Zen Baby Massage
** SEPTEMBER BOOKINGS NOW OPEN**
Welcome to Zen Baby Massage, Yoga and Mindfulness.
Every single session I lead, I find myself falling in love more and more with the magic of baby massage and yoga. Whether it be a class in person, or online.
The progress I see between starting and finishing the course is just beautiful and truly astounding.
Infant massage is an incredible way of expressing love, care and respect through touch.
It creates an unbreakable bond between baby and caregiver, which can last a lifetime.
Baby Yoga is just the most incredible experience, that unites baby and parent/carer, increases flexibility, strength and muscle tone and helps mums to learn safe and appropriate postnatal exercises in a supportive environment.
My sessions currently run at the truly stunning Cartlodge, Horam Manor Farm in Heathfield.
We have started our Baby Massage course, but there is still time to join my first Baby Yoga session...
Cartlodge- Horam Manor Farm, Heathfield
5-week Baby Massage Course
Babies 0 - crawling
Beginning Tuesday 7th September
11:30 - 12:30
5-week Baby Yoga Course
Babies 6 weeks - crawling
Beginning Tuesday 7th September
1pm - 2pm
*Includes free entry to the Nature Trails at the farm before or after each session.
Message or call me to reserve your space.
“Infant massage is one tool we have to help reshape our child's interpretations of the world, to release her pain, grief, and fear, and to open her up to love and joy.”
Vimala McClure - credited with bringing the ancient art of Infant Massage to the West.
Why does a baby need a massage?
I truly believe in and have seen the incredible positives that come from massaging your baby from a young age. The benefits last a lifetime and not just for baby, but for you too <3
Improves quality of relaxation and sleep
Alleviates trapped wind, colic and constipation
Develops a feeling of being loved, respected and secure
Strengthens and tones muscles
Improves verbal and non-verbal communication
Stimulates circulation and digestion
Develops mind-body awareness
Unblocks baby's blocked nose
Excellent way of connecting with your baby
Can alleviate the effects of postnatal depression and anxiety
Creates valuable one-to-one time with your baby
Helps parents understand their baby's cues
Reduces stress levels
Promotes lactation in breastfeeding mums (through stimulation of hormones)
Helps parents to have a more positive interaction with their baby.
What is Baby Yoga?
Yoga means Unite, to attach or join together. To unite body and spirit, or in our case, to unite parents and baby.
Yoga is an ancient art which has been practised for centuries, worldwide.
What better way to unite than at the beginning of life, with a baby. Babies are naturally little yogis! In fact, many adult poses emulate exactly what a baby naturally does, so just imagine if we had never stopped doing some of these poses! We would all be so flexible and strong.
Baby Yoga enhances baby's natural abilities and helps the adult to in turn, enhance their own. It can bring us back to our inner child.
Yoga increases our physical strength, muscle tone and flexibility. Stretching and toning whilst working with breath work and mantras, focuses both our minds and bodies.
My baby yoga sessions also teach mums to learn safe postnatal exercises to help improve their posture and develop their core strength as well as working on common postnatal issues such as pelvic floor issues and back pain.
Like baby massage, certain yoga poses and movements can help baby with common problems such as wind, colic and constipation and help to aid sleep.
During my sessions, we practise poses that can help calm an unsettled and fussy baby and my main aim is sending you home armed with the tools and the knowledge to empower you to help your baby at their time of distress.
Zen Baby sessions...
I trained and created Zen Baby after attending a massage session with my own baby. I would practise the strokes every day and realised what joy it was and what incredible benefits it brought myself and my little bundle!
I met some fantastic people along the way and made some lifelong friends.
I truly believe it's important to bring people together and support each other, whether it be in a group or private session. We need that time out to bond and relax with baby and develop the sense of loving touch.
I chose the location of my classes carefully as it is paramount to the relaxing experience I want to give both you and your baby. They take place at the beautiful Cartlodge, within the stunning Horam Manor Farm.
After the sessions, you may spy horses, goats, sheep, ducks and maybe even treat yourself to a piece of cake at the Lakeside Cafe!
All face-to-face sessions are Covid-19 safe and will be done with all social distancing rules adhered to and practised.
Hand gel and wipes will be available for all, and masks will be worn until you and baby are safely in your own space on the mat.
We will work on the legs, arms, hands and feet as well as the chest, back, head and of course the belly! We also include sensory play and you will receive your own oil and handouts to take home, as well as a special sensory gift.
Please contact me with any questions or queries.
Love & zen vibes, Frances xx
The perfect gift for a baby shower or new arrival.
Give the gift of love
Our gift vouchers can be purchased for a full group course, a private session, or for a monetary value that can be used against either choice.
Click below to email me with what you would like.
Available in denominations of £5.