My name is Sarah Syms and I run Sootheababy Massage Classes and Sootheamuma Massage Therapies. I'm a registered practising midwife, massage therapist and infant massage instructor with over 30 years experience of working with families.
Baby massage was one of the first activities I did with my son and for many years it provided a calming haven for both of us to return to when times were busy or fraught. Through my work as a nursery nurse and later as a midwife I have become increasingly passionate about empowering families so that they can gain the maximum enjoyment from family life. I enjoy teaching antenatal classes with my midwife colleagues in the ABumpsABaby team (see below) and training to become a certified baby massage instructor was a natural extension to this work. In 2017, I qualified with my Diploma in Massage Therapy, with Anatomy and Physiology, which has enabled me to provide tailored aromatherapy massage treatments for mums and mums to be.
I am Fedant registered and insured, and I am enhanced DBS checked.
My name is Louise Davey. I am a registered Midwife and have been working as a Community Midwife in West Sussex for over 10 years. I am also an Antenatal Educator and have the privilege of teaching antenatal classes alongside my midwifery colleagues on the ABumpsABaby team. Throughout my Midwifery career I have always been a strong advocate for treating a person holistically and in the healing power of touch. The benefits of Massage are both well documented and evidence based. Massage has been proven to be effective in reducing discomfort and anxiety, promoting restful sleep, reducing swelling and stimulating circulation. Therefore, training as a Massage Therapist seemed a natural fit for me and in 2018, I trained as a CIBTAC qualified Massage Therapist. I am both Fedant registered and insured and I am also enhanced DBS checked. I am proud to work alongside my friend and colleague Sarah Syms, and we are now able to offer an enhanced massage treatment service to pregnant and postnatal clients. Whilst Sarah offers treatments in the relaxing surroundings of her therapy room, I am fully mobile and will be able to offer you treatments in the comfort of your own home at a mutually convenient time.
Infant massage is a way to express loving, caring, respect to your baby through touch. It can help:
Massage makes a lovely gift too...
Give the gift of a baby massage course or pregnancy/postnatal massage to friends and family. Great as a baby shower or new born baby gift with a difference. See our course information page for gift voucher options.
ABumpsABaby Antenatal Classes
Childbirth preparation classes to help give you more understanding of the process of giving birth. Run by registered midwives in the Burgess Hill area. Clients of ABumpsABaby receive £5.00 discount on all Sootheababy massage courses & 10% off massage therapy packages. Sootheababy clients also get 10% discount on massage therapies.
If you have any queries, or wish to book a course, please fill in a booking form or contact me:
What parents say about baby massage classes.....
'What a lovely class and I really appreciate the small class sizes, putting babies first. Thank you. I will miss the classes especially the cake'
Julia (Mother to 4 month old Bryony)
'Really enjoyable class. Sarah was fantastic and so patient, understanding and really passionate about the techniques, and seeing the babies progress/interact. Thank you so much we loved it'
Vicky (mother to 3 month old Elliot)
'It was lovely to spend time with my baby learning different massages and how they help with different things. It was also lovely to speak to other mum's with babies'
Gemma (mother to 9 week old Maisie)
"We have just finished our four week massage with Sarah and it has been amazing. My baby loves massage time and I notice he sleeps much better afterwards"
Saskia (mother to four month old Otto)
"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sarah and Sootheababy massage. Having just finished the course, which was informative, friendly and SO relaxing I'm sad the lessons have come to an end but really enjoyed them all"
Alison ( Mother to 5 month old James)
'I've just been for a preganancy massage with the lovely Sarah and can honestly say it was one of the nicest massages I've ever had, pregnant or otherwise! Lovely to be treated by someone who really understands pregnancy and babies'
Anna 36 weeks pregnant
'Thank you so much for my amazing postnatal massage! I would highly recommend it to any Mummies in need of a bit of TLC. 11 weeks after giving birth I feel great thanks to Sarah'
Jen 11 week postnatal
'I received a wonderful pregnancy massage from Louise. She made me feel relaxed and comfortable in the environment. Defianately has the magic touch. Highly recommend.'
Laura 35 weeks pregnant
'Just had the most amazing pregnancy massage! When I walked in I was stiff and achey and by the time Sarah had worked her magic I didn't even struggle to bend down and put my shoes back on. I feel so much better; relaxed and energised at the same time. Definately a must.
Rebecca 35 weeks pregnant.
'I had the most amazing pregnancy massage from Sarah before my daughterwas born. Sarah is very professional and passionate about what she does. It's an added bonus that she is a midwife to, so any worries and concerns she can put your mind at ease. I was already booked in another one before due date but Imogen had other ideas and came a week early. We can not wait to do the baby massage course. Fully recommend having this massage before birth'
Elaine Mum to Imogen 4 weeks old