Developmental baby massage has been developed by Peter Walker to support a baby’s natural development from birth to crawling. The class will emphasise connection and presence between carer and baby, and use techniques to: relax the baby’s diaphragm for full and efficient breathing; bring flexibility to hips and shoulders; strengthen their back, arms and legs in preparation for sitting and standing. All of this happens in an atmosphere of loving, joyful play: above all it’s a time for mums, dads or carers to be fully present with and enjoy their baby!
Alexa provides a relaxed and supportive space for dedicated parent and baby time, learning a valuable skill for life to support you and your baby.
Baby Massage can help:
– Strengthen baby-parent communication
– Enhance your understanding of baby’s development
– Boost self-esteem and confidence in parenting
– Relax parent and baby
– Encourage a deeper sleep for baby
– Relieve wind, colic and constipation
– Reduce crying
Alexa is a certified Developmental Baby Massage Therapist having studied with Peter Walker at the Active Birth Centre and offers classes for mums, dads or any other primary caregivers.
Private 1-2-1 Sessions:
Private one-on-one courses in your own home. This is particularly enjoyable for babies as they are in their own, familiar and comfortable environment at a time that suits them! The course runs over 2 sessions of 75 mins each.
Private Group Sessions:
Private group sessions in your own location. If you already have a group of parents you would like to share the experience with. The course runs over 2 sessions of 90 mins each.
Fee: £160 for two sessions payable in advance
Please contact Alexa to discuss for advice, options, or if you have any questions or concerns.
Prior to the first class please test your baby’s skin with the oil you will be using. This can be done on the inside of the upper arm and about 60 minutes observation time should be allowed. I recommend you use Organic Sunflower Seed Oil / Organic Grapeseed Oil / Organic Virgin Coconut Oil / Organic Light Olive Oil. Avoid commercial baby oils as these are usually highly perfumed. As mineral oil they are cheap derivatives of crude petroleum. They tend to feel greasy and gritty and have no organic value.