Baby Massage

Baby Massage is a wonderful way to connect and interact with your baby. You learn techniques to demonstrate loving touch, promoting a baby’s physical and mental development. In research baby massage has been linked to:

  • Improved gross and fine motor skills
  • Periods of longer and deeper sleep
  • Reduced crying
  • Increased growth
  • Reduction of stress hormones
  • Improved immune system
  • Improved bonding between parent and baby
  • Reduced rates of postnatal depression in mothers

During the sessions we use rhymes and songs to benefit speech and language development and we also spend time discussing common postnatal challenges such as what you can do locally with a baby, going back to work or how to manage with a lack of sleep.

I offer private courses for groups or individuals in your home at a rate of £30 per 1hr15min session. We can discuss the number of sessions, times and locations to suit you. To arrange a private baby massage course please email me at caroline@readyforbaby.co.uk

NCT Baby Massage Course

Currently running in South Coventry on Monday mornings and Leamington Spa on Friday afternoons.

This five week course is designed to build confidence and understanding of baby massage techniques. During the course, parents learn a series of massage strokes, rhymes and songs which communicate love and build up communication skills between them and their baby. The course is suitable for babies between 8 weeks and 6/8 months (pre-crawling).

Please book NCT courses through their main website : http://www.nct.org.uk/courses Reduced fees on NCT courses are available to anyone with a family income below £25,000 a year and payment by instalments is welcome.