Why massage your baby?
Baby Massage is a wonderful way to spend time enjoying your new baby and deepening your bond. Nurturing touch has been proved to have a significant positive and lasting effect on babies.
Baby massage is beneficial for all parents and babies, but especially for those born prematurely, special needs babies, babies with colic or constipation or mothers with postnatal depression.
Baby Massage Group Classes
BABY MASSAGE DURING COVID-19 LEVEL 4 & 5 RESTRICTIONS:
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, my baby massage group classes are only available online.
The online baby massage classes run on Thurs. mornings 10.30 - 11.45
In this 6-week course, you will learn a full body massage for your baby and we will discuss how baby massage benefits and enhances your baby and your own wellbeing.
Class layout for online ZOOM classes:
Part 1:10.30 - 11.00: Baby massage tutorial
Part 2: 11.00 - 11.45: gentle baby exercises & baby massage relaxation followed by "Ask the midwife" coffee morning session
Costs for online ZOOM classes:
€75 for 6-week program, including baby massage oil and handout, invite to join my private facebook community and option to continue joining the 2nd part of the classes on an ongoing "pay as you go" basis after finishing your 6-week program. (€7 / class)
COVID & weather permitting, we aim to meet at least once during each course for a walk along Greystones sea side so we get to see each other "in real life" and admire each other's babies.
Dates for the next courses:
Course 1: Thurs. 21/01, 28/01, 04/2, 11/2, 18/2, 25/2
Course 2: Starting Thurs. 04/03, if possible in group setting (see below)
REGULAR BABY MASSAGE GROUP CLASSES:
I teach Baby Massage Group Classes in "The Old School House" in Delgany, Co. Wicklow.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these classes will be run in slightly alternative ways in order to provide a safe environment for all involved and to be in line with the general health and safety advice. We work in small groups but we have to use a large room in order to provide social distancing. Large rooms are not very warm and therefore we will not be able to undress the babies. During this 5 week course, I will teach you all the baby massage strokes and you can follow along massaging your dressed baby, at home, you can practice and enjoy a proper skin-to-skin massage.
The classes run on Thursday mornings from10.30am to12.00pm,
6 parents & babies
€125 for 5-week course
The course includes baby massage oil, handout notes, option to join our private Facebook group in which I will post video tutorials so that you can practice at home and so that those who missed a class can still learn the new strokes.
Each class also includes some gentle parent & baby games/exercises and time for tea/coffee & chats.
Next courses start:
Course 2: Thurs. 04/03/2021
Private Baby Massage Sessions
I offer baby massage sessions in the comfort of your own house and online. During each session we can also discuss how baby massage can help you in view of any little parenting or baby issues you may be experiencing, from sleeping to feeding or settling issues.
Parents can choose between:
*Original baby massage program on a one-to-one basis (online or in-person).
private one-to-one baby massage course in the comfort of your own house or online using ZOOM. During this 4-week course, you will learn how to massage your baby from head to toe. I will also teach you some fun and gentle exercises to enjoy with your baby.
Course of 4 online sessions: €200
Course of 4 sessions in your own home: €250
(including massage oil and parents handout notes)
*"Baby & Me Session":
a once-off 60 min. session in which I will explain to you the basics of baby massage and teach you some fun and relaxing baby massage strokes.
Costs: Online session €60
Home visit: €70/€80
"Colic Relief Routine" session:
In this 60min. session you will learn a special massage routine that may help to relieve your baby's discomfort from wind, colic or constipation.