Baby Massage Course // courses in York

I am delighted to share Baby Massage with you, in the form of both group courses in York, and also as private one-to-one sessions. 

Group Courses are held on….

Thursdays // 1.15pm to 2.30pm // York Yoga Studio, 112 Acomb Rd, York YO24 4EY

Course dates are listed further down the page….

"Touch is the simplest and most effective way to communicate to babies they are loved, respected, secure and cared for"

Being massaged helps babies relax and cope better with stress, improves their muscular coordination and flexibility, improves circulatory and respiratory rhythms, as well as helping to relieve symptoms such as colic, constipation and improve digestion. It also helps you as a parent to learn useful techniques to help calm and relax your baby,  create a deep connection to your baby and helps with bonding. It helps facilitate the importance of loving touch, and aids in the creation of happy parent-baby relationships. Massage shows babies they are loved. Mums also have the opportunity to meet other new mums, and connect and share their experiences, and find a support network who know just how you feel.

All about Baby Massage

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Massage is a wonderful and special gift that you can share with your baby. Baby massage is an ancient art used in many diverse cultures to help with a variety of physical and emotional needs and to promote relaxation. Babies naturally crave skin contact, and parents naturally communicate and provide comfort to their baby through touch. Baby massage it enhances this natural process. Touch is your baby’s most developed sense at birth and through it you can communicate love, security and trust to your baby immediately. Baby massage is simply a method that helps to reinforce the natural power of touch.

Baby massage will allow you to understand your baby’s subtle non verbal language and develop your ability to listen to your baby through the creation of a special intimate time together. When you massage your baby you lay down the foundations of trust and security which will help you to build a happy and confident relationship with your baby for the future.

Developmental Baby Massage is designed to give parents and caregivers the skills to utilise rhythmic strokes and soothing holds, helping them bond with their baby. As well as providing many benefits to your baby, this process can improve caregiver's wellbeing and increase your confidence in responding to your babies needs.

Specific benefits for you and your baby include: 

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  • Baby massage can help relieve wind, colic, constipation, teething and much more.

  • Baby Massage can help create and develop the bond between you and your baby.

  • Baby Massage can help you tune into your babies communication cues.

  • Baby Massage provides relaxation for you both.

  • Baby Massage stimulates and supports your baby’s physical, emotional and social development.

  • Baby Massages helps you feel more confident in handling your baby.

  • Baby Massage introduce easy, progressive steps towards tummy time.

  • Baby Massage can help improve sleep

  • Baby Massage is great fun to learn and a brilliant way to meet other parents and spend special time with your baby.

Science and research have confirmed that the use of skin to skin practices, nurturing touch and massage enhances the physical and emotional well being of parents and babies. Studies have repeatedly shown that responsive parenting and attachment is the key to the emotional well being of children. When we massage out babies we are teaching love, compassion, empathy and understanding to create positive early experiences and secure loving relationships. This has an effect on the child, the parent and society as a whole. Developmental baby massage also provide a good foundation for sitting and standing, whilst allowing you one-to-one playtime in a safe and supportive environment.

Each week, there will be an opportunity to meet your fellow classmates, chat and drink tea too.

About the Baby Massage classes:

Classes are small, friendly and relaxed and held in the really beautiful, warm and calming setting of York Yoga Studio.  Massage techniques and strokes are demonstrated to you using a doll, with emphasis on loving touch, and responding to baby’s cues and communication.

Suitable for babies from 6 weeks old to crawling.  There is really no upper age limit, but I usually say up to crawling as it simply depends on whether your baby is willing to lie fairly still enough to enjoy the massage.  

In addition to the in person classes, you'll get to take home: 

  • 50ml bottle of massage oil 

  • Certificate of completion (a lovely keepsake)

  • Booklet of the massage techniques for your reference to use at home

  • Unique free online video course of some of the massage techniques for you to use at home as a reference

  • A beautiful guided relaxation MP3 for I’ve recorded especially for Mothers (so you get to relax too)

If you have any questions at all about the course, of it's suitability then please get in touch with Susan -

“Thank you for a wonderful course, I really enjoyed it. It was a great first experience of getting out and about with baby on my own as you create such a supportive and welcoming space“ SR

I can’t tell you what a difference your baby massage course has made to out littles ones sleep - amazing. Thank you!” GH

He just seems like so much happier little boy now. His tummy seems more settled, he doesn’t cry to much at night. And I’ve been able to show Daddy the routine too, so they have a lovely routine post bath together. Huge thanks Susan” KL

The next Baby Massage course dates are as follows:

August 2019 Baby Massage - no course (Summer holidays)

September - October 2019 Baby Massage Course

This is a 6 week course, on Thursdays from 1.15pm to 2.30pm

Location: York Yoga Studio, 112 Acomb Rd, York YO24 4EY (FREE and easy on street parking)

Dates: 12th, 19th, 26th September and 3rd, 10th, 17th October 2019 (6 week course) SOLD OUT!

Cost: £51 for 6 week course (including all the extra’s above)

November - December 2019 Baby Massage Course

This is a 6 week course, on Thursdays from 1.15pm to 2.30pm

Location: York Yoga Studio, 112 Acomb Rd, York YO24 4EY (FREE and easy on street parking)

Dates: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November and 5th and 12th December 2019 (6 week course)

Cost: £51 for 6 week course (including all the extra’s above)

2020 Dates will be released in the Autumn, but please email me to get an update once the dates are released -

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Find out more

To find out more about about Baby Massage courses or private one-to-one sessions, or to make a booking, you can

  • contact me via the enquiry form on the right

  • email

  • phone Susan on 07954 238 424

I look forward to hearing from you.

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