Baby Massage

Baby Massage

What is Baby Massage?  Baby massage is an ancient art practised all around the world.  Massaging your baby provides a wonderful opportunity for expressing your love whilst meeting their high need for touch and affection essential for the healthy development of all babies touch and contact also supports the emotional well-being of Mums (and Dads)

What does the class offer?

  • Classes for all babies up to the age of 1 year
  • baby getting relief from wind, colic and constipation
  • baby feeling more loved, valued and wanted
  • baby may experience better sleep and relaxation
  • feeling the relaxing benefits of giving your baby nurturing touch
  • opportunity to socialise with other parents and their baby’

What will you learn?

  • Massage strokes for legs, feet, stomach, chest, arms, hands, face and back
  • A colic routine
  • Gentle movements
  • Touch relaxation

Liz charges £49 for the five week course  and the cost of oils and a parent handbook are part of the package.

Classes run from 10-30 to 11-30 on Tuesdays The current course runs until the 8th October.

The next course will be 12th, 19th, 26th Nov, 3rd and 10th December.  Classes run from 10-30 to 11-30.

To book call Treat Reception: 01603 514195

Practitioners
Liz Thurston

Liz Thurston 

I started my career as a children’s Nanny working both in the UK and the USA.  The care of children and the support of parents is close to my heart. I returned to the UK and worked in the ‘old’ Norfolk and Norwich Hospital in various wards before settling on Quinton Ward, a unit for children aged 0-2 years before moving to other wards for children up to 18 years.  

Over the years and with more training and experience I began working with children with life limiting and life-threatening conditions.  I also became a foster carer caring for children with disabilities. It was through this work that I retrained and became a children’s social worker, working with a number of families, offering support and guidance before becoming the manager of a Norfolk Children’s Centre.  

In 2013 after redundancy I started my  own business named “One to Cherish” https://onetocherish.co.uk/classes, focusing on the support of parents and their children.  The work includes developing the Onesie Baby Prep programme, a class for parents to be to prepare them for caring for their new-born baby and teaching the IAIM Baby Massage programme both on a one to one basis and in group classes.  I have worked with all families including parents and carers who are adopters and foster carers.  

Becoming a parent can be hard and sometimes lonely. My passion is supporting parents, carers and their babies, offering them the tools to build confidence, support  emotional well-being to network with other people who offer them strength.