One of the first senses developed within the womb is that of touch. Touch is a new-born’s first language, their instinctive way to communicate to mother or father. Touch through massage and soft stretches can also alleviate the effects of postnatal depression and helps parents have a positive interaction with their baby. After about 2 months of giving your baby light, intuitive massage from birth, their physiological flexion that has kept their arms and legs in a semi-foetal position should be reduced. At this stage its perfect timing to introduce a more structured massage routine.
BABY CLASS DATES
Kingston Town Childrens Centre
40 Villiers Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 3AR
Tuesday 23rd April – 14th May 9.45am
Tuesday 18th June – 9th July 9.45am
North Kingston Children’s Centre
Latchmere Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5TU
Tuesday 4th June – 25th June – 1.30pm
North Barnes Children’s Centre (Lowther)
Stillingfleet Rd, Barnes, London SW13 9AE
Wednesday 1st May – 22nd May 1.30pm
Ham Children’s Centre
Ashburnham Rd, Richmond TW10 7BG
9.30am Friday 3rd May – 24th May
Barnes Children’s Centre (67b)
67b Lower Richmond Road
Monday 17th June – July 8th 1.30pm
Why massage your baby
It can help to stimulate circulation, release stress, improves muscle tone, improve sleeping patterns, reduces discomfort from colic, gas and constipation, strengthen digestive, circulatory, and intestinal systems, improve body awareness, stimulates right/left brain development and coordination, increases sense of being loved and acceptance, empower mums and dads to get to understand their babies…..and make you and your baby laugh (that would be the endorphins flowing).
Coming into your home is an intimate experience especially shared with other mums and babies within your friends group. Nafisa will start a class with introductions, gentle mums warm up exercises and talk through any areas mums would like to know more about within the sessions. Each week you will massage different areas of your baby and Nafisa will demonstrate using a baby doll. Each class will be a combination of massage techniques, positions and soft stretches with nursery rhymes to engaged your baby.Each Course runs for 4-5 weeks for about an hour. They can be held as a group in the privacy of your own home. Great way to make friends or keeping in touch with mothers / NCT groups.