My son Daniel and I attended Alison Strauss ne de Vries’ Baby Massage Workshop classes held at Lasting Impressions Studio. The Workshop was a wonderful bonding experience and I still continue to use many of the techniques taught.. I would recommend every mum attending this Workshop with Alison as she imparts her knowledge so well.

Tracy Kirkland

Infant massage Workshops run by Alison Strauss ne de Vries. These classes take place once a week on a Wednesday for 4 weeks. They are a chilled meeting place for baby and dad, granny your care – giver should you wish. Running time is from 9:30am – 11am and is complete with tea coffee and very yummy biscuits I believe (I declined with thanks as I am on a mission to reduce the hatching house with immediate effect…. but that is a another blog entirely though!) There are so many emotional and physical benefits to baby massage. It aids growth and development, stimulates nutrient flow to your little one’s cells, helps your little one sleep better, and the list goes on and on. Cooper just loves his massage time and it is such a quality bonding opportunity for us. There is so much good that comes out of touch – both emotionally and physically. Week by week we are taught massage techniques for different areas of the body from legs and feet, tummy, face, arms and hand, back and flexibility exercises. I have become very in tune with techniques such as India milking, rolling, sun and moon, Swedish milking and waterwheel among others. Cooper’s day is always completed with a bath, massage, feed, then bed. Could this have anything to do with him sleeping from 9:30pm – 5:30am? I so enjoyed my time with Alison and the other moms. It is a great informative workshop spent chatting about any number of baby related issues from colic (which massage is great for) to the ever – controversial topic of immunization.

Lasting Impressions Studio also specializes in pregnancy massage, pregnancy body stretch exercise classes and preggy – touch massage workshops.”

Jane Linley Thomas

When my little girl arrived. I attended the Baby Massage workshop classes, run by Alison Strauss ne de Vries and it was a wonderful bonding experience with her, that I will use for years to come. I was so grateful to receive the NUK bottle and dummy, it will be the first my little girl will get to use. After all the knowledge that was shared with me on this workshop i know i can use these products confidently. Thank you Alison and your team for your help and advice during my pregnancy and the birth of my little angel..

Rowena Arnold

Alison helped with advice and support once again, this was a wonderful workshop.
I value her continue advice and making me them feel unique.
You can see this is her passion. She loves to help mothers, the money we pay her it defiantly a second thought to her, in my opinion.
She dedicates her time to you. I found it all so helpful.
It helped me personally with my baby’s colic.
He was a more relaxed and settled, once I know a few things and was be able to massage him.
She helped me transition him from a cherry dummy to a Nuk dummy.
I battled to wind my baby and she showed me a technique that made it easier to wind him.
We all received a baby massage certificate and a wonderful goody bag with lots of different products.
It was different than the first but packed with tons of products and samples for my new-born babies.

“Attending your baby massage workshop classes was money well spent on my side. My three months little angel has never been happier. She is or should I rather say was a colic baby. It was worse in the evening, she would squirm, grunt and cry a lot and I wasn’t sure what was wrong with her until i attended your baby massage classes. She was colic and had lot of gas that made her tummy sore. I can literally hear her passing the gas when doing the massage and the relief written all over her face gives me the satisfaction that I have done it right. Massage has become part of our bedtime routine, massage, bath and feed. She sleeps like a baby now!!! Besides helping me with colic, massage time is my best bonding time with my baby because I only focus on her. I will definitely recommend this to all my mommy friends.

Thank You,”

Hilisiwe Msomi

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for such a wonderful, informative, helpful, hands – on infant massage workshop. I desperately needed help with my sons’ (8 months old) tummy, he suffered terribly with gas and constipation and I was willing to try anything to help … I am so glad I attended as I learnt so much and it really has helped us! I would recommend that any new mom take this workshop weather their baby has “problems” or not, as it is such a wonderful “tool” to use to even just connect and form such an amazing bond with your baby …. My only regret is that I did not attend the workshop when my son was younger … then I would have learnt about the wonders of infant massage much sooner Thanks so much once again and thank you for the wonderful gift you have given me.

Nicky Griffin

“Just wanted to thank you for the amazing workshop we attended. You have so much knowledge to share, and it was lovely to learn from you. Although we don’t get to do a full massage every day, the time we do spend on the massage is so special and a lovely bonding time. The massage really helps to keep Daniel calm and relaxed. We find that the nights we don’t give him a good massage he sleeps restlessly and wakes up more often. The massage is such a helpful tool, and it helps both baby and mom feel so much better! Thanks again, take care.”me.


“All twin mommies, I did this class with my twin boys and it was really awesome! Definitely recommend it!!


Sharline Schultz

I always wanted to undergo the infant baby massage workshops when Alison told me about the wonderful benefits it could bring for both baby and mum. I didn’t know Alison when my first child was born and with my second child life just got too busy and financially I didn’t have the extra cash so I didn’t end up going for it. Whilst I was pregnant with my third child I decided that come rain or high water I would save the money and attend the workshop and what a difference it has made for me and baby Aaminah. I will never regret this decision. I actually feel disheartened that my other two girls didn’t have a daily massage by me.

With my first two kids I was blessed with them not having colic or reflux. But with Aaminah she had both. She was always crabby and used to cry for hours at a time. She used to frustrate me as I didn’t know how to calm her down or relieve her discomfort. I became very moody with my husband and older kids and slightly depressed.

Infant baby massage has made such an enormous difference to both our lives. Aaminah is more calm and happy. She doesn’t cry as much and can play longer even by herself. The techniques learned, the wisdom and information given, the wonderful goody bag and meeting other mums is well worth every cent and time spent on each session. I highly recommend infant baby massage for all mums with young babies. You don’t know what you have been missing until you have come and experienced the classes. Thank you Alison for helping me bond with my little baby and keeping me sane.

Ayesha Omarjee

“I thoroughly enjoyed my baby massage workshop with Alison. I use the massage techniques on my girls almost every day -whenever I can- to calm, relax, ease sore tummies, tired legs and bodies or just show them how much I love them! You need to do this workshop over and above a ‘mom and baby class,’ as it covers so much more. I have the nifty ‘reminder card’ stuck up on my wall so I can easily remember the steps to follow, even for a quick 2 minute massage during nappy change! Thanks Alison for the invaluable workshop.


Clare Ewing