Welcome to Together Birthing!
I teach weekly baby massage classes for up to 5 parents/carers and babies, from my home studio in Potten End, just 5 minutes drive from Hemel Hempstead, on Tuesday mornings, 10.30-11.30 am.
The world-renowned IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage) 5-week baby massage course originated from India and Africa and has been introduced to the west over the past 30 years. It has been taught in the UK since the late 1990s.
The course is suitable for babies from newborn up to pre-crawling age. All the massage strokes are included on the course, as well as a colic routine, gentle movements and discussions on a variety of baby/parenting topics. At the end of each class there is time to make new friends with tea and cake.
Don’t worry if your baby isn’t in the mood on the day because you get booklets with all the strokes in so that you can practice at home when it’s the right time for your baby. We welcome all babies’ noises and moods. You will also receive a bottle of massage oil (cold-pressed vegetable oil).
The course costs £45, payable at the time of booking by cheque or bank transfer.
Contact me today to find out more or to book – email me or call +44(0)7738328105
Benefits for Baby
- Provides relief from wind, colic and constipation
- Baby relaxes more and sleeps better
- Baby feels more loved, respected and valued
- Helps with body awareness and co-ordination
- Helps to strengthen the immune system
Benefits for You
- Gives you a new parenting skill
- Helps connect you with your baby
- Better understanding of your baby’s communication
- Gives focused time with you baby
- Provides relaxation through nurturing touch
- Time to socialise with other parents and babies.
What People Say
“I loved the baby massage course. Sian has felt so relaxed after the session. She suffers from wind and the techniques have really helped. Emma is a great teacher. I love the atmosphere, it’s a great size of class and I love the ability to meet other mums. The icebreaker and topics for discussion every week are a great way of getting tips and stimulating discussion. Overall a brilliant course, I would do it again!” Nav, Hemel Hempstead
“With the baby massage course, I liked the lovely relaxed atmosphere and the nice small group. There was good progression through the different massage areas, and it was easy to understand. Lovely cake!” Dawn, Weedon
“I enjoyed having quality time with my baby and the opportunity to meet and chat with other mums. It has helped me to remember to relax and has helped my baby nap better after massages” Anne-Marie, Hemel Hempstead
“I really enjoyed the classes and the lovely location. Emma was a very calming, friendly person, and very positive. I enjoyed spending time with my baby and being able to learn something I can use at home”. Elizabeth, Hemel Hempstead