baby acupressure massage

 

At Embody Health we run regular acupressure massage classes

for you and your baby. We also provide one-to-one support.

 

By taking part in our classes you will learn new ways of bonding

with your baby in a fun and relaxing way. You'll also get to take

some time out and meet other parents and babies in the process 

and ease some of those postnatal blues!

 

Both mothers and fathers are welcome to our class.

Our classes focus on:

  • Building confidence

  • Loving touch and supportive handling 

  • Bonding with baby

  • Following your baby's cues

  • Self care and exercise with baby

  • Acupressure and massage techniques

  • Supporting baby's motor development

  • Treating common ailments

  • Inducing longer and sounder sleep

  • Quiet time 

 

You will learn how to give massage to your baby's skin with oil, as well as through the clothes, so you will be ready to give massage anywhere and anytime. As a busy mother or father you will also take time to connect with yourself and learn simple ways of calming your system and protecting your own body as you massage your baby.

 

Acupressure massage is an excellent way to strengthen your baby's sense of themselves as they feel their boundary and their body parts more clearly. It improves coordination and the ability to move, crawl and stand. Regular touch will help regulate your baby's nervous system and help them to feel safe, secure and confident.  Preterm babies that are given plenty of touch have shown to grow and develop at a faster rate than those who receive less! Proper handling of your baby will also help them develop good posture and support them in feeling confident, safe and secure, while also protecting your own body through using good posture. Taking time with your baby in this way helps you to become more familiar with their likes and dislikes and builds your confidence with getting to know your baby.

During these workshops you will learn useful massage techniques and acupressure-points for relieving common conditions during infancy such as:

  • Colic and wind

  • Constipation

  • Restlessness and sleeping issues

  • Teething pain

 

Classes run for 5 weeks and last approx 1hour. This gives you time for exercise, massage and quiet time at the end as well as a chance to chat and make friends! Our classes are relaxed and totally baby led and you are encouraged to give your baby whatever they may need during the class, whether that's time out for feeding or sleeping or even a walk around the room. Once you have completed the course you will have valuable skills for life that can be practiced at home and adapted for friends and family. Fathers are also welcome to attend our classes.

The cost is €100.00. Notes and oil are included in the price.

The cost of this course cannot normally be claimed back from health expenses.