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10 Self Care Tips For New Mums

If you are in any way struggling after giving birth, it’s important you ask for help. Even if you feel fine we need to all remember that giving birth is a big deal. It is tough on our bodies and minds and we need to be kinder to ourselves and practice some self care as…

Baby Massage Isn’t Just For Babies

Shhh, don’t let on, but at Massage Matters, the baby massage classes are not all about baby, it’s about mum too. When you think of baby classes, you probably just think about the advantages for the baby. Yes, baby massage helps promote a healthy digestive system and therefore supports weight gain; it helps ease tummy…

Tips For Taking Your Baby Swimming

Top Tips for Baby Swimming If you’re about to embark on your first swimming session with your baby, here are a few top tips to help make the experience as enjoyable as possible for you both! 1. Make sure you find a warm enough pool One of the most off putting things for babies is…

Do you remember?

I wanted to share one of my favourite poems by Hollie McNish, Do You Remember?, from her award winning book Nobody Told Me. Every time I read it in one of my baby massage classes, I find another part to relate to. The poem continues, touching on all parts of a mother’s life which may have…

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Baby Classes We Love in East Lothian

Baby Classes in East Lothian Looking for something to do with your baby? Here are the Massage Matter’s Mum’s favourite baby classes in East Lothian, including baby sensory, messy play and music classes. I have included a link to times and days of the baby classes, which are correct at the time of publishing this…

Story Massage for Children

What is story massage? Story massage involves the use of simple movements that can depict the words of a story. Tracing a large circle on a child’s back, for example, can represent the image of the world, while a gentle squeezing action on the shoulders can represent eating something very delicious. When performing story massage,…