We aim to provide a unique experience for parent and baby. A comfortable environment to learn and practice some restorative post-natal exercises (facilitated by Leah Bryans Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor specialising in Pelvic Health – link to bio) and will teach the loving strokes of baby massage (facilitated by Sarah Kiernan Baby Massage Instructor). We will offer the new parent an opportunity to meet other people in the same situation while all learning the vital skills of self-care and bonding.
Who is this class suitable for?
New parents and primary caregivers in the greater Maynooth area and their new bundle(s)
We will primarily expect to see new mums but will also welcome fathers and couples (1/2 price for second caregiver)
Caregivers with babies with additional needs, including premature babies are welcome and we will tailor aspects of the course to suit them
10 spots will be available for each course
Babies up to 6 months (pre-crawling) are the ideal age for this course but we will welcome babies up to 1 year.
What are you getting?
A 6week course of 2 hours per session – by the end of which you will have learned;
• Some restorative exercises, that you can practice with your baby, that will help improve aches and pains and improve strength, specifically in your core and pelvic floor, to help you rebuild your body post pregnancy
• How to perform a full massage on your baby which can be hugely beneficial to parent and baby by;
o Promoting bonding and attachment
o Stimulating all the key internal systems of the baby (nervous, digestive, lymphatic etc.)
o Helping with colic and gas discomfort
o Promoting relaxation to help with sleep and help regulate stress levels
o Helping parents to get to know their baby better and react to their cues
o Helping teach baby about positive nurturing touch
The cost of the course will be €150 for 6 sessions (€100 of which can be claimed back on most private health care packages). This will be payable in full by the first session.
We will provide organic massage oils, course notes, cushions and a tea and coffee after the session. We ask that caregivers bring their baby, a baby blanket and a yoga mat.
Where will the classes take place?
Classes will take place in the Spin Studio in the Glenroyal Leisure Club, Straffan Road, Maynooth on Thursday mornings from 10am to 12noon.
The learning part of the session will take approx. 1.5 hours after which we will have time to chat over refreshments.
The next course will commence on Thursday 2nd May 2019.
Spaces are limited so email or call/text now to book
or Sarah 0851919023