Infant Massage Therapist Kailua HI

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.

Pritam Tapryal, M.D.
(808) 537-3311
Kailua, HI
Specialty
Acupressure, Bioidentical Hormones, Chelation Therapy, Electro-dermal screening, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Holistic Medical Center of Hawaii

Pritam Tapryal, M.D.
(808) 537-3311
Kailua, HI
Specialty
Acupressure, Bioidentical Hormones, Chelation Therapy, Electro-dermal screening, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Holistic Medical Center of Hawaii

Maui Holistic Pain Care
(808) 250-1128
335 Kuikahi Drive
Wailuku, HI
Services
Wellness Training, Sports Medicine, Rolfing, Research, Rehabilitation Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physical Exercise, Pain Management, Neurology, Naturopathy, Hyperbaric Oxygen, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Functional Medicine, Fitness/Exercise, Energy Medicine, Brain Longevity, Acupuncture
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Chiropractic Clinic of Kihei
(808) 879-7246
1847 S Kihei Rd Ste 104
Kihei, HI
 
Lomilomi 'oluea Therapy
(808) 242-9664
81 Central Ave
Wailuku, HI
 
Pritam Tapryal, M.D.
(808) 537-3311
50 South Beretania Street, C119a,Kukui Plaza
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Acupressure, Bioidentical Hormones, Chelation Therapy, Electro-dermal screening, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Holistic Medical Center of Hawaii

Michael Traub
(808) 329-2114
73-5618 Maiau St. Ste A204
Kailua Kona, HI
Company
Ho'o Lokahi
Industry
Homeopath, Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
Specialties & Therapies
Therapies : Botanical Medicine, Chelation Therapy, Counseling, Homeopathy, Hydrotherapy, IV Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Physical Manipulation, Prolotherapy, Unconditional Regard, Herbal Medicine, Detoxification, Family Medicine, Natural Health, Primary Care
Professional Affiliations
National College of Natural Medicine, Council for Homeopathic Certification, California Naturopathic Doctors Association, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

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Pritam Tapryal, M.D.
(808) 537-3311
50 South Beretania Street, C119a,Kukui Plaza
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Acupressure, Bioidentical Hormones, Chelation Therapy, Electro-dermal screening, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Holistic Medical Center of Hawaii

Maui Therapeutic Massage
(808) 249-0855
2045 Main St
Wailuku, HI
 
Makai Massage & Bodywork
(808) 669-2000
Lahaina, HI
 
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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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