Baby Massage Classes with Certified Instructor Melissa Vincent
Baby Massage at The Pilates Hub
Baby Massage has been practiced for centuries, it is an ancient art that has been passed down throughout generations.
Touch is the first sense to develop in the womb and it is proven that babies respond and are receptive to positive touch.
Our Instructor Melissa is a fully Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) and trained with Baby Massage Ireland which is part of International Infant Massage Association (IAIM).
During the Baby Massage classes you will learn to massage your baby, following a routine that is derived from Swedish and Indian Massage, Reflexology and Yoga.
Helps baby to feel securely attached
Helps baby to feel more loved, respected and valued
Increases levels of relaxation and promotes longer sleep
Reduces crying and emotional distress
Stimulates the systems of the body, immune, nervous, circulatory and digestive systems
Normalises muscle tone
Provides relief from gas or colic pain, constipation and eases teething discomfort
Develops body awareness and coordination
Developing language through rhymes and repetition
Feeling closer to your baby, further enhancing that special bond
Provides an enjoyable opportunity for you to spend one-to-one time with your baby
Gain a deeper understanding of your baby’s behaviour, crying and body language
Feel the relaxing effects of giving your baby a massage
Increases your confidence in your ability to care for and nurture your baby
Reduces stress level for you and also baby, releasing the hormone oxytocin
Decreases the incidence of post natal depression
Learn a lifelong parenting skill
Also meet other parents and compare your experiences over a cuppa!
Next 5 Week Course Starts
Monday 12th March 11am -12.30pm
Includes Personalised Baby Massage Book, Oils & Handouts.
Group Baby Massage Classes
Group courses are run in the relaxed and warm environment of the Pilates Hub Studio.
Group Baby Massages classes are are run over 5 weeks, allowing time to learn the massage strokes and to become comfortable with the massage. Also incorporated are gentle exercises for baby, derived from yoga, which not only benefit babies with colic or digestive discomfort, but they are fun for baby too. The courses are very much baby led so there’s no problem feeding and tending to baby as you would do in your own home.
This is a fun and interactive class that benefits both parent and baby in many ways. After the class there is time for discussion, and to share experiences with others from your community and enjoy cuppa and something sweet too!
These classes are kept small and intimate with a maximum of 8 parent and babies in each course.
Next Group Baby Massage course:
Monday 12th March 2018 – 11am-12.30pm
Private Baby Massage Classes
At The Pilates Hub we offer Private Baby Massage, either in our cosy Studio or in the comfort of your own home. On a one to one basis, or maybe get a few of your friends together. Maybe it is not so easy to get out of the house or you just want to be in the familiar surrounding for you and your baby, then we will come to you. These tend to be shorter courses, 3 to 4 sessions.
House calls also available, for babies with colic or digestive issues, followed up by phone support. In Dublin Area.