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Nurturing Touch

Practice for Shantala Massage

"Being touched and caressed, 

being massaged, 

is food for the [human being]. 

Food as necessary

as minerals, vitamins, and proteins..."


Adapted from Dr. Frederick Leboyer, 

Loving hands: the traditional art of baby massage.

Shantala baby massage

For whom

Shantala baby massage offers parents a fun, relaxing and nurturing way to engage with their babies.


Shantala baby massag is appropriate for babies who: 

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


Effects

Shantala baby massage has a number positive effects on your baby's physical, cognitive and emotional development and well-being such as: 


  • increased production of the "happiness hormone", oxytocine.
  • promotes bonding.
  • stimulates relaxation and better quality sleep.
  • provides relief from colic and constipation.
  • promotes a sense of safety and security.
  • helps develop self-awareness and body awareness.

 

What to bring to & expect 

Group lessons & fees

I offer a 4-day course at various locations in Leiden, Zoeterwoude and Voorschoten. Each lesson is ca. 1-1/4 hour. Groups are small so babies are not overwhelmed and I can give everyone sufficient attention (minimum 3; maximum 4 parent-baby pairs). Grandparents are also welcome. If you miss a lesson due to illness, it is possible to make it up. 


It is also possible to organize a course for a group you have formed yourself, for example, with fellow mothers from your prenatal class. Feel free to contact me to discuss the possibilities. 


  • 4-day baby massage course: €90.  For twins, the second parent-baby pair receives a 50% discount. 


Private lessons & fees

I also give private lessons at the parent's home. I offer a 3-day course and each lesson is 1 hour long. It is possible to customize lessons to your unique situation. Feel free to contact me to discuss the possibilities. 


  • 3-day private baby massage course: €165


Prices include a reader and massage oil. 

What to bring:

  • a large bath towel & a bath cape
  • extra diaper & diaper change supplies
  • a bottle or baby food as needed


What to expect:

Every lesson has more-or-less the same structure. We begin with a brief introduction and question round. Then we do a relaxation exercise to help ground ourselves.


Once we are settled on our mats, we undress our babies and begin learning the massage techniques step-by-step: I demonstrate the techniques on a baby doll and parents practice on their babies. Each successive lesson begins with new techniques followed by a review of the techniques covered in the previous lesson. After the massage, the babies have an opportunity to soak in a Tummy Tub. 


After dressing our babies, we come together again with a cup a tea. 

I cover complementary topics such as carrying a baby in a supportive manner, body language and the use of essential oils. There is also opportunity to feed your baby, ask questions and share experiences. 

Baby foot reflexology massage 

For whom & effects

Baby foot reflexology massage offers parents a fun, relaxing and nurturing way to engage with their babies. It's easy to learn and can be given anywhere.


Baby foot reflexology massage is appropriate for babies from birth to 11 months of age. The three massages taught in the course have been designed to:

  • promote relaxation and sleep.
  • promote digestion and uptake of nutrients..
  • relief cramps and constipation. 
  • stimulate the immune system and provide symptomatic relief from common childhood ailments.

Group lessons & fees

I offer a 3-day course at various locations in Leiden, Zoeterwoude and Voorschoten. Each lesson is one hour. Groups are small so that babies are not overwhelmed and I can give everyone sufficient attention (minimum 3 and maximum 4 parent-baby pairs). Grandparents are also welcome. If you miss a lesson due to illness, it is possible to make it up later. 


It is also possible to organize a course for a group you have formed yourself, for example, with fellow mothers from your prenatal class. Feel free to contact me to discuss the possibilities. 


  • 3-day baby foot reflexology massage course: €75. For twins, the second parent-baby pair receives a 50% discount. 


Private lessons & fees

I also give private lessons at the parent's home. I offer a 2-day course and each lesson is one hour long. It is possible to customize lessons to your unique situation. Feel free to contact me to discuss the possibilities. 


  • 2-day private baby massage course: €110


Prices include a reader and massage oil. 

What to bring to & expect 

What to bring:

  • a large bath or beach towel 
  • a bottle or baby food as needed


What to expect:

Every lesson has more-or-less the same structure. We begin with a brief introduction and question round. Then we do a relaxation exercise to help ground ourselves. During the lesson, I demonstrate the techniques on a baby doll and parents practice on their babies. Three different foot reflexology massages will be covered:

  • Relaxation and sleeping well..
  • Digestion and absorption after feeding (e.g. in case of cramps, reflux).
  • Boost the immune system and alleviate symptoms of common childhood ailments. 


Each lesson begins with learning one of the massages, and then reviewing a previous massage. At the end, we come together again with a cup a tea. I cover complementary topics such as the use of essential oils. There is also opportunity to feed your baby, ask questions and share experiences. 

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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