Thu, May 25|
The Labour Dept.
Baby massage to connect with your baby
Spend your morning learning and practicing baby massage to calm your babies nervous system, create a sense of safety through touch, reduce cramps and get them used to their bodies all while building a connection between parent and child. For babies 8 weeks too before crawling.
Time & Location
May 25, 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
About the Event
Shantala baby massage is a technique to connect with your baby. It helps them to have better sleep, to calm the nervous system, to have less cramps, to let them get used to their bodies and to better the connection between parent and child. To give them confidence in the rest of their lives. Besides that, also a very nice and calming activity to do with your little one. You can start baby massage around their 8th week until they start to crawl.
Who is this class for?
For parents who are looking for a calm activity with their baby, between 8 weeks and 6/7 months (do contact Ike if you are unsure about their age).
What will you leave with?
- The basic techniques of shantala baby massage
- A deeper connection with your baby and a knowledge of them on a different level.
What should you bring with you?
A blanket to cover the yoga mat and to keep your little one warm. Please wear comfortable clothes to sit on a mat.
When NOT to massage?
When your baby has a fever, in between 48 hours after they got vaccinated.
About your teacher
Ike Dielesen is mother of 3 and found out herself how it helped her little ones and her to massage them. To have a deeper connection with her children and to (mostly) listen to her children on another level. They still like to be massaged. She also teaches prenatal yoga and likes to connect with other parents and provide them with tools to connect with themselves and their little ones. The more peaceful you can be, the more peaceful your child is as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will this event take place?
The Labour Dept is located in the heart of Amsterdam west at 68 Postjesweg. Our Space is easy to get to by foot, bike or public transport (7, 17, 18, 1)
Does it matter where in my parenthood journey I am?
Unless specified, from pregnancy, to postpartum to raising teens- you're welcome to attend our events at any stage of your parenthood journey.
What facilities are available for babies?
We have a diaper changing station, water heater for bottles, breastfeeding chair and pillow and plenty of multisensory interactive toys for your mini.
What language will be spoken?
It's not uncommon for a group at The Labour Dept. to be made up with people from over 5 different countries. To accommodate our diverse community, all of our classes are taught in English.
How many people can I expect?
We like to keep things small in order to create an environment that facilitates community! On average we have between 5 and 15 participants.
Can I bring my mini?
We love babies and kids! Most of our events are mini friendly, if you're unsure please don't hesitate to send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I bring my stroller or pram?
Our space is small, please avoid bringing a pram. Stroller parking is outside.
Where can I see what else is coming up?
This page has all of our upcoming events broken down by pregnancy, postpartum, parenthood and mini :-)