Baby massage

"Being touched and caressed, 

being massaged, 

is food for the infant. 

Food as necessary

as minerals, vitamins, and proteins..."


From Dr. Frederick Leboyer, 

Loving hands: the traditional art of baby massage.

nurturing touch. Shantala baby massage.

Shantala massage

attentive - loving - mindful

Shantala baby massage

Shantala baby massage lessons

I offer to 2 types of Shantala baby massage lessons in Leiden and the surrounding region:

  • group lessons
  • private lessons


Group lessons are given on location. I offer a 1-day introductory workshop and a 4-day course. Each lesson is 75 minutes and there is space for a maximum of 4 parent-baby pairs. Grandparents and nannies are also welcome. 


Private lessons are given at the parent's home. I offer a 1-day refresher and a 3-day course. The 1-day refresher is 90 minutes and each lesson of the 3-day course is 60 minutes long. 


In addition to teaching massage techniques, I cover topics such as how to carry your baby in a supportive manner, how to use the Tummy Tub, body language and the use of essential oils. 

Shantala baby massage lessons in Leiden, Voorschoten and Zoeterwoude

The effects

Attentive and loving baby massage has a number of positive effects:


  • increased production of the "happiness hormone", oxytocine, in both babies and their parents. This enhances the feeling of wellness and wellbeing.
  • deeper and stronger bonding.
  • babies sleep better -- and thus parents, too.
  • relieves colic and constipation.
  • facilitates and strengthens the communication between parent and baby.
  • gives affirmation and helps develop self-awareness and body awareness.
  • promotes a sense of safety and security.

 

Shantala baby massage lessons in Leiden, Voorschoten and Zoeterwoude

For whom

Shantala baby massage is appropriate for: 


  • babies between 6-weeks and 9-months of age. 
  • colicky babies. 
  • babies who are overstimulated and restless. 
  • babies who have a tendency to overextend their backs and become rigid.
  • babies who have difficulty sleeping. 
  • babies who were born prematurely.
  • babies who are adopted. 


What do I need to bring &

what can I expect?

What to bring:

  • 2 large towels (or 1 towel + bath cape)
  • extra diaper and wet towels
  • a bottle or baby food as needed
  • extra set of clothing as needed


What to expect:


Every lesson has more-or-less the same structure. Doors open 15-minutes before the lesson is scheduled to start. The mats, cushions, handtowels and massage oil will be set up. 

 

After a brief introduction and questions, we begin with a relaxation exercise to help ground ourselves. Then we undress our babies and I teach the massage techniques step-by-step: I demonstrate the techniques on a baby doll and parents practice on their babies. The complete baby massage consists of 20 techniques and 3 exercises that promote general relaxation. Each successive lesson begins with new techniques followed by a review of the techniques covered in the previous lesson. After the massage, we use the Tummy Tub. Then we redress our babies. 

 

I also cover complimentary topics such as carrying a baby in a supportive and affirmative manner, body language and the use of essential oils.


We end the lesson together with a cup of tea. There is opportunity to feed your baby, ask questions and share experiences. 

Pricing 


Prices include a reader, massage oil and 21% VAT.



Group lessons: 

  • 1-day introductory workshop (75 minutes)  -- €35*
  • 4-day course (75 minutes per sesson) -- €100*



Individual lessons: 

  • 1-day refresher (90 minutes) -- €85*
  • 3-day course (60 minutes per sesson) -- €150*




Shantala baby massage in Leiden, Voorschoten and Zoeterwoude
Shantala baby massage lessons in Leiden, Voorschoten and Zoeterwoude

Upcoming Shantala baby massage group lessons


The dates, times and locations will be updated regularly. You can reserve your spot by phone, WhatsApp, email or the website contact form

Tuesdays

1, 8, 15 & 22

Oct 2019

 

Wednesday

16 Oct 2019

 

Tuesdays 

5, 12, 19 & 26 Nov 2019

 

Wednesdays

6, 13, 20 & 27

Nov 2019

 

Tuesdays 

3, 10, 17 & 24

Dec 2019

 

4-day baby massage course  

Location: Het Knooppunt

Address: Christiaan Huygenstr. 10c, 2251 CH Voorschoten

Time:  09:30 - 10: 45 hr

1-day introduction baby massage 

Location: Teddy Kids KDV/BSO

Address: Lorentzkade 15-A, 2313 GB  Leiden

Time:  10:00 - 11:15 hr

4-day baby massage course  

Location: Het Knooppunt

Address: Christiaan Huygenstr. 10c, 2251 CH Voorschoten

Time:  09:30 - 10: 45 hr

4-day baby massage course  

Location: Teddy Kids KDV/BSO

Address: Lorentzkade 15-A, 2313 GB  Leiden

Time:  10:00 - 11:15 hr

4-day baby massage course  

Location: Het Knooppunt

Address: Christiaan Huygenstr. 10c, 2251 CH Voorschoten

Time:  09:30 - 10: 45 hr

Nurturing Touch

Practice for Shantala Massage

06 14 84 16 63

kimi@nurturingtouch.nl

Kalmoeslaan 18, 2381 JG  Zoeterwoude

KVK-nummer: 75066963

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