Infant Massage Therapist Belvidere IL

To do an infant massage, choose a time when your baby is well fed and rested. Put a towel in a quiet room for the baby to lie on, choose a natural oil such as coconut, almond, or avocado, and play relaxing music. Assess the baby’s receptivity by observing her response to your touch.

Janet Yearton, DN, CNC
(815) 943-5963
Healthy Choices and Natural Therapies
Rockford, IL
Specialty
Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Chelation Therapy, Color Therapy, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Herbology, Homeopathy, Kinesiology, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Reams Testing, Reflexology, Reiki, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Herb Garden Wellness Center

Lutheran Social Services
(815) 969-8836
321 W State St Ste 400
Rockford, IL
Industry
Doula

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Taryn DeCicco
(847) 577-4455
304 East Rand
Arlington Hts, IL
Company
Apple-A-Day Clinic, SC
Industry
Acupuncturist, Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Nutritionist
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Gastritis, Gastrointestinal Concerns, GERD, Heartburn, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Therapies : Acupressure, Acupuncture, Cupping, Energy Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Mega-Vitamin Therapy, Moxibustion, Natural Hormone Replacement, Nutritional Counseling
Insurance
Call to Inquire
Professional Affiliations
Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance, Healing Music Organization

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Alicia Miller
(630) 393-2225
28379 Davis Parkway Suite 803
Warrenville, IL
Company
The Health Doctors/ A Natural Path to Health, inc
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Aging Well, Weight Loss, Hypothyroid, General Health Concerns, Gastrointestinal Concerns, Food Allergies, Diabetes, Colds and Flu, Anxiety, Allergies

Therapies : Natural Health, Integrative Medicine, Hydrotherapy, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Family Medicine, Environmental Medicine, Detoxification, Nutrition Education, Pediatrics
Insurance
None
Professional Affiliations
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians

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Pamela Taylor
(309) 797-3271
1630 - 5th Ave.
Moline, IL
Company
Pamela Taylor, ND
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
Specialties & Therapies
Therapies : Homeopathy, Carroll Testing, Bowen Technique, Botanical Medicine, Aromatherapy, Acupressure, Hydrotherapy, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Natural Health
Insurance
None
Professional Affiliations
Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians, American Botanical Council, National Center for Homeopathy

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Rockford Area Pregnancy Care Centers
(815) 398-5444
4921 E State St
Rockford, IL
Industry
Doula

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Susan Wojcik
(312) 515-7102
945 W. George Street
Chicago, IL
Company
Lakeshore Wellness Center: Naturopathic Wellness and Acupuncture
Industry
Acupuncturist, Homeopath, Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Gastrointestinal Concerns, Hypothyroid, Pain

Therapies : Acupuncture, Botanical Medicine, Cupping, Fasting, Gua Sha, Mega-Vitamin Therapy, Natural Hormone Replacement, Nutritional Counseling
Insurance
None
Professional Affiliations
Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Homeopathe International, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

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Elizabeth Lemes, ND, CNC, CNHP
(630) 253-8111
2200 S. Main St., Suite 105
Lombard, IL
Specialty
Animal Health, BioSET, Color Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Distance Healing, Ear Coning, EFT / TFT, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Healing Touch, Lymphatic Therapy, Medical Intuitive, Meditation, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Raindrop Therapy, Reams Testing, Reiki, Remote Healing, Sclerology, Spiritual Counseling, TAT, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
NeuroMuscular Pain and Nutrition Center

Dr. Sherin Lee, ND, CNC, CNHP
(815) 744-0004
Larkin Medical Building,1106 N. Larkin Ave.
Joliet, IL
Specialty
Colon Therapy, Herbology, Iridology, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Sclerology, Spiritual Counseling, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Associated Hospitals
Dr. Lee''s Naturopathy

Janet Yearton, DN, CNC
(815) 943-5963
Healthy Choices and Natural Therapies
Woodstock, IL
Specialty
Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Chelation Therapy, Color Therapy, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Herbology, Homeopathy, Kinesiology, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Reams Testing, Reflexology, Reiki, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Herb Garden Wellness Center

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Massage to Soothe Your Cranky Baby

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Empirical research suggests our appreciation of massage starts early—as tastes go, it’s one that needs little acquiring. That’s certainly the message behind the growing trend of infant massage, where mothers and fathers (and sometimes caretakers) bond with their wee ones through loving touch and improve their overall health. Parents, nurses, and doctors say that massage helps babies grow better, improves digestion, and eases colic. Studies conducted at the Touch Research Institutes at the University of Miami School of Medicine show that infant massage facilitates weight gain in preterm infants, decreases babies’ level of stress hormones, and balances out their sleep/wake cycle. “Nurturing touch is important for children’s physical, social, behavioral, mental, and cognitive development,” says Linda Garofallou, an infant and pediatric massage therapist at Children’s Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. She gives infant massage to patients and also trains others in the technique.

To do an infant massage, choose a time when your baby is well fed and rested. Put a towel in a quiet room for the baby to lie on, choose a natural oil such as coconut, almond, or avocado, and play relaxing music. Assess the baby’s receptivity by observing her response to your touch. If she is stiff or tense, then use your intuition: either hold her closely in your arms until she relaxes—or wait for another time. A gazing, quiet, yet alert state means she is ready to begin.

A common stroke, called Indian Milking, entails holding one foot with your hand and then “milking” the leg from the ankle to thigh. Follow this by holding the thigh with both hands and gently twisting and squeezing your hands as you move from thigh to foot. (For more strokes, see Vimala Schneider’s classic book, Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents [Bantam, 1989] or visit the International Association of Infant Massage, www.iaim.ws/home.html , to find a certified infant massage instructor near you.)

Babes aren’t the only ones who benefit from infant massage. Experts like Andrea Kelly, ceo of the International Association of Infant Massage in Ventura, California say that giving a massage releases nurturing hormones for both the mother (oxytocin) and the father (prolactin).

In addition to bonding, infant massage helps kids born with addictions or serious health problems, says Joanne Starr, MD, director of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Children’s Hospital. She’s seen the positive effects of Garofallou’s infant massage on the tiny heart patients she’s operated on. “I think it’s a very important part of their healing,” says Starr, who adds that many of these infants can’t be held because they are hooked up to ventilators. “It’s such a helpless feeling for the parents, but massage empowers them to do something.”

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