BABY MASSAGE

Baby Massage Term Dates:

Gulliver's Play Cafe,

Cranbrook.

Tuesday 13th October

09:45-10:45

King George V Pavilion, Hawkhurst.

Wednesday 14th October

09:45-10:45

Beechwood Community Hall, Maidstone.

Thursday 15th October

10:00-11:00

£62 for the 5 week course.

Suitable for babies from 6-8 weeks to fully mobile, baby massage is a wonderful and empowering tool to learn in early parenthood. During the course you will learn a full body massage to be able to help provide relief for your little one from the discomfort of colic and trapped wind, colds and congestion, teething, dry skin and much more. 

Massage is a relaxing activity for both parent and baby. By simply touching your baby in the nurturing form through baby massage, it promotes the release of Oxytocin, otherwise known as the 'love hormone'. This hormone can help to reduce levels of stress hormones in both baby and parent, bringing about a sense of relaxation, trust and enhancing the bond between you and your baby. Baby massage can also boost your baby's sleep-regulating hormone, Serotonin, which can lead to better and deeper sleep cycles - for you and your baby.

During the class, you will learn how to massage your baby's legs, feet, tummy, chest, arms, hands, face and back. The strokes used will help to boost circulation to your baby's tissues, support your baby's nervous system and immune system and improve their own body awareness. We will also discuss tummy time with tips and age-appropriate positions, together with soothing holds.

Twins/triplets are very welcome.

Following a very successful few months on Zoom throughout lock-down, I am now looking to reinstating Covid-safe in person classes. Venues have been assessed for cleanliness, ventilation, and thorough risk assessments performed. Organic Oil and handouts will be provided. Unfortunately, at this time, no refreshments will be provided.

Baby massage classes take place at the following venues:

  • Gulliver's Play Cafe in Cranbrook: a lovely family-friendly cafe which will be closed to the public during our class. You are able to buy refreshments before and after class. Toilets and changing facilities on site. Please note, there is no car park so you would need to park nearby and walk to the cafe.

  • King George V Playing Field Pavilion in Hawkhurst: a large, open hall with ample parking on site. Toilet facilities available. We are unable to provide refreshments due to Covid-19 restrictions. Separate entrance and exit.

  • Beechwood Community Hall, Barming, Maidstone: a large modern hall with plenty of ventilation. Street parking nearby. Toilet facilities available. We are unable to provide refreshments due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Class sizes are now strictly limited and reduced to allow for social distancing. To book your place on a course, please complete the Registration Form. At the time of booking, please ensure you have read and signed the Covid-19 Policy and Declaration.

After months of separation, distance and reduced services, I feel so pleased to be able to provide you with an opportunity to find your tribe; come and meet with other local new parents - share your wins, your challenges, your laughs, your tiredness! We are always stronger together. 

Please feel free to Contact me with any questions.

BABY YOGA

Baby Yoga Term Dates:

Gulliver's Play Cafe,

Cranbrook.

Tuesday 13th October

11:00-12:00

King George V Pavilion, Hawkhurst.

Wednesday 14th October

11:00-12:00

Beechwood Community Hall, Maidstone.

Thursday 15th October

11:15-12:15

£54 for the 5 week course.

In your loving arms, your baby will experience swings, dips and holds, enjoy active play and tummy time and relax with you. The use of song in baby yoga promotes your baby's language development and rhythm. Certain moves and holds can also help relieve digestive pains or the discomfort of colic and wind.

 

These classes are the perfect follow-on from our Baby Massage classes, however you do not have to have attended a Baby Massage class to join in with Baby Yoga - all are very welcome! Baby Yoga classes are suitable for babies from 3 months old (when neck strength has developed).

Life for parents and baby can be busy; time spent in car seats, pushchairs and highchairs can be balanced with the active movement and beneficial stretching of Baby Yoga, helping to stimulate your baby's nervous system and strengthen their muscular system. This development helps with your baby's balance and body awareness which are vital as your baby moves on to more complex movements, gross motor skills and co-ordination. In one session of baby yoga, your baby could experience a level of beneficial stimulation equal to a whole day's worth.

The benefits for mum and baby are in equal measure as whilst baby develops their sensory integration and range of movement, you will have a chance to promote your post-birth restoration with gentle yoga poses. These poses will help you to stretch out any postural issues you may be experiencing from perhaps feeding baby or carrying baby, whilst also bringing you relaxation in a calm and non-competitive environment.

It is important to note that repetition and anticipation is important for babies and, as with traditional yoga poses, baby yoga is focused on the practice of poses as baby develops. 

Following a very successful few months on Zoom throughout lock-down, I am now looking to reinstating Covid-safe in person classes. Venues have been assessed for cleanliness, ventilation, and thorough risk assessments performed. Unfortunately, at this time, no refreshments will be provided.

Baby yoga classes take place at the following venues:

  • Gulliver's Play Cafe in Cranbrook: a lovely family-friendly cafe which will be closed to the public during our class. You are able to buy refreshments before and after class. Toilets and changing facilities on site. Please note, there is no car park so you would need to park nearby and walk to the cafe.

  • King George V Playing Field Pavilion in Hawkhurst: a large, open hall with ample parking on site. Toilet facilities available. We are unable to provide refreshments due to Covid-19 restrictions. Separate entrance and exit.

  • Beechwood Community Hall, Barming, Maidstone: a large modern hall with plenty of ventilation. Street parking nearby. Toilet facilities available. We are unable to provide refreshments due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Class sizes are now strictly limited and reduced to allow for social distancing. To book your place on a course, please complete the Registration Form. At the time of booking, please ensure you have read and signed the Covid-19 Policy and Declaration.

For any enquiries about the classes, please Email or message via the Contact Page.

This video can give you an idea of what is included in a baby yoga class!