Infant Massage Therapist Columbus GA

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.

David Lee, D.C., Ph.D., C.Ad.
(770) 973-7533
4463 Towne Lake Pkwy., Suite 300
Woodstock, GA
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, BEST, Biofeedback, Bioidentical Hormones, BioMeridian Testing, Chiropractors, Color Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Distance Healing, EFT / TFT, Electro-dermal screening, Energy Healing, EPFX (QXCI) / SCIO, Flower Essences, Guided Imagery, Healing Touch, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, Laser Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, Magnetic Therapy, Massage Therapy, MicroCurrent Therapy, Myofascial Release, NAET, Naturopathy, Neuro-
Associated Hospitals
Wellness Revolution Clinics

Vaishali B Kute Md Llc
(770) 667-6967
11379 Southbridge Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA
Industry
Doula, Osteopath (DO)

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Mother Nature's Belly Pregnancy & Lactation Center, Inc
(404) 789-9630
Lawrenceville, GA
Payment
Payment Assistance: Yes, Please Call, Teen, single, and low-income moms
Average Fee: FREE (Donations Accepted)
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: CD (Certified Doula), CPD (Certfied Postpartum Doula), CBE (Certified Breastfeeding Educator), CCE (Certified Childbirth Educator), PES (Placenta Encapsulation Specialist), LPN(Licensed Practical Nurse), DEM (Direct Entry Midwife)
Memberships: Georgia Birth Network, International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC), Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)
Services Offered
Childbirth Classes, Home Birth, Lactation Consulting, Massage, Midwifery Services, Parenting Classes, Placenta Encapsulation, Postpartum Care, Pre-Conception Care, Prenatal Care

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Lactation Consultants of Atlanta Inc
(770) 644-0555
2024 Powers Ferry Rd SE
Atlanta, GA
Industry
Doula

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Jennifer R Pinholster, LPN CLD CCCE LMT LE
(478) 960-6365
2999 Audubon Drive
Macon, GA
Practice Groups
The Birth Haven
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: CLD (Certified Labor Doula), CCCE (CAPPA-Certified Childbirth Educator), LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist), LPN(Licensed Practical Nurse), CLE(Certified Lactation Educator), CFMS(Certified Fertility Massage Specialist)
Memberships: Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)
Services Offered
Childbirth Classes, Family Planning, Lactation Consulting, Massage, Parenting Classes, Prenatal Care

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Caring House Pregnancy Center
(770) 229-4410
127 N 13th St
Griffin, GA
Industry
Doula

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Hart Life Inc
(706) 376-1700
121 Vickery St
Hartwell, GA
Industry
Doula

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Tender Touch II Doula
(912) 354-1937
359 Commercial Dr
Savannah, GA
Industry
Doula

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Life Choices of Polk County
(770) 684-4207
527 Jones Ave
Rockmart, GA
Industry
Doula

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Planned Parenthood
(912) 351-0116
44 Lee Blvd
Savannah, GA
Industry
Doula

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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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