Baby Massage – A Mother’s Perspective

We’ve discussed before the benefits baby massage classes can offer to your baby – but what first attracts parents to the classes? Are you reading this blog and wondering if baby massage would suit you and your baby? Well, today we are going to look at the classes from a mother’s perspective as we talk to Sarah, who has attended the classes numerous times. Here’s what she had to say about the experience and class as a whole:

“I had previously lost twin babies shortly after their birth and as a result I was an extremely anxious new parent. I wanted to do something relaxing with my new baby.  And these classes enabled me to have some time with my baby where I could feel totally relaxed. In addition to this, by baby was more relaxed too and she was very settled during the sessions. She clearly enjoyed the sessions and she was very smiley and vocal during them. My baby suffered terribly with constipation and the massages really helped with this.”

“These classes enabled me to have some time with my baby where I could feel totally relaxed. I also found that I enjoyed the sessions a lot and they enabled me to take time out of my busy life to ensure that I was just enjoying being with my baby. I also found that they enabled me to feel empowered and like I was doing something proactive to help my baby’s physical uncomfortableness with her constipation.”

“I had a really nice first impression of the classes, Vikki is really warm and welcoming. I think she made many of the women feel very cared for listened to. Physically the rooms were warm, clean and inviting. The sweets were a welcomed treat! I have recommended the courses several times to my friends. I don’t believe there are any drawbacks to the courses but it might be a nice idea to have some on-going drop in sessions to practice the massage techniques after the courses have ended.”

“Overall, I have now attended several of Vikki’s courses with my daughter and I have just started a new course with my newborn son. I have really enjoyed all of the courses and think they have have really assisted my bonding with my babies. The way Vikki facilitated the sessions also really encourages friendship between the mothers and the group discussions I think really help to ease any feelings of isolation.”

In my opinion, baby massage classes have just as much benefits on you, the parent, as they do on your baby as Sarah’s comments demonstrate first hand. If you do one thing for yourself today, book yourself onto your nearest course and witness for yourself how this simple, yet calming activity can significantly improve the life of both you and your baby.

 

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