Baby Massage Classes
Baby massage can be a lovely way for parents to spend time with their baby. It is a long standing parenting tradition in many cultures which is very gentle and relies on the instinctive healing power of touch which is a baby’s first form of communication.
Taking part in a warm and relaxing activity with each other is a great way to strengthen family bonding creating feelings of calm, happiness and connection. The health benefits of baby massage are becoming better known as the practice increases in popularity. Peapodbaby massage instructors are trained with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) which is the largest and longest standing association solely dedicated to baby massage. The IAIM baby massage programme is well respected, researched and has been endorsed to be a high quality parent education programme.
Parents who have attended baby massage classes tell us that the benefits can include:
- Strengthening the bond with your baby
- Relaxation for both parent and baby
- Relief from wind, colic and constipation
During a peapodbaby massage course you will learn:
- Massage strokes for legs, feet, stomach, arms, chest, hands, face and back
- A short colic routine
- Gentle movements and touch relaxation
- The best time and how long to massage
- What massage oils to use
- How to adapt strokes for your baby’s individual needs
Babymassage is suitable for babies from birth to one year old. Before 4 weeks of age we recommend massage is done without the use of oils so you may wish to wait until your baby is 4 weeks before starting our classes.
Peapodbaby massage is a lovely opportunity to learn cue based massage and spend one to one time with baby in a relaxed and friendly environment. All you need to bring is a soft blanket or towel to aid positioning and any other items for feeding and changing. Peapodbaby massage courses are all very much baby friendly and baby led. Don’t worry if your little one is asleep during the session as we have plenty massage dolls for you to practice on!
Gift vouchers for this course are available please click on the link for information.
ENQUIRIES / BOOKINGS
You can book directly on any of the course options shown. Alternatively please complete our enquiry form for more details, dates and availability. We ask for advance payment to secure a place. Please see section on how to book. If you’ve not received a reply to your enquiry within 48 hours please check your “junk” email.
Dundee Baby Massage Group Classes (5 weeks Course) £50
The Peapodbaby massage course is delivered over 5 weeks and costs £50. This includes a complimentary bottle of organic massage oil, course handouts and refreshments, certificate and use of peapod photo props. Each session lasts around an hour. Cost is £50 per person.
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Baby Massage Couples /Twins Course (3 weeks condensed course) £50/couple
Peapodbaby offer a Saturday morning course aimed at couples who would like to learn together how to massage their baby. The class is also suitable for twins at no extra cost (parent plus an additional carer) This is a condensed course which runs over 3 weeks covering all of the massage strokes and includes all handouts and bottle of organic massage oil. Refreshments are also provided. The classes are small and relaxed and each class lasts around an hour. Cost is £50 per couple.
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Baby Massage One to One (1.5-2 hrs)home visit
Whilst we recommend attending one of our group courses we know some parents prefer one to one massage instruction in the comfort of your own home (Dundee) and we can include one or both parents in these sessions. Peapodbaby offer personal Babymassage training as a one off training on a day and time convenient to you and your baby. We go through all of the massage strokes and gentle movements and give you time to ask any questions. We also provide a peapodbaby massage pack with laminated handouts. Each session last around 1.5 – 2 hours and cost is £80
(Home visits outwith Dundee can be arranged but may incur additional travel costs please contact us for details)
Private Group Instruction
We also offer private group sessions in Dundee and surrounding area so if you have a group of friends and a volunteer to host the classes we are happy to arrange a tailor made package to suit your group. (Price on enquiry).