Gentle massage can often relieve problems/tensions during pregnancy such as backage, sleeplessness and headaches. Pregnancy massage is done when women lie on their sides and are supported with cushions, to make sure that the mothers-to-be are relaxed and comfortable.
Baby Massage Class
Massaging your baby allows a special contact between you and the baby, it reaches deep inside the parent and child. It develops a child's confidence in touch, which in return allows babies to explore and experience their surroundings, appreciating their environment as a loving, sage, supportive place - all of which are essential for baby's self confidence and development.
Physical benefits of Baby massage: Increases circulation, increases lymphatic function, improves immunity, improves skin condition, improves joint mobility, reduces muscular tension, can aid digestive motility, reduces pain.
Baby massage class - I will give you clear instructions and guidance how to massage your baby, using a demonstration doll. It takes 5 lessons to learn the full body routine and additional techniques for teething, colic, coughs, cold & congestion.
5 weeks course for up to 10 parents with a baby - £350 (at your own venue)
baby massage oil and instruction booklet is included
Post Natal Massage / Closing the Bones Ceremony
Closing the Bones is a way to support a woman's recovery after childbirth; a way to celebrate the amazing abilities of her body; and a way to create a moment of stillness, of meditative peace and reflection in the rollercoaster of emotions of new motherhood.
It is a postnatal ritual. It is a ceremony. It is a massage with warming, nurturing use of a shawl or scarf.
"In Ecuador, women are given this massage within hours of the birth, and receive it again at least 5 or 6 times during the first 40 days postpartum. The massage stimulates blood flow which in turn; cleans, renews, moves fluids (may help with milk supply/lochia), moving hormones, immune system, toning muscles and tissue. In traditional cultures, the 41 days of the postnatal period represent a sacred time. In this time the woman will have the closing massage at least 5 times, the first being 6 hours after birth, this begins to put the bladder and uterus back into place."
Sophie Messager - www.closingthebonesmassage.com
Closing the bones massage is best done at new mums home, where she can feel comfortable and able to rest after. Her newborn baby can stay with her on her arms/chest during the massage if needed.
Treatment prices and bookings:
Pregnancy massage £65 - 60min
Closing The Bones Massage - £65 - 60min
New Mum Package:
Mobile service to your home in London:
2hr treatment £105
5 x 2hr treatments £480
Pregnancy or Closing bones massage,with optional ayurvedic face lift massage and/or steamed thai herbs massage)