Baby Massage

What is Baby Massage with Indigo Orca?

Baby Massage is a wonderful way for you to bond with your baby and to promote relaxation. Babies are born craving skin contact and this is a wonderful, gentle and calm way to meet your baby’s needs. Touch is your baby’s most developed sense at birth, you can communicate love, security and trust to your baby immediately. Baby massage is simply a method that helps to reinforce the natural power of touch.

Baby massage will allow you to understand your baby’s subtle non verbal language and develop your ability to listen to your baby through the creation of a special intimate time together.

When you massage your baby you lay down the foundations of trust and security which will help you to build a happy and confident relationship with your baby for the future.

Specific benefits for you and your baby include:

  • Baby massage can help relieve wind, colic, constipation, teething and much more
  • Baby Massage may help create and develop the bond between you and your baby
  • Baby Massage provides relaxation for you both
  • Baby Massage stimulates and supports your baby’s physical, emotional and social development

Baby Massage is great fun to learn and a brilliant way to meet other parents and spend special time with your baby.

What can I expect from the course?

A Baby Massage course with Indigo Orca will teach you:

  • How to perform massage on the whole body (different areas will be taught each week)
  • The benefits of baby massage
  • How to use baby massage to relieve discomfort in your baby (wind, colic, teething etc)
  • A safe and comfortable environment where you can meet other parents and their babies

Group Course

(no extra charge for twins)

  • 5 1 hour and 15 minutes face to face sessions
  • A Baby Massage Resource book
  • Massage oil

Upcoming Course Dates TBC

One to One Course

  • 3 x 1 hour 15 minutes face to face sessions in your own home

  • A Baby Massage Resource book
  • Massage oil

Upcoming Course Dates TBC

Infants who experience more physical contact with caregivers demonstrate increased mental development in the first six months of life compared to young children who receive limited physical interaction. Furthermore, this improved cognitive development has been shown to last even after eight years, illustrating the importance of positive interactions. Infants who receive above-average levels of affection from their mothers are shown to be less likely to be hostile, anxious, or emotionally distressed as adults.

(Coleman, Daniel. “The Experience of Touch: Research Points to a Critical Role.” New York Times. February 1988 and Gardner, Amanda. “Can a Mother’s Affection Prevent Anxiety in Adulthood?” CNN.com. July 2010) Taken from Urban Child Institute

Prices & booking

Please contact me for prices or to arrange a time & date that suits you if you would prefer a private workshop.

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