Baby Massage

When my first daughter was a tiny, little newborn, there was only one thing that got me out of bed for 9:00 in the morning, sleep-deprived and all. It was the baby massage classes in my local town hall in London. I started them when my little girl was about 2 weeks old and it was a great experience both for her and me.  She really relaxed during the sessions and, after I got the hang of it and started massaging her on a daily basis at home, she started associating it bed time. It became a nightly ritual for us, and I do think it played a role in her becoming a good sleeper.

For me the baby massage classes were a life-line to meeting other mums in my neighbourhood. We were all in the same boot — we had been working on our careers and suddenly were discovering a completely new way of life, and it was great to hang out with other woman who were going through a similar experience.

Baby Massage ateliers are popping up all around Paris now. I know of some at Mum and Babe and at the Bonton flag shop, though I have not personally tested them. I am pretty sure you can find them in most cities now –I cannot recommend baby massage highly enough.

- Emilie

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1. Elisa | May 27, 2010 | Reply

oh! nice to hear that there are classes on low budget (Town Halls). We are in the process of moving back to London after 2 years in Athens and i do wonder what London will be like now with a baby. I have only experiance it as a student and then a young professional….

2. Esther | May 27, 2010 | Reply

I just massaged Ava after her bath… It’s like heaven, not sure who loves it more, her mama or she…
When I lived in London I used to go to TriYoga in Primrose Hill for baby massage.

3. Emilie | May 27, 2010 | Reply

Elisa, London is great with a baby! We all had a great time with babies in London…. there is a lot to do and it is really easy to meet people with kids

4. Carine | May 30, 2010 | Reply

Hi Emilie,
I just gave my little Liam a massage today after his bath and he loves it. I wrote a post on my blog about the baby massage workshop I went to earlier this month. It was a great experience.

http://smallesthings.blogspot.com/2010/05/baby-massage.html

Bye for now,
Carine

5. baby cradles | April 6, 2011 | Reply

Sounds like a great business idea to have massage services for both baby and mother. Mom may find that message is more important for her during those sleepless first months than baby. It sounds like a great class though and something I would love to learn more about.

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