Birth By Design Doula Services
Baby massage courses in Nottingham by a qualified teacher
Are you considering learning baby massage techniques and are looking for a qualified teacher?
Birth By Design Doula Services is now able to teach you all about baby massage in group sessions or on a one to one basis.
What are the benefits of baby massage?
The baby's first contact with this world and the life that goes on around them comes from their sense of touch. It is touch that ensures our contact with reality until all other senses are fully developed. The skin to skin contact between a mother and her child being the baby's first language, the one that babies know, understand and will respond to the most.
Every emotion triggers a muscular response and the baby’s earliest response to touch can be seen in the womb. In all living species so far studied it is the sense of touch that develops first. With babies this starts with the lips and mouth and ends with the legs and feet, and is evident with babies in the womb from about six weeks.
The power of touch is far more than just skin deep. A good touch arouses positive feelings and brings about a number of physical and physiological changes. Every feeling is supported by a muscular reaction and more. Even people in deep coma's have shown improved heart rates when their hands have been held. Stroking, holding and caressing your child for as long and as often as you wish is now known to be physically and emotionally beneficial for both mother and child.
'We are conscious, aware, learning intensely and actively communicating and forming relationships from the beginning of life. Our earliest experiences in the womb, during birth and bonding, and as young babies profoundly shape and set in motion physical, mental, emotional and relational life patterns that can be life enhancing or diminishing'.
Wendy Anne McCarty