Infant Massage Therapist Sequim WA

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.

Jefferson County Health Family Planning Services
(360) 385-9400
615 Sheridan St
Port Townsend, WA
Industry
Doula

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Eileen Stretch
(206) 726-0034
1600 E. Jefferson St.
Seattle, WA
Company
Institute of Complementary Medicine
Industry
Naturopath, Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Women's Health, Gastrointestinal Concerns, Hormone Imbalances, Heart Disease

Therapies : Nutritional Counseling, Natural Hormone Replacement, Homeopathy, Chelation Therapy, Botanical Medicine, Primary Care
Insurance
Aetna, Blue Cross / Blue Shield, Call to Inquire, Cigna, Complementary Health Plans, Group Health Cooperative, Lifewise, Premera, Regence, Uniform Medical Plan, United HealthCare
Professional Affiliations
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Bastyr University, Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians

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Kara Burkhart
(206) 784-0230
6300 Ninth Ave NE Suite 109
Seattle, WA
Company
Seattle Healing Arts Center
Industry
Acupuncturist, Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

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Jenefer Huntoon
(206) 632-8804
1329 N 45th St
Seattle, WA
Company
Active Enzyme Clinic
Industry
Colon Hydrotherapist, Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Autoimmune Disease, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Gastrointestinal Concerns, Heartburn

Therapies : Botanical Medicine, Bowen Technique, Colon Hydrotherapy, Enzyme Therapy, Functional Blood Chemisrty, Hair Analysis, Herbal Medicine, Lymphatic Facilitation, Nutritional Counseling, Physical Manipulation
Insurance
Call to Inquire, Health Savings Accounts
Professional Affiliations
Loomis Institute, Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians

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Chad Aschtgen
(206) 726-0034
1600 E Jefferson Street
Seattle, WA
Company
Institute of Complementary Medicine
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Cancer

Therapies : Botanical Medicine, Enzyme Therapy, Holistic Medicine, Homeopathy, Nutritional Counseling, Physical Medicine, Integrative Oncology
Professional Affiliations
Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Society for Integrative Oncology, Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians

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Dr.Rashmi Pace
Lynnwood Naturopathic, 19514 64th Ave W Suite B
Lynnwood, WA
Gender
F
Speciality
Naturopath
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Patricia L Hasings-Carroll
(306) 480-3694
220 E. Coleman Rd.
Grapeview, WA
Company
Northwest Wholistic Health
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

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Andrea Blackbird
(509) 422-3700
214 Pine St.PO Box 1039
Okanogan, WA
Company
Blackbird Clinic PLLC
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

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Laura A Shelton
(360) 734-1560
1707 F Street
Bellingham, WA
Company
Natural Health Clinic
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

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Selena Eon
(425) 780-7019
PO Box 422
Bothell, WA
Company
Selena Eon, ND
Industry
Naturopath, Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Nutritionist
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Autism, Back Pain, Food Allergies, Migraine, Pain

Therapies : Herbal Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Neuro Cranial Reconstruction, Whole Foods Cooking
Insurance
None

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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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