We spent an enjoyable morning in the Physiofusion studio last Saturday with our newest baby massage participants. We welcomed 5 babies (aged between 3 weeks and 6 months), their mothers and two dads.
During the 90 minute class we talked a bit about the origin of baby massage and the benefits to parents and babies alike. It was time away from our daily routine and a chance to interact with our own babies through touch, eye contact, hearing/speaking, crying, smiling, nursing and entertainment (parents singing!!) - all elements of bonding with your baby.
Each parent massaged their own baby and we started this week with the legs, tummy and chest. All strokes are repeated in each class so there is no pressure to remember everything and a booklet and oil was provided.
After the babies got their massage, parents had tea/coffee, cake and a chance to chat. We have a very international group of people (5 countries represented) and lots of friendly banter. I look forward to hearing how well all the babies slept after their massages!!
See you next week,