Sootheababy Baby Massage
SootheababyBaby Massage

Why choose baby massage?

Infant massage is a way to express loving, caring, respect to your baby through touch. It may help:

  • Promote secure parent-infant attachments
  • Ease issues such as colic, wind and constipation
  • Relax both parent and baby
  • Develop body coordination and communication skills
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Provide an opportunity for parent and baby socialisation


Baby Massage makes a lovely gift too...

Give the gift of a baby massage course 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.

About Me

My name is Sarah Syms and I run Sootheababy Massage Classes. I'm a registered midwife, nursery nurse and infant massage instructor with over 20 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.

I am Fedant registered and insured, and I am enhanced DBS checked.  

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.  


If you have any queries, or wish to book a course, please fill in a booking form or contact me:







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What parents say.....

'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 12 week 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)


"I really do recommend 'sootheababy' massages with Sarah Syms!   Calobe struggles with sleeping, breathing, headaches and sickness...we've just had our first session and he's fallen asleep within 5 minutes of Sarah leaving after finishing! He's fallen asleep much easier than he ever has before, he's not as jumpiy and his breathing is much clearer!! 
Thank you Sarah :) "

Tamara (mother to 17month old Calobe)


"Henry & I have loved every minute of the course and use the Massage daily" 

Lucy (mother to 11 weeks old Henry)


"Sarah has been an amazing teacher and has made it look very easy to do at home" 

Emma ( Mother to 11 week old Zach)