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Keely Smith

Hi, my name is Keely, I am a mum of one wonderful and cheeky little boy and the owner of Basking Babies Southend,Leigh-On-Sea and Thorpe Bay.


My journey with Basking Babies started in early 2017 shortly following the birth of my son who suffered with colic. I was so pleased to find someone who could offer a home visit to help me to relieve his discomfort and the benefits were clear to see very quickly. I later joined a baby massage group course - it was a great way to learn how to soothe and relieve my son and spend quality time bonding with him each week. At the same time I met other local mums and their babies, the friendly group environment was a fantastic opportunity for us new mums to share our thoughts, worries and ideas while massaging our babies and enjoying a hot cup of tea and cake! We both thoroughly enjoyed baby massage and went on to Basking Babies More Massage classes (advanced massage).


What I offer Basking Babies offer award winning baby massage and yoga classes throughout Essex. We are winners of various Essex Mums Awards – 2015 Winner, 2017 Highly Recommended and very recently LUX Magazine Best Baby Massage and Yoga Classes in Essex.
I offer the following baby massage classes in Southend and surrounding areas. Our group courses are fun, relaxed and informative and delivered in a friendly and supportive way. :
Group courses for beginners (either 4 week or 6 week courses) – You will learn a comprehensive baby massage routine over 4 weeks which is designed to soothe and relax you and your baby. The routine uses both Indian and Swedish massage techniques and reflexology.. In addition the course covers colic prevention and alleviation as well as settling techniques.
Group courses of 6 weeks in duration includes the same as the 4 week course above and includes a taster of our More Massage (advanced massage) on weeks 5 and 6 and also guest speakers covering topics of interests to parents.


Dad & Baby Classes – A unique baby massage session designed specifically for Dads to enjoy and bond with their babies.


Private 1:1 sessions – available on request, normally a single session, in the comfort of your own home. Our most popular private sessions are colic alleviation and group courses for 5 or more parents such as antenatal/nct/postnatal friends.


Baby massage is such a valuable tool to have as a parent. I have a great job as a baby massage instructor and enjoy meeting parents and carers along with their little ones, sharing with them the many benefits of baby massage.


Come along to the Therapy Life Centre so I can share with you the magic of baby massage!