“Baby massage is a beautiful way to bond, connect and communicate with your little one. Taking an online course means that you can enjoy things at your own pace and both parents can be involved at a time that works with your family. This gift is delightfully ethical as it has no carbon footprint attached and is all based online…. Alexia is immensely approachable and friendly, as well as highly knowledgeable” Featured in an ethical baby shower gift guide
My name is Alexia and I created Roots and Wings Parenting in 2013 when I trained to be a baby massage instructor. The name of this site is inspired by a poem I have always loved. The moral; “Give them roots to cling to and wings to fly”, is how I would like to raise my children.
I now run my own business offering face to face baby massage. I am excited to bring you the Massage, Language and Connection Programme I have created, offering baby massage as an online video course; designed to help parent and baby to connect, learn and communicate with one another through massage and rhymes.
I have 2 little ones. My children are 19 months apart and make me laugh and pull my hair out on a daily basis, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. They keep me on my toes and I can honestly say having them was the best thing I have ever done – Despite the huge increase in grey hairs and permanent bags under my eyes. They are inspiration behind my business and give me all my material for my blog posts.
My career background is working in intensive family support, going into family homes and supporting parents with any parenting issue affecting them as a family. For example, establishing routines, boundaries, school issues and managing challenging behaviour. I am a licensed parenting program facilitator, which I have delivered in schools and children’s centres. This involves helping parents look at what’s working for them as well as things they want to improve.
Now I am a writer and ponder all things parenting. I have a column in etc. magazine, a regional lifestyle magazine, and write this blog. I now spend my working time running my baby massage courses face to face, and through the online course.
“I have really enjoyed the massage sessions. My baby loves the leg massages in particular and it’s always a winner when he is crying and needs calming. Fantastic teacher who is very calm, friendly and approachable. I will keep using the techniques I have learnt for a long time to come. Great value for money.”
“As a new mummy, one of my biggest worries was that I was doing something wrong with my baby; especially if I was doing something differently to Joe Bloggs next door. Alexia, at RootsandWingsParenting, works hard to let her mums know that ‘whatever (their) approach to parenting, baby massage is inclusive and benefits all babies. (And that) as the parent you are the expert on your baby and whichever method you choose is the right one for your baby and family!’ That message really spoke to me as a Mum and made me feel secure and comfortable when learning from her… Alexia’s unique online course is the solution, allowing many more families to learn baby massage.” See full review