Baby Massage Classes
My baby massage classes are a wonderful, nurturing experience for both you and your baby, and also offers a unique way for you to communicate with your child through positive touch
Our routine of Swedish and Indian massage techniques, combined with Chinese reflexology and traditional yoga influences, is deeply relaxing and designed to aid improved sleep for your baby, and aims to teach you many empowering ways you can soothe any baby ailments such as colic and teething, encourage deeper bonding for you and baby, and improve any nap or sleep problems you may be experiencing.
Baby Massage is suitable from 4 weeks until your baby starts crawling
The next courses start in September. Please check our workshops and special events pages for summer classes.
When and Where
Class timetable from September. For summer classes please check our workshops and special events page.
5 week course starting Monday 16th September. Class time is 1pm – 1.45pm.
6 week course starting Friday 6th September (no class 4th October). Class time is 11.15 – 12pm.
Our Walton Baby Massage classes are held on Monday’s in the beautiful Riverhouse Barn. There is plenty of free onsite parking and a cafe locating inside the building that sell tea, coffee cakes and really tasty lunches.
Our Chertsey Baby Massage classes are held on Friday’s in the lovely Beacon Church. Located above the Revive coffee shop which serve great coffee, cakes and lunches. The coffee shop also has plenty of space for pushchairs.
The next courses start in September but please check our workshops and special events pages for summer classes.
What happens in a Baby Massage Class?
One bottle of massage oil is provided for each parent/carer and is included in the price of your workshop or course. If your baby has eczema or any other skin problem you are welcome to use a prescribed cream from your doctor instead. The strokes can also be done over the clothes if you choose not to use any oil.
Chest and Tummies
Strokes to soothe your baby when they are experiencing symptoms of coughs and colds, stomach pains, colic, constipation and trapped wind
Arms, Hands, Legs and Feet
Help your baby find their fingers and toes, introduce body and spatial awareness, improve and strengthen muscle tone and brain development, ease teething pains
Ways to help baby if they are struggling with restless nights and unsettled naps. Back strokes can improve sleep patterns and encourage a deeper sleep.
Head and Face
Strokes which ease teething pains, relieve headaches brought on by crying or tension, release sinus pain from colds and encourage baby bonding
Full Routine and Stretching Sequence
Practise the full body massage routine, catch up on any strokes you may have missed, plus try some gentle beneficial stretches and baby yoga positions that encourage relaxation, mobility and muscle development.
Here is a leg massage routine for you to try at home
Frequently Asked Questions
Baby Massage classes are suitable from 4 weeks until your baby starts crawling. If you have a crawling baby they may enjoy one of our Level 2 Baby Yoga classes.
Your baby doesn’t need to have their 8 week health check to attend our classes. Everything that we do is very gentle and suitable from birth. If you have any concerns about your baby’s ability to be able to join a Baby Massage class we suggest that you speak to your health care provider.
Our Baby Massage classes are 45 minutes long. We find that this is the perfect length of time before babies become tired.
Some younger babies don’t last the full 45 minute class and thats ok! You can take a break and have a cuddle.
Babies cry! Its their way of communicating with us. I have two children myself and am very used to crying. If your baby cries then take a break and settle or feed them and join in again when you feel ready.
Our classes are baby led and there is no pressure to join in with the classes. Massage is a two way thing and if your baby doesn’t want to be massaged today you can just sit and watch with baby and practice when you are at home.
You just need to bring you, baby and a muslin or blanket for your baby to lie on.
We provide you with your own bottle of cold pressed organic sunflower oil and mats for your baby to lie on.
We sit on the floor during class and although yoga mats are provided you are welcome to bring a cushion to sit on.
If your baby is feeling unwell then they probably wont enjoy coming to class. Please don’t bring your baby to class if they are contagious, have a fever or have had immunisations in the past 24 hours.
If your baby has a minor sniffle and is otherwise feeling well then its ok to bring them to class.