Massage Classes

We all love to receive a massage or even just a really good hug to make us feel relaxed and cared for. Children are no different. Primarily kinaesthetic learners, touch is an extremely important aspect of learning and communication for them, as well as providing a wonderful feeling of love and safety. Massage provides a great opportunity for touch that is not purely functional e.g. dressing, washing, changing nappies, as well as relaxed one-on-one time with your child. 

There are many benefits of receiving massage, other than the obvious ones above, which can be divided into four main categories:

Interaction 
including the promotion of bonding and secure attachment, verbal and non-verbal communication, using all of the senses, and loving physical contact with both parents
Stimulation of the circulatory, digestive, hormonal, immune, lymphatic, nervous, respiratory and vestibular (co-ordination and balance) systems, muscular development and tone, and mind/body awareness
Relief can be provided for gas and colic, constipation and elimination, gastrointestinal cramps, excess mucus, growing pains, muscular tension, teething discomfort, calming the nervous system, sensitivity to touch, physical and psychological tension, and softening of dry skin
Relaxation may be demonstrated by improved sleep patterns, regulation of behaviour, being calm and the reduction of stress levels and stress hormones

You will also benefit from giving massage. The positive interaction experienced between you and your child during massage is a wonderful feeling. You will develop new ways of reading and respecting their ways of communicating with you, as well as feeling confident and relaxed together. Siblings can also help massage each other, increasing love and respect and a relaxed home environment. 

This is also true of you and your partner. And if you have a little one on board, it's even more important to make time just for you.

 Learn How to Massage your Partner

Day 1 (2.5 hours)
Introduction on massage technique, strokes, muscle areas to avoid and which to focus on. One of you will receive a 30 minute massage (in swimwear or underwear) from massage therapist while other watches and takes notes. This will cover the back, shoulders, neck, head, face, arms, hands, legs and feet. 

The person watching will then give their partner the same massage with tips and advice on technique from therapist. Your partner will know from the massage they have just received what it should feel like, and will give you feedback during the massage on whether to press harder, spend more time on an area etc. Swap over so person getting the massage now learns how to give the massage.

Day 2 (2 hours)
This will take place one week later so that you have had time to practise at least once on each other. Each of you will demonstrate the 30 minute massage on your partner while therapist gives advice and feedback.

You can bring your favourite massage oil or moisturiser if preferred. Dates arranged to suit you. £270  


Baby & Toddler Massage Classes

Learn how to massage your children with fun, friendly massage classes which help strengthen and relax their muscles, while helping to promote good posture, breathing and digestion.
We use organic massage oil to keep the skin healthy and soft and ensure the pores of the skin are not blocked. 
Maximum 4 children per class or individual lessons.

Baby Massage (0-12 months)
This is a lovely class to get to know your babies bodies through massage and have fun together with massage songs and yoga. Massage can help with muscle strength & flexibility, bonding & relaxation, stimulate digestive, immune & nervous systems.

Each week we cover different parts of the body:  legs & feet, stomach, chest, arms & hands, face & back, with a special routine for the relief of colic.

Toddler Massage (1 to 4 years)
You will learn the massage techniques for the whole body, week by week, to use at home when they are calm (just before they go to sleep at bedtime is perfect, and a nice treat at the end of the day), to help with growing pains, circulation, tummy aches, constipation and much more,  but also have a fun class with massage stories told on their bodies, singing, and yoga exercises to help maintain flexibility of hips, legs and spine.

Both classes £50 for 5 weeks

 

 

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