Massaging babies is an ancient art that has been passed down from generation to generation for over 3000 years and in many cultures continues to be a routine part of daily baby-care.
Baby Massage is known to nurture a baby's development, enhance parent-baby interaction and promote bonding. This traditional practice offers many more short and long-term benefits, take a look at our Benefits page to find out how Baby Massage can help you and your baby.
Sunflower Baby Massage classes offer a welcoming, warm and tranquil space for you and your baby to take time-out, relax and spend quality-time together, whilst learning a life-long parenting skill that you can do anywhere, at any time.
Our lovely course is designed for babies from birth to crawling. Classes are held across Poole and Bournemouth over five consecutive weeks, and include:
"Being touched and caressed, being massaged, is food for the infant; food as necessary as minerals, vitamins, and proteins."
International Association of Infant Massage
Baby Henry lovingly gazing at his Mummy, Harriet
This traditional Baby Massage routine, has been lovingly developed by the Founder of the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM), Vimala McClure following her experience of working at an orphanage in Northern India.
Parents learn a combination of strokes drawn from Indian and Swedish Massage traditions, as well as incorporating principals from yoga and reflexology to promote interaction, stimulation, relaxation and relief. This routine is now taught in over 60 countries worldwide.
For more on Vimala's truly inspirational story, her vision and the IAIM, take a look at our Origins of Baby Massage page.