Thank you so much for your interest in joining our Baby Massage Course
ClapHandies Baby PlayLabs now incorporates the full Baby Massage programme.
The Baby PlayLabs are aimed at young babies from 6 weeks to 7 months. Each class runs for approximately 55 minutes and a term is 7 weeks long.
The sessions are made up of music, song and rhyme time. Each week we have a different set of rhymes and songs.
We dedicate a section of the class to teaching the core baby massage techniques. We also focus on gross motor skills and language development where we teach baby sign language. You can view more about ClapHandies Baby PlayLabs here.
Benefits of a Baby Massage course
Massage soothes your baby and is a pleasurable experience for both you and your baby. Also, the relaxation element of the class, and the calm environment created is very nurturing for all mothers and can significantly help those affected by post natal depression.
Specific massage techniques are demonstrated which help to relieve colic, wind and constipation. In addition, baby massage can help the baby deal with surgery or difficult birth.
When you massage your baby regularly, their physical growth and development is stimulated in a variety of ways. Research studies show the respiratory, muscular, circulatory and immune systems all benefit from the positive effects of massage. Your baby may gain weight more easily and increase their ability to fight common infections which all babies are exposed to. In addition, massage promotes neurological development, and helps with the development of motor skills and coordination.
Eye-to-eye and skin-to-skin contact and the exchange of soothing sounds and smells all help you and baby to bond.
Happier baby... happier parent
The baby massage course is not only about learning the massage techniques. During the course we learn a lot more about our babies. You will learn to identify and understand your babies cues leaving you better able to communicate.