Private Sessions with Lynn Murphy can be arranged if you prefer to work one-to-one or one-to-couple, or if the dates for a course don’t work for you. they are usually face-to-face but can also be by Skype.
Lynn came to our home when our little girl Daisy was 3 weeks old – the perfect solution in the early weeks when getting out of the house is near impossible!”
Lynn started by listening to my birth story and our experience of looking after Daisy so far, this really helped to tailor the session to our specific needs. Daisy had been suffering from tummy problems including wind and reflux, Lynn demonstrated some simple massage techniques on her legs and tummy which Daisy responded really well to. Then she was also able to show us a variety of different holds which instantly calmed Daisy.
Perhaps the most valuable part was Lynn’s general advice around relaxation and breathing during feeds and night time – her support and encouragement at this early stage was invaluable. She even showed me how to make a few small adjustments to our sling which benefited Daisy and helped to protect my back and neck muscles. Since Lynn’s visit, baby massage has become part of our daily routine, it is wonderful way to feel more bonded.
I would highly recommend a home visit by Lynn in the early weeks after your birth.” – Mary & Daisy
Baby & Me Sessions in Your Home
These sessions can be taken Pre-Birth as away to prepare for Life with Your New Baby. Lynn will tailor this session around your particular concerns.
Once baby has arrived, sessions will begin by taking the time to discuss your birth and parenting experience so far. In this way we can then tailor the session to baby’s and your needs, we can include massage & movement for baby as well some simple rehabilitation work for you and any other practical help and discussion around areas of concern or interest.
Small Groups for Baby & Me – Pre or Post Birth
If you wish to share your session with friends and arrange a group yourself this can be a good option. In this case, there is a maximum number of 8 and the hourly cost is reduced according to the number of women sharing. Please note the price is calculated per woman and remains the same if you come as a couple or another family member joins you. If you wish to arrange a group yourself, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. Private group sessions can be held at your home or at either the Active Birth Centre, Archway or Roseberry Clinic, Clerkenwell.
How to Book
Cost of private sessions is based on a fee of £85 per hour whether on your own or as a couple. The time you need for your session will be assessed by Lynn on application. Please apply by email to email@example.com and be sure to give us your phone number so Lynn can call you to discuss what you have in mind and to make the arrangement.
Sessions may be held in your home, at the Active Birth Centre or in Lynn’s consulting room in Clerkenwell, London. Also there is the possibility for Skype sessions.
You will be amazed by the magic that takes place during baby massage and how much babies love it! The art of massage will help you communicate with your baby through loving touch, and will enhance your baby’s health and well being, helping to relieve issues such as colic, and encourage deeper sleep.
Other Classes & Courses
You can discover the benefits of baby massage within these private sessions or by attending our New Baby & Me Course for babies in the first 3 months. Here massage & movement appropriate for young babies is introduced. Then once your baby is into their fourth month until crawling you can attend our Mama & Me Course that includes sessions of developmental baby massage for your growing baby and baby yoga to help you and baby continue to grow in confidence.
The New Baby & Me and Mama & Me courses will help you develop simple techniques to meet your baby’s changing needs through massage and movement, and support each new developmental stage. You will get a chance to meet others, share tea and chat, and build your confidence as a parent.
Lynn worked alongside and trained with developmental baby massage expert Peter Walker after her training as an Active Birth Yoga Teacher over twenty years ago. She is renowned for her thorough, sensitive and attentive approach. At our classes, you’ll be joining a teacher that has more than twenty years experience with parents and babies, and offers a wonderfully warm and welcoming environment. These classes may also be covered by Roz who has trained with and worked alongside Lynn for a number of years now, if Lynn is away or unwell.
Here’s what Mothers say:
Lynn, I just wanted to say thank you again for the massage classes. Each of our girls has been lucky enough to come to your classes and it honestly has been the single most rewarding baby activity/class we have done. Your gentle, thoughtful approach has a profound effect on parents and babies alike! As I mentioned, we still use massage with the older girls on a regular basis and it is lovely to maintain that physical closeness and focus with them. Thank you for teaching us all we know and setting us up with such a brilliant set of skills to bond with our children. – Hannah & Pete
What is so special about you and your classes Lynn, is that your have a great skill to completely relax everyone – babies and mums. You create a calm and very special environment. Anna & Milo
Baby Massage gave me the time to focus and connect with my son and also to me as a new mother. Lynn is a wonderful teacher, responding to each and every baby and mum, listening and communicating to us all. A really special time and a very useful skill that can be used whenever and where ever we go. Sarah & Tristan