My name is Alexia and I created Roots and Wings Parenting in 2013 when I professionally 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 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 am a mother of 3, and my children helped me to create this programme based on things they loved as babies and toddler, and we still use even as they grow.
My children 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.
Throughout my career have worked with, and supported families in many different ways, and this seems like a wonderful way of supporting them in those early day, months, years of parenting, when laying that groundwork in attachment and connection is so important.
This site is for all parents, whatever your approach to parenting baby massage is inclusive and benefits all babies. As the parent you are the expert on your baby and whichever method you choose is the right one for your baby and family! This site is a non-judgemental place. That’s not to say you always know the answers, no one does. Parenting is trial and error. We are all learning on the job. Like being a lifetime apprentice. But if you trust yourself, connect to your baby and do what feels right for your family, then you won’t go far wrong.