Baby Reflex™ Workshops
Learn invaluable tools and techniques to help your own baby with reflexology through Baby Reflex™
What is Baby Reflex ™?
Baby Reflex™ is a specifically adapted gentle form of reflexology for babies and infants which has been proven to help build on the natural bond between parent and child.
It gives parents the opportunity to learn soothing finger and thumb reflexology techniques from a highly qualified clinical reflexologist. The workshops are for parents to learn a new skill to help their own babies through relieving and eliminating many typical baby discomforts their babies may be experiencing.
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What can Baby Reflex™ help with?
Baby Reflex™ is a natural way to help your baby with a variety of ailments. Parents find it empowering to be able to help their baby themselves who may be suffering with one or more of the following concerns:
Calming baby down when crying
Ear, nose and throat complaints
Ear congestion (e.g. when flying on an airplane)
Bonding between parent and baby or even siblings who can get involved too
How old does the baby need to be?
It is recommended for babies from six weeks old, post their six week check with the GP.
How does Baby Reflex™ work?
Baby Reflex™ works in the same way reflexology works in adults. By manipulating areas of the foot that correspond to the different organs, glands, muscles and body systems, baby reflex™ can help to restore the natural balance in the baby’s body. Please click on the links to find out more about ‘what is reflexology’ and the ‘benefits of reflexology’.
What are Baby Reflex™ Workshops?
Baby Reflex™ workshops are taught in small groups or on a one-to-one basis. Each workshop lasts one hour and there are three weekly consecutive sessions to attend. Each workshop has a different theme:
Week 1: Feeding and Digestion
Week 2: Sleeping and Comforting
Week 3: Teething and Well-being
The techniques are taught on baby doll feet (provided) however parents can also practice on each other so that they can feel what their baby will feel. Towards the end of each session, parents practice on their own baby. This is, however, not obligatory – if baby is sleeping soundly you do not need to wake them and you can instead, simply practice at home in between the weekly workshop sessions.
Baby Reflex™ workshops can be taught to parents, grandparents or guardians and only by a qualified reflexologist and Baby Reflex™ practitioner.
What are the costs of Baby Reflex™ workshops?
Set of three, one hour group workshops: £45 per parent (min 4 and max 8 parents).
Set of three, one hour One-to-One workshops (Mum has a refexology treatment followed by Baby Reflex techniques): £135 at my clinic and £165 at baby's home)
You would need to get your own group together (min 4 and max 8 parents per group) e.g. ante natal or prenatal yoga groups. Group workshops take place in the comfort of your own home.
There is no extra charge for twins, triplets etc.
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What is the difference between Baby Reflex™ and Baby Massage?
With baby massage, typically parents set aside a specific time at home with their baby to perform a set baby massage routine. However, whilst Baby Reflex™, can be performed in the same manner, it does not have to be.
Instead it can be used to help ease any particular discomfort the baby is experiencing whenever it is needed. No creams or oils are used and it is portable – all you need is access to your baby’s feet.
It can be performed while out for a walk, at a friend’s house, at a baby class, waiting at the school gates or at the shops. Imagine a scenario – waiting in the supermarket queue to pay for your shopping and baby starts crying. With Baby Reflex™, mum can gently soothe and calm down her baby quickly, allowing her to continue her shopping with a calm and happy baby.
How do I book Baby Reflex™ workshops?
Please contact me to arrange a workshop
Research into Reflexology for babies and children
Koc T, Gozen D (2015) The Effect of Foot Reflexology on Acute Pain in Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Pediatric Nursing Department, Instanbul University, Turkey. Originally published in 2015 in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 12(5), 289-296. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26220257