Give your baby the best start in life and make new friends with my specially designed 4-week baby massage course.
Baby Massage is a wonderful experience for both parents and baby. More than a pleasurable experience for the participants, evidence shows that loving, touching, nurturing contact between parents and babies has a positive impact on subsequent development.
Small, informal Baby Massage classes are held in Chislehurst, Kent – in a warm, calm and relaxed, clean and softly scented environment to allow you to get away from the stresses and strains of busy life. Bubsandmama provide the perfect way to learn how to massage your baby with plenty of opportunity for one-to-one guidance and support from Elkie, a highly experienced therapist trained by the International Association of Infant Massage. Relax and bond with your baby while meeting other like-minded mums.
Bubsandmama provides a safe and secure space for you to learn this ancient skill of communication, love and respectful listening and it empowers you as a parent, for it gives you the means by which you can become an expert on your own child and therefore can respond according to your baby’s unique needs. They learn what healthy respectful touch is by being massaged and the deep emotional bonds formed in infancy lay a foundation for a lifetime of trust, courage, dependability, faith and love.
MASSAGE BRINGS SO MANY BENEFITS TO BABIES:
Develops the first language which is mainly touch
Encourages neural development
Encourages bonding and interaction
Enhances their feeling of being loved, respected and secure
Strengthens and regulates their digestive, respiratory and immune systems
Helps with growth and muscle tone and stimulates circulation
Relieves symptoms of colic, gas and constipation
Develops balance, co-ordination and sensory motor skills
Soothes teething pains and sinus pains
Develops the baby’s body-mind awareness
Helps to regulate sleep patterns and promotes more restful sleep
Teaches babies how to release their body’s tension… an invaluable skill as they grow older.
Its fun – babies love to interact with other babies!
“feedback from a baby after 20 minutes of baby massage”
Please see my testimonials to read what others have said about the classes.
THERE ARE LOTS OF BENEFITS FOR MUMS TOO
Develops confidence when handling baby
Helps you to understand your baby’s non-verbal communication
Massage encourages lactation and aids breastfeeding
Increases awareness of baby’s growth and development
Its a lovely way to relax and de-stress
Can help with post natal depression
Baby massage classes are aimed at babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months but are suitable for any time before the child is moving around. I have previously held a very successful class of 8 month-old non crawlers. Twins, Triplets are welcome so long as you have a family member to help.
Classes run all year round and times are flexible to suit group members. Private classes can be arranged for busy parents or groups of new mums.
Once you have completed the massage course, you can come along to baby yoga classes, you will need to supply your own towel and oil, and I bring the rest! These classes are the most fun and interactive that I run and I of course will supply you all with biscuits and hot drinks. If you wanted to reserve a place after your massage course, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Prices: Each 4 week course costs £70 You will be supplied with waterproof mats, fresh towels, a 50ml bottle of complementary organic baby massage oil for you to keep, handouts to support you and read through for discussion and lovely refreshments.
Twins are more than welcome at a cost of £80 for both. I don’t aggree with charging twice!
You need: Any feeds your baby may need in this time, I also recommend you please bring a cardigan or a top worn by you to comfort babies when on the mats, it will help them feel more comfortable and settled. Please wear comfortable clothing and socks as you will remove shoes at the door to ensure the room is clean for your baby.
“From 2.5 weeks – 8 months and still loving it! Elkie has created such a warm nurturing space to bond and building confidence in handling our babies.”
Liz & Sebastian Jan – July 19
“Perfectly designed for newborn babies, following their age and development. I love the unique way of bonding with Josie, as well as learning about my baby’s body and development from someone as knowledgeable and personable as Elkie”
Nathalie & Josie Evans Aug 19- Jan 20
“Elkie’s baby massage is a really enjoyable experience with a calm atmosphere and a great way to meet other mums, there’s a brilliant section at the end of the class where advice and tips are given to everyone depending on what’s happening for them and their baby that week.”
Saffron & James Aug 19-Jan20
“The whole family benefits from her fantastic skills and as a mother I see the direct results of how beneficial massage can be for children. We all look forward to to Elkie’s monthly visits!”
Gemma Medland, Chislehurst
“Elkie has built a lovely safe and warm place for mums to come together and bond with their babies and each other”
Hannah Akin – Apr-Oct 2019
“An intimate and relaxed atmosphere, Elkie has a wealth of knowledge and her warm nature always makes you feel welcome!”
Kay (Midwife) & Charlie Brown
“Elkie’s classes provide a relaxed platform to help bond with your baby and reintroduce exercise as part of your daily routine. Elkie has created a wonderful environment within her classes for not only bonding with your baby, but meeting other mums!”
Lauren & James Rose April-July 19
“Its more than just massaging your baby, you learn new things yeah week, it’s a fun way to bond with your baby in a unique relaxed class, we absolutely love it!”
Sophie & Winona 2019
“Baby massage is one of the highlights of our week! Elkie is a wonderful, friendly and informative teacher and makes the classes really enjoyable.”