Although it is not as common in the western world, it is becoming more recognised, with many studies being completed on the benefits of baby massage both for the baby and the parent.
Baby massage is a selection of gentle strokes and moves you complete with your baby, it is a fantastic time for you to spend with your baby or babies and really focus on them. We would recommend babies are about 6 weeks to 6 months when you start a course, however you can continue massage for as long as they enjoy it.
Today we all have busy lives often rushing from one thing to the next, but once you have completed a baby massage course you can carry on at home.
In the courses I have run it has been fantastic to see parents really focusing on their baby or babies, watching the bond really developing between them in front of my eyes.
Baby massage is for all, first time to well established parents, mums or dads young or old if your baby is between 6 weeks and 6 months then a Baby Massage course could really benefit you.
My name is Suzie Hawker and I run Shoreham Baby Massage. I am a qualified Baby Massage Instructor and Nursery Nurse. I have worked as a Nursery Manager for many years but started Shoreham Baby Massage so I could get back to supporting parents and their babies. I am passionate about bringing baby massage to local parents and just wish it had been available to me when I had my 2 children.