Baby Massage

Give your baby the best start in life. Learn how to massage your baby - a special time to share.

Baby massage helps you to establish a warm, positive parent-child relationship. The nurturing touch helps the baby's emotional and physical development, it soothes and eases discomforts, colic, constipation and teething. It promotes relaxation and sleep and makes for a secure and confident child.

The International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) is a global organisation and the world-class standard for the training and teaching of baby massage. The course used in these sessions has been designed exclusively for babies and children. It uses a combination of Indian massage (to relieve tension), Reflexology (for wellbeing), Swedish massage (to calm and relax), and finally Baby Yoga (safe exercise). The classes are fun, strokes easy to learn and they work! Due to Amanda's profession she offers tips which are relevant to the part of the body you are massaging for example, colic, reflux with the tummy, sleep with the back etc. Mats, oils and handouts provided for the course, a great way to meet other mums. Suitable for all babies from six weeks to crawling. Group sessions, Post-natal groups welcome. Private groups and 1:1 sessions in your own home are available. Prices vary.

B A B Y    M A S S A G E

Booking now for July, August & September.

Marlow course of classes run Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm at All Saints Church Hall, 87 The Causeway, MARLOW SL7 2AA. Restricted on-street parking is available close by and also in the Court Garden car park in Pound Lane.

Henley course of classes take place Wednesday from 9.30am to 10.30am in the Playroom at The Children's Shop, Gardiner Place, Henley-on-Thames. Parking is available close by in the Kings Road Car Park.

Please call for pricing details.

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NEW : baby massage and baby yoga classes in the centre of Henley starting in June - call or text for more details.

Baby Yoga with Mums

Birthlight® Baby yoga is a beautiful follow on from Amanda's baby massage, a perfect companion. You'll be amazed at what babies can do!

Babies have open hearts and minds and are ready to embrace new experiences. They are eager for communication and interaction. Their bodies are flexible and unfolding. Whilst assisting babies physical, emotional and social development, baby yoga provides the stimulation of touch, movement and rhythm as well as the stillness of deep relaxation.

Baby yoga uses gentle stretches, massage, movement and playful interaction providing the perfect balance of activity and relaxation. You will become familiar with baby yoga poses and sequences, relaxing holds, walks, lifts, swings and dips alongside rhythm and rhyme. For mothers a few simple yoga moves to relieve physical and emotional tension, to strengthen and heal aiding a healthy postnatal recovery. No previous yoga experience required.

Baby yoga is not only beneficial for babies but is also enjoyable for the post natal mother, a special time to share.

Baby Yoga Moves

  • Stretches & movement for strength and balance
  • Helps baby move through developmental stages
  • Aids digestion, relief for wind and colic
  • Fun, playful interaction

Relaxed holds and walks

  • Tension release and calming
  • Helps to settle and improves sleep patterns
  • Provides a balance of activity and relaxation

Cognitive and Emotional Development

  • Creates neural connections
  • Loving touch and massage
  • Stimulates all senses
  • Holistic therapy

Mother's Yoga

  • “Happy hormones”
  • To relieve stress and tension
  • Enjoy time to relax with baby
  • Enhance deeper bonding
  • Strengthen core muscles
  • Improve posture and balance
  • To heal and recover post birth

Birthlight® Baby Yoga is unique in emphasising that the most beneficial form of stimulation for babies comes simply from their parent: their voice, facial expressions, touch, responsiveness and the high sensitised and responsive movement opportunities afforded by the parents bodies, their laps/arms etc. when they tune into bodily awareness.

B A B Y    Y O G A

Booking now for July, August & September.

Marlow classes run Thursday from 2pm to 3pm at All Saints Church Hall, 87 The Causeway, MARLOW SL7 2AA. Restricted on-street parking is available close by and also in the Court Garden car park in Pound Lane.

Henley classes take place Wednesday from 11am to 12noon in the Playroom at The Children's Shop, Gardiner Place, Henley-on-Thames. Parking is available close by in the Kings Road Car Park.

Call for pricing details

BOOK NOW Marlow Map Henley Map

 

NEW : baby massage and baby yoga classes in the centre of Henley starting in June - call or text for more details.

Photo Gallery

Here is a selection of photos from some of the massage and yoga classes.

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The Gift of Touch

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Loving Bond

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Positive touch

Oncology massage

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Aeroplanes

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New Parent Support

Baby & Bumps Café

Pregnancy Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy

Holistic Aromatherapy is a natural therapy and healing art using essential oils extracted from aromatic plants to enhance the health of an individual.

Controlled use of these pure essential oils is without side-effects and is non addictive and the professional blending of the oils is tailored to suit individual needs. The therapeutic properties of these oils significantly improves physical and psychological well-being and when the correct oils are selected, aromatherapy works quickly and effectively - it complements conventional medicine. Regular treatments will help optimum health and vitality and improve specific problems.

Aromatherapy benefits the mind, body and spirit and it helps to relax or stimulate as it calms, uplifts and rejuvenates. It can assist in the treatment of almost every type of discomfort and pain. It soothes away the stresses and strains of modern life.

Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage

Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life when she needs specific care and attention. Aromatherapy is valued as a non-invasive aid to natural birth and healthy postnatal recovery and it also promotes well-being and alleviates minor disorders.

In addition to general well-being it helps with:

  • Backache
  • Swelling of the legs and feet
  • Tiredness
  • Stress
  • Anxiety

Baby Aromatherapy

The use of pure essential oils with their gentle, calming and healing properties in addition to general health can help your baby at times of need. It helps with:

  • Colic
  • Cradle cap
  • Teething
  • Colds
  • Irritability and crying
  • Chicken Pox
  • Sleep

Therapeutic Massage

Babies and children with complex needs, disabilities, neurological muscular conditions and cancer benefit from therapeutic massage. Positive touch is a direct counterbalance to all inevitable unpleasant touch and invasive procedures a baby or child receives in hospital. Specialist massage techniques nurtures and significantly reduces pain, it releases the happy hormone which helps lower the levels of stress and is very calming.

Testimonials

Amanda has been teaching baby massage for many years in the Marlow area and has had some lovely comments from many of her mums.

Please review Amanda's classes on Google.
★★★★★

Amanda Tibbels

Amanda Tibbels is an experienced Midwife and Practice Nurse having trained at St. George's Hospital, London. Her nursing career took her to Switzerland where alternative medicine is widely used. Currently Amanda works with babies, children and their families for Rosie’s Rainbow Fund at The Children’s Hospital John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Working as a midwife she specialised in the health of women particularly during and after pregnancy and it was during this time that she qualified in holistic massage and aromatherapy. Amanda is an experienced teacher of baby massage and is a Certified Instructor of the International Association of Infant Massage.

Amanda specialises in paediatric therapeutic massage, children with disabilities and oncology massage for babies and children.

Amanda offers consultations, aromatherapy massage and treatments and she can also give specialist advice on babies and children's oils tailored to suit the individual.

Amanda has a diploma in baby yoga having trained in London with Birthlight®

Amanda Tibbels Portrait

Amanda Tibbels

PORTRAIT
Amanda Tibbels relaxed ready for baby yoga

Amanda Tibbels

READY FOR CLASS
Amanda Tibbels working at John Radcliffe Hospital

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CHILDREN IN NEED

Contact

If you have any queries about the baby massage or baby yoga sessions contact Amanda directly who will always be happy to advise you. The easiest way is to drop her a line via textor by email and she'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Postal Address

1 Hawthorn Close, MARLOW, SL7 3LG

Email Address

amanda@mamadada.com

Phone

07804 109922

Send Text

+447804 109922