Frequently Asked Questions


  • At what age should I begin and stop massaging my baby?

  • Massage can begin at six weeks and continue through until your child is a teenager. Massage need only be adapted to the different stages of development. As massage has a physiological affect on the body it is preferable for a baby to have their six to eight week health check before beginning with baby massage as it reduces any potential risk associated with massage such as unstable hips. This is not to say that babies less than six weeks may not enjoy the benefits of massage.

  • What do I do if my baby needs to be fed or changed during a massage class?

  • There are facilities for you to warm bottles, feed or change your baby in peace. Notes are handed out with the strokes that are taught during the session and we always recap on strokes so you won’t miss out. It is recommended that you allow 45 minutes to an hour after a feed before massaging.

  • What happens if I miss a massage class?

  • During each session we recap on strokes learnt from previous lessons so even if you miss a class, you will still be able to catch up. The handouts you receive also give a summary of each stroke learnt in the lesson.

  • What if my baby has an open rash or eczema?

  • Babies with dry skin or mild eczema may benefit from regular massage as it will will help to moisturise their skin. In severe cases, where skin is broken, sore or inflamed, you should refrain from massaging over the affected area.

  • What if my baby has recently had his or her immunisation shots?

  • Massage should be avoided for approximately three days after the immunisation as the massage may over stimulate the baby whilst he/she is trying to deal with the vaccinations given.