Baby Massage and Mindful Motherhood

Baby Massage 

Upcoming Baby Massage Course

January 2020 at NOR House, for more info and sign up click on the link below

Baby massage is a longstanding parenting tradition in many cultures, including Indian and African, and was introduced to the western world during the last 30 years. The massage offers a wonderful experience and a special time to communicate both verbally and non-verbally with babies, so that they feel loved, valued and respected.

Infant massage classes are a fun way to learn how to soothe your baby, relieve tummy upsets, learn to understand your baby’s non-verbal language and much, much more. Our classes are informal, relaxed, and small enough to ensure you get the personal attention you need.

Infant massage is simple, easy to learn and effective! The IAIM baby massage course draws from both the Indian and Swedish massage traditions, as well as incorporating principles from yoga and reflexology.

The Benefits of Baby Massage

For your baby

  • Helping your baby to feel securely attached
  • Helping your baby to feel more loved, valued and respected
  • Reduced crying and emotional distress
  • Increased levels of relaxation and longer sleep
  • Development of body awareness and coordination
  • Relief from wind, colic, constipation and teething discomfort

For you

  • Feeling closer to your baby
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of your baby's behaviour, crying and body language
  • Providing an enjoyable opportunity to spend one-to-one time with your baby
  • Feeling the relaxing effects of giving your baby a massage
  • Increased confidence in your ability to care for and nurture your baby
  • Learning a life-long parenting skill

Mindful Motherhood Training

Mindfulness is a practice of being aware of your experience, from moment to moment, allowing it to be just as it is without evaluation or judgment. Over time, mindful awareness of your experiences as a mom, whether they are internal (mental, physical, or emotional) or external (situations with your baby or others), allows you to more and more often approach each experience with curiosity and compassion, for yourself and for others.

Mindful awareness recognizes that each experience is temporary, and with practice, you can learn to ride the waves of everyday life, allowing each one to arise, peak, and pass away, as all experiences do. Mindful awareness can help you notice and derive greater enjoyment from the simple, subtle pleasures of life as a mom – the way the light shines on your little one’s fuzzy head, or the grasp of his hand on your finger - no matter what else may be going on.

The Mindful Motherhood training uses several approaches to integrating mindful awareness into everyday life as a mom, teaching practices like on awareness of breathing, mindful awareness of the body, and mindful movement in the form of the Mindful Motherhood yoga series. In addition to these practices, Mindful Motherhood translates theories of mother-infant bonding, child development and the science of well-being, particularly as they relate to mindfulness, into easily accessible concepts that you can integrate into your everyday life during pregnancy and early motherhood.

The concept shows how the fundamental principles of mindfulness such as acceptance, nonjudging, beginner’s mind, and present-moment focus can be applied to the experience of pregnancy, childbirth, and early motherhood. And most of all, the Mindful Motherhood training is about finding realistic ways that mindful awareness can be gently and compassionately woven throughout the fabric of each day, since the last thing most moms need is something else to put on their to-do list!

It is a way of approaching the ups and downs of pregnancy, childbirth, and early motherhood with open eyes and an open heart. While it may sound simple, for most mothers it’s not easy. It involves learning new skills and seeing the world in a new way.

With practice over time, you are more and more often able to meet what is happening as it is and to make a choice about how to respond that is based on the actual situation and your values, rather than reacting unconsciously or habitually. Each time you do this, you very literally transmit that capacity to your child. Your baby senses that he is safe, that you are solid, and that his own overwhelming experiences are not overwhelming you. Your capacity to remain present and connected lays the groundwork for your baby developing a strong and secure sense of self.

Contact me if you would like to hear more.


at NOR

Hejrevej 30

Copenhagen NV

+45 71497254