Hi I'm Bee I am a professional qualified highly experienced massage therapist and independent doula running group baby massage courses and one to one classes . I specialise in antenatal, postnatal and babies, as well as feeding and baby development. I am fully certified infant massage instructor (baby massage) (CIMI) with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) practicing baby massage in Cambridge. I studied pregnancy massage, postnatal massage, C section scar work massage at London school of natural therapies. Aromatherapy massage and Swedish massage alongside my baby massage courses/classes in Cambridge. I am also a member of the AIMH (association for infant mental health) and have completed IMHOL and IMH as distance learning with Warwick University. I am also trained in paediatric first aid at level 3. I have DBS and full insurance. I also do in antenatal teaching and am a birth and postnatal doula. I run one to one baby massage courses, baby massage classes as groups in the community and also do call outs for tummy troubles and general baby massage classes in Cambridge and the surrounding areas. I also have two very wild little boys who inspire me daily. I have a lot of knowledge, experience and am passionate about babies, the perinatal period and massage and have the joy of combining these things daily.
Bee's Baby Massage Cambridge covers, gentle stretches, relaxation techniques, full body baby massage, gentle movements, oil types, tummy troubles routine, reflexology, Swedish and Indian massage techniques. Classes also discuss baby development, hints, tips etc. We also aim to help you relax, bond with you baby and meet new friends! You get free oil, tea, biscuits/cake and handouts on the course. I also email you pdfs of the handouts.
Becoming a mother was my inspiration for baby massage, baby massage helps us greatly with many problems that you face every day with a baby, it especially helps us to with bonding, tummy troubles, colic, constipation and general health problems.
Some of the benefits of baby massage are listed below:
Helps your baby to feel more loved, valued and respected, Reduced emotional distress and crying, Longer sleep and increased levels of relaxation, Helps baby to feel securely attached, Development of body awareness and relaxation, Relief from wind, colic, constipation and discomfort, Help with teething pain, Great for premature babies
Closeness, Learning a lifelong parenting skill, Deeper understanding of baby’s behaviour, body language and crying, Enjoyable one to one time, Feeling the relaxing effects of massaging your baby (oxytocin), Increased confidence in parenting ability and caring for baby, Make new friends, Skills to help with problems you may come across
Now also running Saturday morning baby and daddy massage sessions in Cambridge!
IAIM was founded by Vimala McClure in 1986 and is practiced worldwide.
IAIM Mission Statement “The purpose of the International Association of Infant Massage is to promote nurturing touch and communication through training, education and research so that parents, caregivers and children are loved, valued and respected throughout the world community.” www.iaim.org.uk