The instructors


Tash Hughes

Children’s nurse

Baby Massage instructor

Baby and Child Sleep Consultant

Founder of Rubba-bubba Baby Massage

Tash has loved professionally working with and caring for babies for as long as she can remember, from baby-sitting and child minding, to qualifying as a nursery nurse. In 2009, she qualified as a Children’s nurse (RCBN) in Swansea University.

In 2013 she founded Rubba-bubba baby massage as well as becoming a mum to a beautiful little girl. Tash teaches baby massage along side (previously) nursing in a Special care baby unit in West wales and currently works on the Children’s ward.

“Being part of so many stressful and traumatic times for both parents and baby, (whether baby needed SCBU or not) plus as a mum myself, I can really appreciate the precious time you have with your baby and the barriers you may face. Baby massage really overcomes a lot of those hurdles that exist in day-to-day life as a new mum. I love the fact baby massage is such a simple and relaxing skill but yet there’s so many benefits to.”

Tash qualified as an infant massage instructor with one of the UK’s leading training providers Hands on babies in London. The qualification is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

Other relevant qualifications

  • BN Nursing Degree (child)
  • Distinction Level 3 Baby and Child Sleep Consultancy
  • Level 2 & 3 Child protection
  • Paediatric and Neonatal intermediate life support (PILS)
  • 2 day Breast-feeding course
  • Health Sciences Foundation Degree
  • NVQ Early Years Care & Education Level 2
  • A current CRB (police check)
  • Holistic Services insurance.

Other accreditations

  • The International Institute for Complimentary Therapists (IICT)
  • The Independent Professional Therapists Institute (IPTI)
  • The Complimentary Therapists Association (CThA)
  • Embody and The International Association for Distance Learning.


Joanne Anderson



I’m a mum of two beautiful children. A 2 and a half year old daughter and a 4 month old son. I qualified as a primary school teacher in 2008 and have been working with children ever since. Along side my teaching I set up my own baby sensory classes-Touch the rainbow, as I was struggling to find local interactive baby classes. This lead me to baby massage. I love how baby massage is so beneficial for both parent and baby and enhances their development.



My qualifications:

  • BA Hons Degree in Education with QTS
  • Baby massage instructor
  • Welsh Speaker
  • Paediatric First Aid,
  • Holistic Services insurance.
  • Police Check