Massage is the oldest, most natural healing art. In Oriental and Eastern cultures it has been used for centuries as a routine part of childcare from birth. Although mentioned by early Greek and Roman physicians (e.g. Hypocrates and Galen) it has only comparatively recently been accepted in the West.
Touch is the baby's most developed sense at birth and massage provides numerous benefits for both baby and parent. It gives parents greater confidence in handling their baby, promoting mutual trust and lessening parental anxiety. It is calming for both parent and baby and provides a time for affectionate expression and communication.
Massage encourages the development of strength with flexibility and muscular co-ordination therefore also promoting better posture and balance in later life. It provides tactile stimulation and relieves stress and traumas (including residues from birth). It stimulates the immune system and circulation. It aids digestion and elimination and relieves pain, i.e. colic. It soothes the baby and helps promote sleep (therefore also helping the parents sleep!). It improves the texture of the skin's elasticity and resilience.
Above all baby
massage should be a time of mutual relaxation, communication and pleasure.
a relaxed baby eventually becomes a relaxed adult.
Baby Massage Gift vouchers are available too: a wonderful gift for a new baby!
When is Baby Massage available?
Individual sessions are available with Will Wheen on Tuesday and Thursday 9.15am-1.00pm and on Friday 9.15am-5.15pm, and with Dafna Bartle on Thursday & Friday 10.00am-2.00pm and Saturdays 1.00-5.00pm.
Our Baby Massage tutor, Dafna, hopes to be able to offer Baby
Massage classes soon - simple techniques (easy to learn!) to help ease your
baby's colds, colic & teething and also to regulate sleep patterns.
What is the cost of Baby Massage?
Will Wheen: £10 (30mins)
Dafna Bartle: £45 (60mins)
How do I book?
1. Call 01273 470955
3. In person at Equilibrium Complementary Health Centre, 16 Station St, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2DB
Please note: Payments can be made to your therapist by cheque or cash. In order to keep prices to the minimum, we regret that we are unable to accept credit or debit card payments.