Baby Massage - Edinburgh's Favourite!
with scents of wellbeing
Join this wonderful introduction to baby massage class with Anne from Scents of Wellbeing.
The Power of Touch:
The power of touch to soothe and heal is instinctive. If a baby cries, for example, we may cuddle them or rub their back. Massaging your baby is an extension of this natural impulse. By incorporating baby massage into your day, you create a special time that allows you to communicate with your baby and pick up on baby’s verbal and non-verbal cues. This enhances the process of bonding with your baby on a physical and emotional level and can be especially valuable for fathers, particularly when baby is being breast fed, as it allows them time to bond and gain confidence in the handling and caring of their newborn infant.
Benefits of Baby Massage:
It is a great way of strengthening your bond with your baby.
It can help you become more confident with handling your baby and better at recognising her needs.
Baby massage is also a great way for partners, grandparents and siblings to bond with the newest addition to the family.
Your baby's muscles relax, breathing becomes deeper and the oil nourishes your baby's skin. Skin stimulation also provides a vital trigger to the nervous system.
It can also provide relief – massaging your baby's tummy, for example, can help ease colic, constipation or trapped wind.
Massaging raises levels of the 'feel-good' hormone oxytocin in both you and your baby, helping you both feel calmer and relaxed helping to promote relaxation and sleep
Massaging the gums through the skin may ease the pain of teething
A gentle face massage can help unblock a blocked nose.
Massage can alleviate the effects of postnatal depression and help a mother have a more positive interaction with their baby.
Baby massage is suitable from birth onwards. However this class is aimed at pre-crawling babies.
“Absolutely loved the baby massage classes with Anne! Each week my baby and I left Anne’s class feeling very relaxed and happy. Cannot recommend her highly enough”
Anne lives and works in Edinburgh as a Complementary Therapist and Baby Massage Instructor. She is mum to two daughters and started her business Scents of Wellbeing after attaining a BSc Complementary Therapies with Distinction in 2005.
"When I first trained in massage I was working mainly with adults but found at home my daughters were more than willing to let “mummy practice on them” and one daughter who had issues sleeping used to fall asleep which was amazing! This led me to train to be a Baby Massage Instructor and undertake additional training in Child Massage. For any parent or carer this is such a fabulous way to interact with their wee one, allowing communicating with their baby and picking up on baby’s verbal and non-verbal cues learning to understand their baby’s special and unique needs and enhance the process of bonding with baby on a physical and emotional level."
“Myself and my daughter just completed our 5 week baby massage class at Joy Tots. It was amazing would definitely recommend this class. We started when Isobel was just 7 weeks old and she loved it. Anne is very calm and kind and there was always one of the mums dealing with a hungry/upset baby so I never felt out of place!”
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