The areas of the body covered in the baby massage course over the 5 weeks are:
- Legs and feet
- Arms and hands
In your baby massage class you are always able to listen to your baby’s cues, if they are upset, need feeding or changing this is fine to do during the class.
Here at the Mersea Road Clinic the baby massage sessions are run for babies up to 6 months old, for 1 hour for the duration of 5 weeks in groups of up to 6. At the end of each baby massage session there will be time for an informal parent discussion, refreshments and the opportunity to raise any concerns with one of our Osteopaths at the practice.
If your tissues are tense and sore, it may be uncomfortable at first to have them stretched and relaxed, especially if they have been tense for a long time. Some patients can feel some mild aching or a slightly “bruised” feeling after treatment, for the next 24-48hrs, but this is not unusual and therefore is nothing to worry about. The Osteopath will give prophylactic (after treatment) advice to help ease these symptoms.
Osteopaths are required to update their training throughout their working lives. They must complete at least 30 hours of Continuing Professional Development per year.