Baby Massage Courses in KentBaby massage courses by Diana Beaumont
Baby Massage Courses in Kent
For babies from 4 weeks to 1 year
Looking after a new baby can be hectic; what with feeding, changing nappies, trying out routines, weening, doctors appointments etc. It can often be difficult to get some true “quality” time with your baby. Baby massage will help rectify this.
What is Baby Massage?
“It is through loving, caressing, tactile stimulation and communication that the infant learns that he/she is loved. We must speak to their skins. We must speak to their backs, which thirst and cry as much as their bellies”.
From “Loving Hands: the Traditional Art of Baby Massage” by Frederick Leboyer
Baby massage has been a longstanding parenting tradition in many cultures, such as in India and Africa, and has been introduced to the western world during the last 30 years, gaining in popularity in the UK since the late 1990’s.
Baby massage is when a parent or primary carer lovingly strokes or holds their baby. Using a high quality non-fragranced vegetable oil, soothing holds and rhythmic strokes are given on each area of baby’s body, following a sequence which has been developed over many years. The massage offers a wonderful experience and a special time to communicate both verbally and non-verbally with babies, so that they feel loved, valued and respected.
The IAIM baby massage course draws from both the Indian and Swedish massage traditions, as well as incorporating principles from yoga and reflexology.
Baby massage is a wonderful opportunity to really focus on you and your baby without worrying about anything else.
For baby and mum there are 3 main benefits..
- It helps to relieve colic
- It Helps baby to sleep better
- Aids baby’s digestion
In addition to these benefits, you will also find..
- It strengthens baby’s immune system
- Enhances parent/ baby communication
- Develops baby muscle tone & co-ordination
- It all leads to more relaxed parents & baby!
Pre and Post natal massage
I also offer pre and post natal massage. Massage given during and after pregnancy is hugely beneficial in terms of relieving muscle and back pain and after the birth, helping your body to recover – please contact me for more information on this.
Brenchley Road, Matfield,
Tunbridge Wells. TN12 7DT
“It’s was a lovely bonding experience for myself and my baby”
“I would highly recommend Diana and her baby massage course”
“She makes amazing tea and cake too”
“My Baby had colic and reflux....improved both issue"
‘The techniques are easy to learn and I use them as part of our bedtime routine”