Our Baby Massage classes are taught by Heather Burns. The class involves learning tactile massage techniques and strokes to aid growth, soothing and bonding for you and baby. We go over a range of baby massage moves each week focusing one body area at a time so that your baby gets used to touch, starting with the least sensitive parts first (legs) and working up to the head and face massage. Baby Massage classes last around 45 minutes.

What are the benefits of baby massage?

  • Smoothes transition from womb to the world:
  • Develops baby’s first language: touch
  • Teaches positive loving touch
  • Develops a feeling of being loved, respected and secure
  • Develops body, mind, awareness and coordination
  • Can help to reduce the discomfort of colic, wind and constipation
  • Helps to regulate and strengthen baby’s digestive and respiratory systems and stimulate circulatory and nervous systems
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Can help to reduce ‘fussiness’ and improve quality of sleep
  • Improves skin condition

The benefits of infant massage for parents:

  • Helps parent to understand baby’s non-verbal communication
  • Enhances parent’s confidence and competence in dealing with baby
  • Can help with postnatal depression
  • Both parents and baby relax together
  • Promotes lactation in breastfeeding mums (through stimulation of hormones)
  • Promotes nurturing instinct (through stimulation of hormone oxytocin)

Heather Burns Baby Massage

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