This class is for pre-crawling babies.
Shiatsu for babies is very safe, effective and gentle. It nurtures and enhances their physical and emotional development.
Shiatsu can support your baby in a number of ways:
- Heal any birth trauma.
- Heal the effects of a birth that’s been intervened (forceps delivery, pain medication, caesarean delivery).
- Aid bonding between you and your baby.
- Supports during any periods of illness.
- Eases ailments commonly experienced by babies such as colic, teething, digestive problems, baby psoriasis and eczema, constipation and diarrhoea, sleep problems, congestion in the chest, and helping with rebalancing posture.
- It is a wonderful way to help calm your baby.
- Touch alone has many emotional and physical health benefits for babies. A wonderful way to bond whilst treating anything that’s causing discomfort or misery to your baby. Overall, Shiatsu is a gentle and effective treatment, that baby’s enjoy.
Baby Shiatsu differs from other types of baby massage as it is based on an ancient system of healing which not only tones and nourishes the skin and muscles, but enhances health of all the organs by using acupressure and other techniques which aid the energy flow in meridians (energy lines) throughout the body.
You will be taught to give the baby Shiatsu yourself so that it can be continued at home. You will learn some common acupressure points which are used for treating specific health problems your baby may have. Helen aims to inspire confidence in parents to carry out the Shiatsu themselves and ultimately trust their intuition. Classes are fun, relaxed and give you a chance to ask any questions about any specific worries you may have.
What you need to bring: a towel, changing mat and a little vegetable-based oil (usually sunflower oil) used for the Shiatsu. Here are some guidelines for choosing an oil:
- aim for using a vegetable or plant based oil, such as sunflower oil.
- always try the oil on a small area of skin first (on the arm or thigh) to check that your baby doesn’t have a reaction to it (if there is any reaction, seek medical attention).
- avoid “baby oils” which are paraffin based. Try to opt for a plant based oil.
- caution is needed in choosing nut-based oils (not recommended if there is a history of nut allergy, if the mother decided not to eat nuts during the pregnancy & breastfeeding, or if the baby has broken skin or eczema).
- if wanting to use essential oils on your baby, always consult a qualified aromatherapist first.
- recommended oils: sunflower oil, grapeseed oil and olive oil.
Contact Helen if you would like further details, if have any questions or would like to book a place on a clas