What is Baby Massage?
Baby massage is a way of communicating with your baby through gentle strokes and movements. It has been practiced for centuries across the world, from India to the Aboriginals of Australia and America. It helps you to understand your baby and teaches you so much about each other.
The benefits of baby massage & yoga are:
- Help baby to sleep better
- Ease colic and wind
- Calm the nervous system
- Increase circulation
- Deepen the respiratory system
- Increase muscle tone, body awareness and flexibility
Not only does it benefit baby, but it can also benefit you by:
- Developing confidence and increaseing your bond
- Increasing awareness of your baby’s development
- Improving both your stress and hormone levels
- Helping you to understand and respond to your baby’s cues more effectively
The forgotten art of touch - Why skin to skin contact is so important
Babies explore the world around them through 3 main senses - sight, hearing and touch.
They will spend lots of time looking at you and listening to you and trying to figure their new world out, but they also learn through the sense of touch. Just by holding baby you are passing on so much information through this sense; comfort, warmth, calmness, care, support to name a few.
Milestones builds on this bond by encouraging skin-to-skin contact through the art of baby massage.
Through using a variety of simple massage techniques you will start to develop a better understanding of your babies cues, forming a closer bond ultimately making for a happier parent and baby.
Baby Massage is a great way to help both you and your baby relax and unwind and is a great way to meet new mums at the same time.
Why Baby Reflexology?
As a fully qualified baby reflexology practitioner on top of both separate baby massage and little persons yoga qualifications, I have created a unique course that truly combines all of these elements. Reflexology is often seen as a slightly left-field practice but having come across babies who suffer from bad colic, I have seen the benefits first hand that reflexology can have.
Baby reflexology provides you with simple routines to help:
- Stress and anxiety
- Pre- and post-immunisation
It taught me how to focus on my baby
It taught me how to focus on my baby in a relaxing atmosphere that is easily transferred to the home environment. I would definitely recommend to other mums.
Rachel & Thomas
I would highly recommend Clare’s Milestone massage course for any family.
I contacted Clare just after our baby boy Sam was born. When Sam was 9 weeks, we started a private baby massage course with Clare at our home . Being just Myself, my husband and our baby made this a well loved family bonding experience. Clare was patent with us, clear in her approach and it was obvious to us that she knew babies and baby massage inside out. Her personal yet confident style meant we were able to learn what benefits massage can bring and Sam really loved this time focused on him. Indeed he still does!
Claire, Chris & Sam
I HIGHLY recommend this course.
It was wonderful to spend quality and focused time with my baby each week, learning important techniques to relax and stimulate my baby during the crucial early months. great memories thank you Clare.
Leigh and Grayson