Infant Massage Therapist Clark NJ

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.

Phieu Lam, ND
(718) 246-1806
401 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY
Company
Natura Medici, Inc.
Industry
Herbalist, Holistic Health Counselor, Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

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Nicole Egenberger
(646) 485-5229
214 Sullivan St, Suite 3B
New York, NY
Company
Remede Naturopathics
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

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Pearlyn Goodman-Herrick
(718) 768-5445
601 6th St
Brooklyn, NY
Company
Pearlyn Goodman-Herrick
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

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Chun-Ming Lin
(866) 800-2873
4 Bowery, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
Company
Chun-Ming Lin
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

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Chris SaltPaw
(718) 789-3264
582 Halsey St
Brooklyn, NY
Company
PEACE Health Center
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

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Marizelle Arce
(917) 282-5622
10 Downing St
West village, NY
Company
Naturopathic Sun LLC
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Nutritionist, Personal Trainer
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Adolescent Health

Therapies : Botanical Medicine, Counseling, Enzyme Therapy, Flower Essence Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Iridology, Nutritional Counseling, Sports Performance Consulting, Stretching, Whole Foods Cooking, Exercise, Natural Health, Medicinal Foods, Prenatal Care

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Ed Murach
(917) 733-5939
567 9th St, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY
Company
New York Natural Medicine
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

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Serena Ma
(917) 805-7940
73 Spring St, Ste 201
New York, NY
Company
Serenity Natural Health
Industry
Acupuncturist, Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Cancer, Heart Disease, Infertility

Therapies : Acupuncture, Cupping, Herbal Medicine, Moxibustion, Nutritional Counseling, Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis, Detoxification, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Professional Affiliations
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians

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John Shelby
(212) 696-8639
19 W 34th St
New York, NY
Company
John Shelby
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Hypnotherapist, Massage Practitioner, Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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Sarah Cimperman
(646) 234-2918
19 W 34th St, Penthouse
New York, NY
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Sarah Cimperman, ND
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

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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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