At Baby Gentle Touch the full baby massage is taught over 5 sessions, meeting once a week for 5 weeks. Each session is 60-75 minutes long. Parents are given massage oil to keep, and a coloured booklet showing all the massage strokes, so they can refer back to it when the classes finish. Parents will also get several other handouts and a certificate for completing the classes.
Refreshments are included every week, so over a cuppa parents can have a chat and the chance for a bit of a breather in a relaxed and informal environment.
Each session starts with a demonstration of the techniques and parents/carers watch and massage their baby at the same time. It’s important to read our baby’s cues/signs, so it helps parent and baby get to “know” each other and this can enhance bonding and attachment.
For more information see www.iaimbabymassage.co.uk/babygentletouch
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