Who can take part in the baby massage class?
Baby Massage is for parents or primary caregivers and for babies aged form birth up to 12 months. However we encourage you continue to massage your baby into childhood and beyond, but our class are mainly designed for young babies (pre-crawling).
At A Tiny touch we welcome young parents, older parents, dads, mums, adoptive parents, and more.
What are the benefits of baby massage?
Interaction – You’ll learn how to interact with each other and how you can communicate with touch, speech, even when your baby is in a pre-language stage. You’ll learn how to form a physical and emotional bond with your baby, and build a relationship of trust and secure attachment.
Stimulation – Baby Massage has shown to stimulate the circulatory, digestive, immune, vagal, nervous and respiratory systems. When attending A Tiny Touch Course we will explain how each of the strokes helps different parts of the body.
Relaxation–During baby massage your baby will learn to relax, just like us adults do with an adult massage! Baby Massage also helps promote relaxation for parent as well as baby, which in turn, helps to promote sleep.
Relief – Baby Massage has been shown to help with a variety of conditions, including colic, gas, constipation, teething, mucus and other skin conditions. Colic and gas routine will also be shown within our classes.
When is the best time to massage my baby?
The best time to massage your baby is when their in the “quiet alert state”. In this state your baby will look relaxed, gaze at you, be happy to lay still, show open body posture, or reach out towards you. The different states are outlined within A Tiny Touch classes and as you learn your baby’s cues you will know when it is the right time.
What kind of oil should I use to massage my baby?
When massaging your baby we recommend the use of a vegetable oil, which is desirably organic and cold pressed. For more information regarding massage oils please visit – https://www.iaim.net/massage-your-baby/oils-for-infant-massage/
Why does a class last 5 weeks?
We like to introduce babies and parents to massage at their own pace. During our baby massage classes, you will be introduced to new information along with new strokes each week. Classes are designed to build relationships between parent and baby to enhance trust and build secure attachment. Our training sessions also encourage engagement between parents, encouraging opportunities for on-going support and friendships long after the classes are over.
Where is a good place to massage my baby?
Preferably somewhere warm with natural daylight where you and your baby feel relaxed with minimal distractions, avoiding over stimulating stimulants such as bright lights etc.
The instructor during the massage class will demonstrate different ways to sit and position your baby so you feel comfortable and your baby feels supported.
When should I not massage my baby?
We recommend you do not massage your baby when they are sleeping, crying or saying “no” to massage. You will learn about baby’s cues when you attend massage classes.
How long does the massage in itself take?
As long as your baby wants it! A Tiny Touch classes are very baby led.
Where are the Tiny Touch Baby Massage course classes held?
We hold our Private One-to-One (1-2-1 / 1:1), Private Group or Public Group Baby Massage classes via courses in Tamworth, Lichfield, Sutton coldfield, Swadlincote, Burton on Trent, and much of the East & West Midlands.