Perinatal Mental Health Team Baby Massage Training

Seven members of the Perinatal Mental Health Team together with a Peer Support member undertook a two day Baby Massage Training Course in January with Peter Walker an internationally renowned Physical Therapist who has been working with babies, children and families for over 30 years. 

Some of the key benefits of early massage and skin to skin physical contact stimulates the release of the "love hormone" , oxytocin and "stress relievers", endorphins. The sense of touch increases confidence and makes the baby feel protected and loved which strengthens physical and emotional bonds and encourages feelings of tranquillity. 

The team valued the opportunity to participate in the training and are looking forward to delivering this therapeutic intervention with identified mums and babies referred to the Perinatal team across the county.

Baby Massage