Reflexology is, put simply, the theory that the organs and structure of the body is mirrored in the feet and by massaging specific points of the feet, we can affect the corresponding parts of the body.
This workshop can be attended as a one off or as an add on if you have done baby massage with me. We go deeper into the subject and look at those baby gripes that every parent would like to ‘fix’. Reflexology is not a solution but it gives you, as a parent, a variety of tools which may help you and your baby with:
- Digestive issues (including ‘colic’ and constipation)
- Releasing head and neck tension
- Colds and snotty noses
As with all my classes you will learn breathing and relaxation techniques to help you manage your own parental stresses.
This course will primarily focus on baby massage. Using the Baby Nomad Massage Method, I will teach techniques that can help your baby to soothe, digest and sleep better all while establishing a deep and loving bond with you. Each session is a unique and rich opportunity to focus only on the bond between you and your baby with no other interruptions.
Mixed into our massage session will be an opportunity to tap into your inner mama and commune with your fellow mums. We will explore and talk about important issues facing all mums such as….
● Settling into motherhood
● Unearthing and establishing your confidence as a new mother
● Understanding your baby’s ‘language’
● The power of the resting hand
● The safe embrace
● Use of breath to help calm and replenish
● Easing post natal discomfort
● Helping your baby’s digestive system (wind, ‘colic’, constipation, gas)
● Singing and sound
● Gentle stretches for baby
“The course exceeded my expectations. I found the massage tremendously therapeutic for me as well as for my baby, and really feel that the engagement and bonding that the massage facilitated has been invaluable to both of us. She loves her massage sessions and attending the course has given me the confidence to spend time just ‘being’ with her, stroking and talking to her without feeling “I must do the ironing/I must put the dinner on” every time she has a quiet moment!”
“Excellent. Very relaxed and baby-friendly. Julie is a very encouraging instructor, completely unphased by tears and tantrums of the little ones, and endlessly patient in teaching us all. She has a great sense of humour and I was particularly touched by her exceptional kindness to Matilda and I.”