Baby Massage Classes

Baby massage is a specific set of techniques that is proven to improve your baby’s health and to enhance your bond with your baby. Learning the right massage techniques is vital to ensure, that you and your baby gain the many benefits that massage can provide.

Studies have shown that baby massage helps babies:

  • Cry less
  • Sleep better
  • Lower stress hormone levels along with their parents – relaxed babies!
  • Improve their immune system
  • Gain weight, especially in preterm infants
  • improve their lung function
  • Enhanced cognitive and motor development
  • Increased vagal (vagus nerve) activity – positively effecting the digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems
  • See the list of benefits for more info and some of the research into baby massage.

We offer a variety baby massage classes from full workshops to shorter introductory sessions.

Our baby massage classes are run by Karen, a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. Baby massage classes can be attended by one or both parents and can be done pre or post natal. If you are attending the classes pre-natal or if your baby just isn’t in the mood for massage, Karen will provide you with a practice doll, so you can practice the techniques as you learn them.

Full Workshops

The workshops will take you through:

  • how baby massage can you help you and your baby
  • the appropriate times for massage
  • the correct massage technique
  • which massage oils to use
  • specific massage techniques to help with wind and colic as well as the circulation in the lymphatic system

Group Workshop – currently not available

4 x 1 hour sessions, over 4 weeks.
cost: $110 (+ $16 for massage oil – optional)

Classes are held at my location in West Ryde.

Private Workshop

2 x 1.5 hour sessions run over 2 weeks.
cost: $150 (+ $16 for massage oil – optional) *

Private classes are held in your own home.

Workshop Playdate

4 x 1 hour sessions run over 4 weeks.
cost:

  • $60 per mum & bub when 5 attending *
  • $70 per mum & bub when 4 attending *
  • $80 per mum & bub when 3 attending *
  • $90 per mum & bub when 2 attending *

+ $16 for massage oil – optional

Our workshops provide a great and fun way to connect with your fellow Mums. You take care of morning tea and I will take care of the rest and even come to you! Get in contact with me and we can arrange the dates and time fro your group.
Min 2 mums & bubs. Special group pricing available.

* Additional travel fee will of $15 will apply for bookings more than 10 km from West Ryde.

Introductory Sessions

The sessions cover a portion of what is covered in the workshops. They will take you through:

  • the appropriate times for massage
  • some of the correct massage techniques
  • which massage oils to use

Group Intro Sessions

1 x 1 hour session.
cost: $30 min. 4 mums & bubs (+ $16 for massage oil – optional) *

* Additional travel fee will of $15 will apply for bookings more than 10 km from West Ryde.