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Mum & Baby Yoga

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Post Natal Yoga

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Active Workshop

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Baby Massage

"Regular baby massage soothes the soul of every mother and child, and really forges a powerful empathy and trust between the two" - Dr. Gowri Motha

About Baby Massage

Baby Massage is a wonderful way of spending quality time with your baby, bringing many immediate and long term benefits for both you and your baby, and is also a great way to meet other parents.

Benefits of Baby Massage?

For baby:

  • Relaxes baby, aiding improved sleeping patterns
  • Relieves excess wind and colic
  • Builds body awareness
  • Stimulates the digestive system, improving constipation
  • Improves circulation in baby’s body
  • Organic vegetable oils used during massage keeps skin moisturised

For you:

  • Helps you to read your baby’s communication signals and better understand your baby
  • Improves bonding with baby
  • Improves self-confidence in handling your baby
  • Great opportunity to meet other parents
  • Relaxes you and can help to reduce post-natal depression

What is colic and how can Baby Massage help?

A colicky baby is so distressing for both baby and parent. Frustratingly for parents, there is no definitive answer as to what colic is. There are thought to be many causes of baby colic, such as a traumatic birth, an immature gut or trapped wind, leading to prolonged crying, unsettled babies, tummy cramps, hands and fists tightly clenched, legs pulled up to the tummy and in general extremely unhappy little babies. But the good news is that there are techniques that can be learned through Baby Massage (and Baby Yoga) which can provide great relief for baby and parent alike!

Who is the class suitable for?

Baby Massage is a relaxing and fun class for babies of all age, from birth to crawling, but you and your baby will get the most out of the course if baby is from 4 weeks of age upwards. Mums and dads are welcome to attend each week. Lots of twins have attended Helen's classes and are also most welcome...and no you don't have to pay twice as much!

The Baby Massage course is suitable for all babies, particularly those who suffer from tummy problems; are "fussy" babies; those who have difficulty settling and going to sleep; premature babies; and babies who suffer from colic.

Please bring a mat or blanket to lie baby on.

Next Course: Swords 2019

Course Date:

The next 4-week course will start on Wednesday 31st July 2019. Please note this has changed from 10th July.

Course Location:

Applewood Community Centre, first floor


Course Time:


Course Cost:

4 week course at €125. Cost includes organic oil and handouts for home practice. You can claim up to €100 back from most private health insurers. Secure your place by paying a €25 deposit via PayPal.

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