- Due to Little Lotus – Baby Massage & Yoga being a small business, no refunds will be given. If you cannot make a session in a prepaid block for whatever reason let me know as soon as possible so that a rearrangement can be made. (This may just be transferring you to the same class in a different block).
- If your baby has a viral infection or is feeling unwell please DO NOT put other babies at risk by attending any in person class, instead contact me to rearrange your class. No refund will be given.
- Before signing up to a class check with your doctor if you have any concerns about you or your baby’s health. Be sure to tell me about any concerns or physical limitations either of you may have. A medical form should be filled out before starting any course so that I am aware of any medical conditions.
- You must pay for your block in advance to confirm your space, reservations cannot be made until payment is made. Tickets for online classes can be purchased online via the link on home page.
- Online classes will continue to go ahead if another lockdown occurs due to Covid -19.
My email if you need it is Littlelotusbabymassage@outlook.com. I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Do’s and Don’ts
- Please remember that sessions are baby led, please DON’T force your baby to do anything he/she does not want to do. Please be aware of your baby’s cues. Stop if they are not enjoying it or if you feel stressed or tense, take a few deep breaths and come back when you are ready.
- If your baby is crying and cannot be comforted, he/she may be ill. NEVER practice on a distressed baby, or if your baby is limp, pale, has a temperature, or any difficulties breathing. DO seek appropriate medical help.
- DON’T wake your baby if they are asleep, wait until they are awake this way they can fully benefit from the shared experience. Its always useful to have a teddy or doll handy to practice on if baby falls asleep mid class, this way you are still learning the techniques and can use them when the time suits you both.
- If your baby is hungry or needs to be changed its fine to DO both. You can massage a baby straight after a feed if you avoid their tummy – wait at least an hour before massaging this area after a feed and nappy changing facilities will be available in the studio.
- It is NOT recommended to practice massage within 24 hours of your baby’s immunisations and to avoid the area where the vaccination was given for at least a week.
- DON’T massage your baby if their skin is broken or damaged in anyway – this includes bruising or infected areas. For rashes / weeping wounds DO seek medical advice first.
- If your baby has a skin condition that is treated with a prescribed emollient use that for the massage.
- Some massage classes include a few gentle yoga postures – listen to yourself and your body, DON’T continue any movement that causes you discomfort or pain.
- If I have to cancel a class for whatever reason, the class will be rearranged with plenty of notice. These may not be at the usual time of your current class but I will accommodate class times as much as possible (as I may have childcare to consider). There will be no refunds if I have to cancel due to self-isolation, instead I will do my best to zoom the sessions if i’m not ill.
The best oils to use for a massage are grapeseed oil and coconut oil but other natural oils like sunflower oil, rapeseed and vegetable oil are perfectly ok to use as well. DO NOT use mineral oils as these are inedible and leave a greasy layer and DO NOT use essential oils as they can hide the parent’s scent and confuse a baby as well as cause adverse reactions on a babies respiratory and digestive system. AVOID any nut content as they can lead to the baby developing an allergy.
ALWAYS DO A PATCH TEST WHEN USING A NEW OIL.