Learn how you can help your own baby or toddler with reflexology using baby or toddler reflex™ techniques
What is baby reflex™?
baby reflex™ is specially adapted reflexology for babies and toddlers. The techniques were originally developed for bonding and over the years have helped to ease, relieve and eliminate many baby discomforts – proving very popular and successful with parents.
What can it help?
baby reflex™ may help discomforts that your child may have such as digestive or sleeping issues. It is very gentle and very calming and soothing for your baby or toddler.
How did it all begin?
Jenny Lee, MCSP MAR, who is both a Chartered Physiotherapist and a Qualified Reflexologist and Teacher, has been working with mothers and young children for over fifteen years during which time she carried out a number of pilot studies in conjunction with children’s GPs, designed to examine the effects of Reflexology on childhood asthma. The results of those studies revealed benefits of reduced asthma ; better sleep patterns; greater ability to relax; a much improved “quality of lif “, and, perhaps most important of all, an enjoyment by those children, of the actual treatment of Reflexology.
Those results were so valuable to those children that Jenny decided to introduce this new and exciting concept for Reflexology, called “baby reflex™”.
How does it work?
It works in the same way reflexology works in adults and is specially adapted reflexology techniques to suit the needs of babies, taking into account of their size and well being.
How are these taught?
Currently, due to Covid restrictions, I'm teaching baby reflex on a one-to-one basis. When restrictions are lifted, I teach in small groups of around four to six parents and their children. For babies from one month old: 3 weekly x 1 hour workshops, themed feeding/digesting, sleeping/comforting and finally well being. The baby workshop is taught on the feet.
For toddlers from 10 months: 2 weekly x 1 hour workshops. The toddler workshops are taught on the hands with lots of songs and nursery rhymes.
Why do parents choose baby reflex™?
Most parents either have tried or heard of the many benefits of reflexology and with the modern climate of parents seeking an organic lifestyle; baby reflex™ offers the benefits of a safe non invasive drug free natural alternative.
What is the difference between baby reflex™ and baby massage?
baby reflex™ is portable; picture this . . . first time mum with a young baby in a supermarket queue and just about to pay for her shopping and baby cries. With baby reflex™ mum can gently calm her baby whilst continuing with her shopping.
Do babies really like baby reflex™?
Mostly they relax and fall asleep, in fact, they love it!
Who can demonstrate baby reflex™?
Only qualified Reflexologists.
What is the cost?
The 3 session baby course is £60 per parent and the 2 session toddler course is £40 per parent for a group of between four to six parents. If you decide to get a group of friends together yourself and host it in your house, the cost for the host is £30 for the baby course and £20 for the toddler course as a thank you for arranging the group. There is an optional final session around 3 to 4 weeks after the last session to recap and consolidate what has been learnt for £15. One-to-one baby reflex is £55 per session at Rise Osteopathy Clinic.
How can I book a baby or toddler reflex workshop?
If you are interested in learning baby or toddler reflex, you can either book a private course with a small group of friends (ideal number four to six parents) and conveniently hold it in one of your homes subject to Covid restrictions. Alternatively, contact me for a one-to-one session at Rise Osteopathy in Forest Hill.