Baby Massage - Nurture Fitness (0-6 months)

Our Nurture Fitness baby massage routines are designed for babies from 6 weeks to around 6 months.


Newborns are reassured by skin contact and it helps to establish bonds between parent and baby. Baby massage can help relieve wind, colic and constipation as well as providing relaxation for you both.


Smiling, making eye contact, caring and being physically gentle all forge the path to positive interaction. Baby massage uses and develops all these qualities whilst helping baby feel secure and valued.

Massage helps read baby’s likes, dislikes and emotions. From massage you can learn when the best time for cuddling, playing and relaxing is. The relationship will grow, and you will both discover what is best for both of you. 


There is a baby massage section for you to complete in the Postnatal Health Form, click here to complete the form.


What age can baby be massaged from?

A great time to join Nurture Fitness would be around 6-8 weeks after birth once Mum and Baby have both had a postnatal check-up with your medical professional.


What if baby cries or moves around during the massage?

No worries at all. Your baby may prefer to change position or enjoy a cuddle instead. Always take the lead from your baby in massage and respond to their needs. 


What if my baby needs feeding or is sleeping though the class?

Nurture Fitness is a relaxed environment for mum and baby, so if you need to feed then please do and if your baby needs to sleep then allow them to. 


What should I bring to the class for baby?

A favourite cuddly toy or comforter for your baby. A comfortable mat, towel or blanket for baby and all the normal things you need for your baby when you go out.


Do we use oils during massage?

Yes we do, oil lubricates baby's skin and reduces friction. A free bottle of Baby Massage Oil will be included in your first session. Before trying any baby massage oil, dab a little on baby’s hand to see if it compatible with the skin. If any rash develops, wash off completely and avoid using that oil. If baby has eczema, it's better to use medical emollient cream or ointment. 

Learn Stretch & Play - Cherish Fitness (6-18 months)

Our ‘Learn, Stretch & Play’ activities are designed for babies 6-18 months, we combine baby massage with baby yoga, sensory play and movement to music. 


LEARN - Music stimulates your baby’s imagination, communication, learning and memory, it also helps develop a

sense of rhythm, listening skills and allows parents and children to bond and have fun together.


STRETCH - Baby yoga is the perfect partner to baby massage. It provides a fun way for baby to stretch, move and

discover balance and co-ordination.


PLAY - Sensory Play is great fun for babies and fantastic for their development. All young children have the desire to

touch and feel objects, experiment and explore.


Do we use oils during massage in Cherish Fitness?

In our Learn, Stretch & Play section, we do not use oil for the baby massage, baby will keep clothes on and the other aspects of the class such as movement and stretching do not require oil. You will still receive a free bottle of baby massage oil with your first session so you can continue the massage at home.


What should I bring to the class for baby?

A favourite cuddly toy or comforter for your baby. A comfortable mat, towel or blanket for baby and all the normal things you need for your baby when you go out.


What if my child wants to move around?

We don’t mind! You may find that your child wants to move around during the session or not join in with some of the activities, as long as all the children in the class are safe, we understand that some babies and toddlers often need to move. We want you to engage with your child as much as possible and enjoy the shared experience.