A MUM of two from Southport who launched a new career after having children hopes to help ‘make unique memories’ for families and to reassure mums to feel confident in their abilities.
Jennifer Smith, from Birkdale, worked in a high-pressured fashion role before having her sons Cameron, seven and Rowan, four. After having her family, she realised that she wanted a role that would allow her to make a difference and achieve the work-family life balance – including working around the school hours and being a hands on parent whilst her children are young.
Following the pandemic, she launched her All Aglow baby massage and yoga classes almost one year ago – but the benefits, she says, are just as much for mum as for baby! Mums who join the classes will learn about the benefits of skin to skin bonding and gain more confidence with their baby, as well have the chance to meet local, new parents and are also given the option to join their small group’s WhatsApp private chat so they can keep in touch between classes. She currently runs classes in Birkdale, Ainsdale, Formby and Halsall.
She shared: “There’s many benefits to baby massage and yoga such as providing relief from symptoms of colic, trapped wind and constipation. They help with the bonding process by releasing the hormone Oxytocin in both parent and baby through skin to skin contact. Baby massage and yoga also promote relaxation and can improve sleep and much more!
“The classes are just as much about proving a safe, friendly space for parents to enjoy as well. A primary aim of the classes is to support new parents, they are very relaxed with plenty of time to chat and are always baby-led. The classes are suitable for babies from eight weeks to pre-crawling.
“I also run a baby spa in Ainsdale and Halsall which is a unique sensory experience for babies and a wonderful way to make special memories for parents and babies. The baby spa features bathing the babies, tranquil, calming music and twinkly lights, bubbles. We also create a keepsake for parents to take home and cherish. We wrap babies up in super soft baby spa robes and slippers which makes a gorgeous photo opportunity! We finish with a guided signature ‘sleepy time’ baby massage.”
Find out more and book your mum-and-baby session at www.allaglow.co.uk or search for ‘All Aglow’ on Facebook, or @all_aglow_for_baby_for_you on Instagram. As a unique Champion offer, anyone who books with her and mentions that they spotted this article will be given a 10% discount on their first course.