We thought we would share some of the most common questions we get asked about our baby massage classes. This way you can be prepared before joining one of our sessions and also have an understanding of how things work for you and your little one.
Often we know this may be the first activity you have attended with your baby, therefore we create an environment whereby we try not to overstimulate babies creating a calming environment for both of you.
What does a class look like? – we usually set up the class in a semi circle/circle this way I can see everyone and you can also see me whilst I demonstrate the strokes (the instructor DOES NOT massage your baby). It also allows me to support you during the class too. I provide yoga mats for babies to lay on just remember to bring a towel/blanket along with you to lay baby on and also to support with keeping them warm during massage.
How old does my baby need to be? – We recommend babies can attend from 6 weeks to 12 months.
What oil do you use and do I need to bring my own? – Oil is provided during the course along with handouts. This supports with massaging your baby at home. The oil we use is a cold-pressed organic sunflower oil which is edible too. Whilst babies are small we avoid oils with fragrances to help support with bonding and attachment. We always recommend to patch test incase babies does show any signs of a reaction.
What do I need to bring? – Everything you would need to leave the house with which we know can be everything including the kitchen sink. Bring what you need to and we provide the rest for your class. We have nappy changing facilities at our venues also.
What if my baby cries? – Don’t worry all baby’s cry, just follow your baby’s cues as we know they may be tired, need feeding etc. It doesn’t necessarily mean they dislike massage either. The first time you perform massage can be overwhelming for a baby, this is why we break the massage down week by week.
Can I bring my partner/relatives/friends along to the class? – Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions we aren’t able to allow support persons.
Are you complying with COVID restrictions? – Yes, we only offering limited numbers in our classes and following the restrictions in place for our current phase. Hand sanitiser will be available at the session and we ensure all our equipment is cleaned after to use.
How do I book a class? – Simply visit our events section on the website and secure your place. Places are limited and bookings are essential.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me further.