Massage & sign, from bump to baby & beyond

Hushabye Baby Massage

Our Beautiful Baby Massage Classes give you the tools to help with many common issues such as colic, sleep, constipation and postnatal depression. They are a place where you will likely make new life long friends and gain support just when you need it.

We enable you to develop and enhance that precious bond in a beautiful, tranquil environment. Each class includes some non structured sensory chill out time for you and your little one to relax and explore together.

Experience the power of sharing gentle, rhythmic massage with your baby, providing them with that feeling of love, warmth and security that all babies need. Enhancing that bond with your baby through skin to skin contact can help babies’ brain development, increase communication skills, confidence and self-esteem for babies and their parents.

Massage enhances a special contact between parent and child that is extra even to breast feeding.  It increases levels of ‘oxytocin’ in the body which gives us that warm, nurtured feeling, it can aid lactation, reduce stress levels and aid social interaction and the bonding process.

In the womb, the mother’s pulse gives rhythmic reverberation via the umbilical cord and massage continues this intra-uterine rhythmic connection. Massage is not just touch but a connection and communication of two souls, reaching deep inside parent and child. Baby massage can also help with many common issues such as colic, sleep pattern and post natal depression.

Premature babies who are massaged can gain more weight compared to those who are not, are quicker to leave their incubators and are hospitalised for 5 days less on average.  The difference in weight was also seen at 6 months of age. (Field 1987)

There is a lot of research available to evidence the benefits of both baby massage and baby sign and they have many overlapping benefits such as enhancing baby/parent bonding and attachment, communication, confidence, self-esteem, reduction or elimination of behaviour tantrums, ultimately resulting in happy parents and babies.

Massage may help infants aged under 6 months sleep better, cry less and be less stressed. (Warwick UK report, University of Warwick, 2006)

Vouchers available for Hushabye Hands baby sign and baby massage classes, a perfect gift idea for a baby shower, christening present or for the arrival of a new baby.

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Baby Massage Classes are 50 minute classes each week and usually run as a course of 6 weeks. Each class also includes some fabulous, sensory chill out time with your little one, enjoying a different theme each week.

Our baby Massage classes are small with a maximum of 6 places and are suitable from 4 weeks – crawling. Oil and handouts are included.

Prices are £39 per 6 week term, some terms are shorter and the price is reduced accordingly. We require a non refundable £10 deposit to secure a place and the remaining balance will be due between 2-3 weeks before the start of term.


The SPACE Centre, Preston

Tuesday 9.45am, 11.15am and 1.30pm

Thursday 11.15am

Changes from September

There will be some changes from September 2020 to help us return safely to face to face classes. Briefly, they are as follows:

  • Location – all classes will be held at the Space Centre
  • Number of Classes and attendees have been reduced
  • Hand Sanitiser will be provided for attendees entering and leaving the room
  • Temperature Checker – a non-contact temperature checker will be available
  • All toys and resources will be for individual use.

Want to book?

Bookings will open for Autumn 1 term on Friday 5th August 2022

If you are trying to book for a term that has already started, please email us on