Jenny Raphael Therapies

Holistic Therapies for Health & Wellbeing

Baby Massage Classes

These classes are designed to be a hands-on classes where the basic nurturing skills of infant massage and therapeutic touch will be taught, demonstrated and practised. Baby massage is a fun, relaxed, enjoyable way to spend quality one to one time with your baby as well as being a great way to meet  other mums. It doesn't matter if your baby cries or isn't in the mood for massage during class times, we can't always please little ones, you can still learn the techniques (your instructor has a spare doll to practice on) and practice them at home.

Research has shown that aside from the strengthening of the parental bond, massage can help stimulate growth and weight gain, promote brain development and sensory awareness, improve digestion, muscle tone, circulation, relieve physical discomforts such as teething, gas and colic, and help a baby settle and sleep longer.

We either run courses from the Belper practice or we can be available to teach them in the comfort of your own home either on a one to one basis or with a group from parent craft or friends.

The classes are best suited for babies aged between 4-6 weeks old and crawling.

The classes can run over 4 or 5 weeks and costs 44 for 4 weeks and 55 for 5 weeks including handouts and Organic massage oil. Full course fees will need to be paid in advance to secure your place. Please contact me for one to one prices

You will need to bring a clean nappy and changing stuff, a feed in case baby gets hungry and a mat, pillow or blanket to lie baby on to carry out the massage.

Places are limited and need to be booked in advance.

What parent's have said about Jenny's Baby Massage classes:

"Baby massage is a really wonderful way to spend time with and bond with your baby. As a mother of twins it has given me a way of spending special time with each baby." C. Dowson, Derby.

"Jenny is an excellent instructor, very easy to listen to and take instruction from. I find massage a wonderful way to connect physically & emotionally with my baby, it seems to calm her ready for bedtime." G. Bailey, Belper

"A wonderful bonding, relaxing experience for mother and baby!" L. Collins, Derby

"We really enjoyed the sessions and love the soothing effect the baby massage has on my baby" L. Ashton, Belper

"Very relaxed, low pressure classes but with a definite 'structure' & sensitive instructor" C. De Rosa, Milford

"Massaging my baby helped me to bond more" C. Brown, Littleover

"It's a great experience to allow you to have focused 1 to 1 time with your baby" N. Stanward, Derby

"A really great way of sharing time & closeness with your baby in their important early stages. Fantastic." L. Bird, Derby