Baby Massage has been practiced for centuries all over the world and is a wonderful thing to do. As a Mother of four children myself, I know each baby has different needs and massage really does help you bond with your baby.

The Benefits

  • Helps to reduce the discomfort of colic, wind and constipation
  • Promotes bonding between baby and parent
  • Induces a deeper and longer sleep
  • Helps weight gain in premature infants
  • Stimulates/strengthens both the immune and nervous systems
  • Relieves teething pain
  • Relieves respiratory disorders & sinus congestion

What to bring?

  • Towel (I provide changing mats).
  • Comfy clothes (if possible).
  • DRINK for your baby if needed as they are usually thirsty after a massage.

Age?

Ideally your baby will be 6 weeks old but massage is wonderful from any age. Sophie is the youngest baby who has done the course and she was 2 weeks old! Babies are welcome to come until their mobility becomes too much of a challenge!!

What happens?

Each week, a new part of the body will be taught, followed by a demonstration of the previous weeks massage just to remind you. I demonstrate all the techniques on a specifically made massage doll and explain everything in full as you massage your own baby (you will be surprised how quickly the strokes will become second nature to you). I also have spare dolls so don’t worry if your baby is asleep or just not feeling themselves (which can happen). You are welcome to practise the techniques on her!

Types of Classes

Group Courses

These are held in Kelso, Duns, Lauder, Hawick and Galashiels in January, March, May, August and Novemeber and run for 5 weeks.

These classes have a maximum of 10 babies.

Cost is £50 and includes a bottle of organic grapeseed oil, laminated notes, a certificate and coffee and home baking each week. I run the classes for as little as i can.

(I can arrange weekly payments if its easier as I wouldnt want cost to be a problem)

Private Group Courses

Ideal for groups of friends in either your own home or perhaps a local village hall. We can arrange dates and time together.

Cost: £80 per session for a 4 week Course (to be shared between you).

One to One

This is ideal for special need babies, twins or just as a special treat or present and is a 2 hour visit .

Cost: £50 and includes laminated notes and bottle of organic grapeseed oil.

All parents coming to the course will kindly be given a FREE parent and child swimming pass from Live Borders! (worth £4.50)

If you have any further questions then do feel free to call about any of the above as I would be happy to explain anything in fuller detail.

Have any questions? The answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found on my FAQs page.

Courses & Booking

You can see all the upcoming courses that are available and book your place online.