Baby Massage

Baby massage builds up a variety of soothing holds and rhythmic strokes carefully designed for use with young babies over the entire body with the use of organic sunflower oil. Baby massage is baby led and we follow the babies’ cues to ensure it is an enjoyable experience for you and your baby. If baby needs to take a break for a feed or a cuddle, your baby’s needs are always the first priority. In each of our classes we enjoy a time learning baby massage, using songs and rhymes. We also have time to enjoy a hot drink, homemade cake, and get to know others on the course.
There are many benefits to baby massage with your baby of which the following are some.
For baby:
• Develops a feeling of being loved, respected and secure
• Smoothes the transition from the womb to the world
• Can alleviate trapped wind, soothe colic and alleviate constipation
• Promotes relaxation and aids sleep
• Gum massage through the skin may ease the pain of teething
• Can unblock baby’s nose
• Teaches positive loving touch
• Develops body, mind, awareness and coordination
• Strengthens and tones muscles.
• Improves skin condition
• Offers skin to skin contact
For you:
• Excellent way to connect with your baby
• Gives parents practical tools to soothe baby
• Can alleviate effects of postnatal depression
• Helps parents have positive interaction with baby
• Enhances parents confidence with baby
• Helps parents to understand their baby’s cues
• Teaches positive loving language
• Promotes relaxation and natural nurturing instinct
• Offers skin to skin contact
• Opportunity to meet other local new parents
• On going support – Facebook & WhatsApp group and local coffee mornings etc.

I run a six week introductory course into baby massage aimed at babies from 4 weeks to pre-crawling at Badgeworth Village Hall, Badgeworth Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 4UW. This is a new venue for us situated just 10 minutes from the centre of Cheltenham and 18 minutes from the centre of Gloucester. It has plenty of free car parking, pushchair parking and great facilities.

Six week course

Six week course designed for babies from 4 weeks until pre-crawling, the younger you can start to learn this new skill with your baby the better. Over six weeks we build up all the strokes to give your baby a full body massage. In our small, friendly and relaxed environment you can enjoy a special time with your baby, learn a new skill and get to know other mums with young babies over a hot drink and cake. If you wish to you can be added to a whats app group for on going support and friendship from your group.

Six week course for £49 including handouts, bottle of oil, bag of goodies, hot drink and cake.

Sessions are 1 hour 5 minutes to include plenty of time for massage, tea/coffee and chat.

Booking and payment is essential, if you would prefer to pay via online banking please send me an email.

11:15-12:20pm Spring Term 2: 26th February, 4th March, 11th March, 18th March, 25th March, 1st April

12:30-1:35pm Spring Term 2: 26th February, 4th March, 11th March, 18th March, 25th March, 1st April

12:30-1:35pm Summer Term 1: 22nd April, 29th April, 6th May, 13th May, 20th May, 3rd June (Please note there is no session on 27th May)

12:30-1:35pm Summer Term 2: 10th June, 17th June, 24th June, 1st July, 8th July, 15th July

Private groups and individuals

For a small group or individuals in the cheltenham area I can run baby massage classes at a venue and time to suit you, with all the benefits above. Please contact me to arrange a private group or indivual course, this can be run with a minimum of 5 babies.

Gift Vouchers

Why not treat a special friend to a brilliant new baby gift of a baby massage course, complete with luxury gift bag. Please contact me to purchase.

What previous parents say about the course

Well we’ve just finished out 6 week Baby massage course and we LOVED it. We’ve really found the massage techniques so valuable and it’s just been such a lovely bonding time. Sarah facilitated the group so sensitively and babies can be cuddled, fed or trump away without fear. I loved the social aspect and have made some great friends. I would recommend this group to everyone and I’m actually really sad it’s finishing. – Hannah and Makai

Baby massage with Sarah at Nuturing Beginnings was great. I loved that it was a small group and so Sarah was able to give us individual attention. The class was relaxed and fun and Sarah was friendly and easy going. Some weeks my baby just wanted to cuddle and feed and this was fine! As well as learning massage techniques it was a place to make new friends. Thank you Sarah! – Yvonne and Kingston

Doing the baby massage course was a really lovely way to bond with my baby as well as meeting other parents. Sarah has a very gentle and kind approach to teaching which made it easy to relax and enjoy learning a new skill. Highly recommended. – Anna and Harry

What a wonderful baby massage course! Sarah has a great relaxed approach to teaching massage, and helpful tips for remembering the moves for when we’re at home! We now do this as part of bed time routine and my little girl smiles and calms instantly! It’s my favourite part of the day sharing time full of love and smiles, it’s even better knowing the important benefit of touch. – Gemma and Dora

I felt completly calm and at ease doing baby massage with Sarah. We went at a very chilled pace with lots of time for baby interaction, and I learnt a few fun little rhymes I can sing while I massage my baby. Rufus really seemed to enjoy it, which I was not expecting from my very wriggly, high energy baby! – Rosie and Rufus