dealing with baby's needs
  • Helps mother understand baby's cues
  • Promotes relaxation and improved sleep
  • Increased oxytocin hormone release promotes lactation and nurturing instinct

Sarah's courses

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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.


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Classes are held in various locations

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.

Cost

The cost of the class covers

  • Four sessions of up to 60 mins for one parent and their baby/babies
  • A bottle of Grapeseed oil - vegan friendly
  • Use of massage mats, towel and cushion
  • Booklet containing diagrams of massage strokes for you to use at home


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.

Contact Details to book

Mobile 07795 998419

Home (01780) 410777

Email Info@sarahsmaternityservices.co.uk

Coming Soon

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.

Individual home infant massage

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