& A TOUCH OF YOGA
The purpose of baby massage is to enhance the loving interaction between a parent and a child through the nurturing touch.
Baby Massage & Yoga classes are a fun way to learn how to soothe your baby through a simple sequence of massage strokes.
It is a wonderful opportunity that allows you as a parent, to communicate with your baby through the sense of touch, speech and eye-to-eye contact.
The gift of touch is a powerful element to help strengthening the affectionate bond between a parent and a child.
It serves as a way for babies to learn to enjoy the comfort and security of loving and being loved. It is also a perfect way for parents to practice mindfulness and relaxation techniques with their sweet little babies.
‒ Promotes bonding & secure attachment
‒ Promotes a feeling of love, respect & safety
‒ Promotes development of trust, empathy & self-esteem
‒ Stimulates all major systems
Circulatory, Digestive, Hormonal, Immune, Lymphatic, Respiratory systems
‒ Stimulates brain development, coordination & balance
‒ Enhances language development & learning ability
‒ Stimulates muscular development & muscular tone
‒ Stimulates mind & body awareness and all senses
‒ Encourages growth & weight gain
‒ Helps to relieve tummy aches, gas, colic, constipation
‒ Provides relief from teething & growing pains discomforts
‒ Reliefs & reduces crying
‒ Reduces levels of stress hormones
‒ Increases levels of calming hormones
‒ Improved sleeping patterns
‒ Promotes bonding & secure attachment
‒ A better ability to understand & respect baby's cues
‒ Provides early involvement for the father
‒ Builds parental confidence & skills
‒ Opportunity to discover baby's uniqueness
‒ Enjoyable quality time with baby
‒ Decreases stress hormones
‒ Increases relaxing hormones
‒ Increases relaxation & improved sleep
‒ Stimulates milk flow if breastfeeding
‒ Decreases postnatal depression
‒ Creates an opportunity for a social interaction with other parents
‒ May lead to involvement with older siblings
What are the benefits of baby massage?
The art of baby massage helps to connect you deeply with your baby and helps you to understand your baby's non-verbal language and to respond with love and respectful listening. It empowers you, as a parent, to become an expert on your own child and respond to your baby's unique needs.
It is much more than just a luxurious massage experience for your baby!
What age is baby massage suitable?
Baby Massage course can be taught from birth up to 1 year of age
Where are classes held?
Address: Jennifer Dimech, Triq Ġuże Calleja, Iklin, Malta
How is the course taught?
The course consists of four sessions of 60 minutes each. Each session is held at weekly intervals where you will learn new massage techniques each week, leading up to the full body massage routine in the last week. This allows you and your baby to absorb all the information and get used to the massage. All classes are relaxed, informal and group sizes are kept small to ensure personalized attention.
The classes are completely baby led and allows you the time and space to bond with your baby and learn how to communicate in a loving way. After each class there will be time for you to chat with other new parents, creating a safe, supportive postnatal environment where parents can share experiences and learn from each other while having fun.
What do I need to have for each class?
Baby Massage kit bag which will be provided to you on your first session. It will consist of everything you need to start your baby massage journey! Nappy changing facilities will be provided including nappies and water wipes.
What should my baby wear?
Something easy for you to undress during the class.
A BRILLIANT WAY TO
Love & Nurture
Monday 6th November at 10:00hrs
Monday 20th November at 10:00hrs
Monday 27th November at 10:00hrs
Monday 4th December at 10:00hrs
Triq Ġuże Calleja,
A Baby Massage Kit Bag consisting of everything you need to start your baby massage journey will be provided to you during the sessions.