What do our mums say?

Baby Massage Feedback

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

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

Harrison and I thoroughly enjoyed yoga, it was relaxing, bonding experience and we learnt some brilliant things to do at home. Sarah is a wonderful, friendly and calm teacher who has a wealth of knowledge! – Julia and Harrison

We have just finished our baby yoga course and it’s been so great! It’s a wonderful mix of yoga, massage, sensory and singing (with yummy healthy treats!). Sarah is brilliant at what she does. She’s so baby focused that you aren’t left feeling embarrassed when your baby inevitably only wants to be cuddled or starts eating the mat (just my baby?!). Thank you Sarah, we will miss our special yoga time with you!-  Hannah and Makai

Coming into group for the first time initially felt scary but you, Sarah, made me feel and still do feel very welcome with a smile, drink and a delicious cake! The mums at group all feel free to talk about the changing stages, triumphs and stresses of being a new mum with zero judgement- just support and advice from one another. The taster sessions/guests are fun and informative but it is also nice to come on free weeks to relax and chat and let Jake play and start to interact more with his friends. I can’t believe we have now been coming for near 7 months. I have taken so much from such the lovely, supportive environment at Emmanuel. It will be sad to move up Toddlers in a couple of months time. Thank you for running Emmanuel Post Natal Group- a vital group for local new mums. – Becky

Scarlett and I really enjoyed Storytime, Stretch and Sing, I loved the fact that there was a different story each session and we still sing the songs now! The venue is great, you are so friendly and welcoming and the homemade cake was always delicious. – Verity and Scarlett

We have loved coming through all your groups – massage, yoga and most recently storytime. We love the atmosphere, meeting other mums, the friendly welcome and of course the amazing cake! We will really miss coming along now I’m going back to work.

Doula Feedback Review

Sarah has such a kind personality, offering us empathy, support and respect throughout. Sarah clearly has a passion for birth and supporting expectant mothers, her belief and enthusiasm for birth as a positive experience is infectious. Sarah was more of a support during the antenatal period than I could ever imagined. She helped us get the best out of the NHS service that was provided to us. She supported my husband enormously. She had such a ‘can do’ positive and caring attitude. Sarah stayed calm and positive even in the intense parts of labour. She put us first immensely. Postnatally she helped me to try to process our birth journey and just to have joy in our new baby. She cheered us on and told us over and again how well we were doing. – Hannah and Phil

The online classes I’ve done during lockdown have been a lovely sense of normality. It was great seeing familiar faces and singing familiar songs and really lifted my spirits. It’s almost as if Sarah is there with you…but without the date balls and juice!

The online classes I’ve done during lockdown have been a lovely sense of normality. It was great seeing familiar faces and singing familiar songs and really lifted my spirits. It’s almost as if Sarah is there with you…but without the date balls and juice!

We really enjoyed being able to carry on with our baby yoga class online after the coronavirus lockdown. It was lovely to see everyone’s faces every week and join in with all of the songs and stretches from the comfort of our own home.

Thank you so much for making this class virtual so we could still take part. I absolutely loved it. I wanted to learn baby massage because I wanted to incorporate it into Rocko’s bed time routine. I read that it helps with wind, digestion, relaxation and bonding. I chose Sarah because you came highly recommended by friends. I would have enjoyed 6 weeks like the regular classes because I enjoyed it so much, but 4 was fab. Delivery and speed was perfect.

Thanks so much for your baby massage course, which I really enjoyed attending with my daughter Rosie. I did baby massage with my first child and so I was keen to do it again with my second. Whilst it’s currently not possible to attend any mum and baby sessions in person, it is nice to have the opportunity to join in on-line. I found the course was well organised, easy to follow and I’ve learnt some great massage techniques. Your communication and handouts were also spot on! I would happily recommend this course to my mum friends and look forward to trying your baby yoga course very soon.