Infant Massage Therapist Waco TX

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.

Karen Hammel
(512) 809-1538
19431 FM 2268
Holland, TX
Company
Dr. Karen Hammel DC CTN
Industry
Chiropractor, Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Nutritionist
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Stress, Women's Health, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, General Health Concerns, Gastrointestinal Concerns, Aging Well, Adolescent Health, Muskuloskeletal Pain Conditions

Therapies : Energy Medicine, Nutritional Counseling, Natural Health, Nutrition Education, Supplements
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None

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Radhia Gleis
(512) 416-1810
1501 Koenig Lane
Austin, TX
Company
Advanced Health Institute
Industry
Holistic Health Counselor, Naturopath, Nutritionist
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Weight Loss, Women's Health

Therapies : Nutritional Counseling, Natural Hormone Replacement, Holistic Medicine, Counseling, Detoxification, Natural Health, Nutrition Education
Insurance
None
Professional Affiliations
International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists

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Dr. James E. Miles, FAM, CTN, ND
(512) 868-9867
1811 N. Austin Avenue, Suite 203
Georgetown, TX
Specialty
Acupressure, Ayurveda, Chelation Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, EFT / TFT, Energy Healing, Healing Touch, Herbology, Homeopathy, Iridology, Kinesiology, Life Coaching, Massage Therapy, Medical Intuitive, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Reflexology, Therapeutic Touch, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wellness Centers

Reena Singh
(512) 494-4777
4007 James Casey Dr.
Austin, TX
Company
Austin ND, Inc.
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

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Oasis Advanced Wellness
(832) 295-0560
16770 Imperial Valley Drive, Suite 210
Houston, TX
Services
Women's Health, Weight Management, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Rhonda Steinke
(512) 669-1678
108 W. 38th Street
Austin, TX
Company
Health Through Nature, LLC
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Women's Health

Therapies : Botanical Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Hydrotherapy, Nutritional Counseling, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Nutrition Education
Professional Affiliations
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, National Center for Homeopathy, Texas Association of Naturopathic Physicians

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Garlyn Mayo, CCT, NTS, LMT
(817) 738-4904
Offering Hyperthermic Oxygen Therapy,6340 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX
Specialty
Acupressure, Biofeedback, Chelation Therapy, Colon Therapy, Color Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Distance Healing, Ear Coning, Energy Healing, EPFX (QXCI) / SCIO, Flower Essences, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Integrative Medicine, Iridology, Lymphatic Therapy, Magnetic Therapy, Massage Therapy, MicroCurrent Therapy, Naturopathy, Neurofeedback, Nutrition, Polarity Therapy, Reflexology, Remote Healing, Shiatsu, Stone Massage, Therapeutic Touch, Water Therapy, Wellness Cente
Associated Hospitals
Natural Therapeutics

Texas Medical Center Alternative Care
(713) 790-1122
7505 Fannin Street, Suite 210
Houston, TX
Services
Weight Management, Stress Management, Sports Medicine, Physical Exercise, Pharmacology, Nutrition, Naturopathy, Immunology, Herbal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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INNOVATIONS Wellness Center
(972) 608-0100
6545 Preston Road, Suite 200
Plano, TX
Services
Yeast Syndrome, Women's Health, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Oncology, Nutrition, Naturopathy, Mind/Body Medicine, Metabolic Medicine, Men's Health, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, General Practice, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Diabetes, Chelation Therapy, Bio-identical HRT, Auriculotherapy, Arthritis, Aromatherapy, Allergy, Addiction
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Melanie Meyer
(281) 650-0405
21332 Provincial Blvd.
Katy, TX
Company
Well-Natured Naturopathic Care, LLC
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Nutritionist
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Women's Health

Therapies : Botanical Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Hydrotherapy, Nutritional Counseling, Detoxification, Family Medicine, Natural Health, Nutrition Education
Professional Affiliations
New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Texas Association of Naturopathic Physicians, University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine

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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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