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Infant Massage Support Group

Infant Massage

We are excited to be offering our Little Havens families the opportunity to take part in an Infant Massage workshop held at Little Havens.

This course is designed for children up to the age of 3 years old (but not crawling or walking) and will run weekly over a course of five weeks in person at Little Havens. The sessions are 75 minutes long and will be led by Sophie - one of our Care Team nurses - who has experience working in neonatal care and within the hospice.

During the five week course you will learn a comprehensive baby massage routine which is designed to relax you and your baby in a safe peaceful environment. The routine involves both Indian and Swedish massage techniques, reflexology and yoga principles. We will also cover colic alleviation as well as settling techniques.

We understand that all children are individuals therefore we offer a holistic approach within a group setting to meet other families under the Little Havens service.

This is the perfect opportunity to spend some one to one time with your baby, enhancing your bond and building your confidence with gentle settling routines. 

Our next course will run every Friday for five weeks starting on September 17th at 10-11:15.

Measures will be put in place to keep you and your child safe during the course including PPE, social distancing, thorough cleaning and minimal contact with staff (staff also undertake covid testing two times a week). The area used for infant massage will be a designated area which no one else will have access to on a Friday morning. There will be tea and coffee facilities and a toilet to use. 

If you would like to attend this course please complete the form below to register your interest. Someone from Little Havens will then contact you to confirm your space. The maximum number of families for this course is four families (one adult and one child each), which gives you a great opportunity to meet other families under the Little Havens service.

Once you are booked to attend the course you will receive a phone call from Sophie to discuss individual needs of your family, to help create your own special massage routine.