Infant Massage Therapist Vienna VA

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.

Laurie Crain
(703) 243-1300
200 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA
Company
Arlington Hospital
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Osteopath (DO)

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Dr.Karen Threlkel
(202) 244-6661
4801 Wisconsin Ave NW # 201
Washington, DC
Gender
F
Speciality
Naturopath
General Information
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Karen Threlkel
(202) 244-6661
4801 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC
Company
Karen Threlkel, ND
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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Charlene Kannankeril
2022377000ext12
5225 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington DC, DC
Company
Charlene Kannankeril
Industry
Herbalist, Homeopath, Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

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Veronica Hayduk
(301) 395-9118
620 Hungerford Dr. Suite 15
Rockville, MD
Company
Second Nature Health, LLC
Industry
Homeopath, Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Eczema, Hormone Imbalances, Fatigue

Therapies : Acupressure, Botanical Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Homeopathy, Life Coaching, Mega-Vitamin Therapy, , Natural Hormone Replacement, Whole Foods Cooking, Family Medicine, Natural Health
Professional Affiliations
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

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Lynne David
(202) 833-5055
4409 4th Road
Arlington, VA
Company
White Mountain Clinic
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

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Dr.Victoria Goldsten
(202) 686-8202
5101 Wisconsin Ave NW # 100
Washington, DC
Gender
F
Speciality
Naturopath
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Charlene Kannankeril
(202) 237-7000
5225 Wisconsin Avenue NW #401
Washington, DC
Gender
F
Speciality
Naturopath
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Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Christopher Johnson
(703) 836-3678
1423 Powhatan St, Suite 7
Alexandria, VA
Company
Thrive Naturopathic
Industry
Homeopath, Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Menopause, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Chronic Fatigue, Back Pain, Autoimmune Disease, Arthritis, Anxiety, Allergies, ADD/ADHD

Therapies : Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Mental Health, Natural Hormone Replacement, Nutritional Counseling
Insurance
Health Savings Accounts
Professional Affiliations
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

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Dr.Christopher Johnson
(703) 836-3678
1423 Powhatan Street #8
Alexandria, VA
Gender
M
Speciality
Naturopath
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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