What is baby reflexology?
Baby reflexology is a gentle form of reflexology created just for babies, that is an effective and safe therapy based on the principle that reflex points found on the feet correspond to specific organs, muscles, bones and body systems in the body. No oils or undressing of your baby are required with this form of the therapy. Babies thrive on touch and closeness and are very responsive to this gentle practice.
Your baby is super sensitive to touch which is one of the reasons why baby reflex can be so beneficial for her. Learning how to carry out short baby reflex treatments on your baby has so many positives…
Benefits of baby reflexology
These treatments are aimed at helping to ease:
- Upset tummies
- Teething pains
- Ear congestion and ear pain
Baby reflex aims to strengthen and develop systems such as the digestive and immune systems, and is a lovely way to bond with your baby, giving them a boost of the hormone oxytocin which aids good feeling and restfulness.
This treatment is a lovely and calming addition to your bedtime routine or whenever your little one needs some extra TLC.
Our fun and relaxed workshops are based around 3 reflexology routines;
We’ll show you how to carry out gentle and calming reflexology on your baby’s little feet. Workshops are run by Jackie Kietz who has over 16 years of experience in all things Reflexology.
We just need enough space to lay each baby down. Everything is provided so just bring your baby
“‘S’ had been constipated for days and literally within 20 minutes after the reflexology class she had a poo, in fact she had three!! I never thought I’d be so excited about my baby pooing! Such a relief and now I know what to do if it happens again. Fab course!”
What can I expect during a baby reflexology class?
Workshops take place over one session which lasts around 45-60 minutes, depending on the size of the group, any questions you may all ask or routines you wish to go over again. You will learn the simple and effective sequences during the workshop by practicing on ‘dolly feet’ – life size models of babies’ feet, until you are confident. The session ends with you carrying out a short treatment on your own baby if you’d like to.
You receive a clearly written handout explaining how to carry out each sequence and a mini reflexology foot chart to keep in your purse or somewhere handy at home.
Sessions are totally baby led so if you need to feed your baby or change them then of course this takes priority. Babies cry and are somewhat unpredictable – and this is just fine. If your baby needs to feed or sleep throughout the session you can watch and learn that way and/or practice the sequences on the dolly feet.
Reflexology is very popular with babies 🙂 This wonderfully soothing therapy is accessible at all times as it only takes a moment to remove your baby’s footwear, providing comfort and relief quickly and naturally – any time, anyplace, anywhere!
“It’s so nice for Paul to be able to give our daughter a little treatment after her bath at bedtime, she loves it and it really relaxes her!”
“Jackie came to our house as childcare for my older one was impossible to sort. Myself and my husband – as well as my parents all learned how to do the reflexology on ‘C’. It was really lovely and the grandparents enjoyed being involved in it all.”
Baby reflexology workshops near me
(please note in-person workshops are currently on hold due to Covid-19)
Workshops can take place from your own home as a 1:1 or as a group, if there are over 3 of you interested. Any private groups’ home-based sessions need to be fairly local to Crystal Palace and take place during the daytime on week days.
You can also cover baby reflexology as part of our 2 in 1 baby massage and baby reflexology courses from venues in Brixton & Beckenham (see below).
Online baby reflexology courses
Through Zoom we provide live group online baby reflexology workshops at a reduced rate (minimum of 3 people, please see below for cost). All the information you need to know about how the workshop operates will be sent to you via email in advance. A session lasts around 45 minutes.
Extra value 2-in-1 combination courses available
We offer a 4-week, combined, baby massage & baby reflexology course that take place at a variety of local venues;
Effraspace in Brixton
This lovely venue has parking available outside and around the venue (parking meters). You can usually get a space in the Brockwell Park car park and you can park here for free for up to 2 hours. The venue is about a 8 minute walk from the car park.
The Chancery pub in Beckenham
Crystal Palace – venue details TBC
- baby reflexology group workshop from your home (minimum of 3 parents and babies) – £12
- baby reflexology group workshop via Zoom (minimum of 3 parents and babies) – £10
- 1:1 in-person baby reflexology workshop from your home – £25
- 4-week Zoom group baby massage and baby reflexology course – £32
- 4-week in-person baby massage and baby reflexology course – £45
Baby reflex is a wonderful way to calm and soothe your baby, but of course always seek medical care if your baby is unwell.