Several years ago, I was contacted by a community health coordinator, here in Hereford, who was looking for someone to come and teach baby massage to a group of new mums. As a qualified aromatherapist I devised a basic massage programme for babies with a bit of reflexology thrown in and the response from mums, dads and babies alike has been fantastic.
My primary focus was to offer a way of calming and settling babies through a gentle soothing touch. This can help settle them into a routine of sleeping better at night as well as being able to experience relief from colicky tummies and/or constipation, which tend to be some of the most common reasons why many babies are fractious.
This routine is easily learned and takes only 5 minutes. I am happy to teach anyone these techniques for free here at the centre with a donation to the charity or I will come out to groups and centres.
I have made up a special baby massage blend using jojoba oil with lavender and chamomile.
I have also incorporated all of the baby massage routine into a booklet for use at home.
Free Instruction with donation