Infant Massage Therapist Wilsonville OR

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.

Jeff Clark
(503) 691-0901
8555 SW Tualatin Rd
Tualatin, OR
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True Health Medicine, PC
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Herbalist, Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Nutritionist
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Chronic Fatigue, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal Concerns, Men's Health, Weight Loss

Therapies : Botanical Medicine, Chelation Therapy, Enzyme Therapy, Hair Analysis, Herbal Medicine, Holistic Medicine, IV Therapy, Natural Hormone Replacement, Nutritional Counseling, Physical Medicine
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Alternative Health Insurance Services, Complementary Health Plans, Health Savings Accounts, Out of Network Coverage, Receipt provided for reimbursement
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American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, National College of Natural Medicine, Oregon Naturopathic Physician Association

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Dr.DIANN FREASE
322 Northwest 1st Avenue
Canby, OR
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F
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Naturopath
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Corey Resnick
(503) 702-2889
3500 Upper Dr.
Lake Oswego, OR
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INTEGRATIVE THERAPEUTICS, INC.
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Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

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Renee Schwartz
(503) 639-1712
11930 SW Greenburg RD
Tigard, OR
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Renee Schwartz, ND
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Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

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David Greenspan
(503) 684-1875
6655 SW Hampton Street
Tigard, OR
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GREENSPAN GOOD HEALTH CENTER, P.C.
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Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

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Bijana Devo
(503) 691-0901
8555 SW Tualatin Road
Tualatin, OR
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True Health Medicine, PC
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Acupuncturist, Healthy Lifestyle Coach, Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
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Specialties : Aging Well, Gastrointestinal Concerns, Pain, Stress, Women's Health

Therapies : Acupuncture, Botanical Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Homeopathy, Natural Hormone Replacement, Nutritional Counseling, Physical Medicine, Qi Gong, Reiki
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Alternative Health Insurance Services, Complementary Health Plans, Health Savings Accounts, Out of Network Coverage, Receipt provided for reimbursement
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American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, National College of Natural Medicine, Oregon Naturopathic Physician Association

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Dr.LAURIE MARZELL
(503) 655-9493
15962 Boones Ferry Rd # 102
Lake Oswego, OR
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F
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Naturopath
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David Milroy
(503) 982-8683
3674 Pacific Hwy NE
Hubbard, OR
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A & D CHIROPRACTIC
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Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

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Carrie Jones
(503) 670-4941
7357 SW Beveland St, Suite 200
Tigard, OR
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Carrie Jones, ND
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Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
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Specialties : Allergies, Gastrointestinal Concerns, Infertility, Menopause, Women's Health

Therapies : Botanical Medicine, Flower Essence Therapy, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Massage Therapy, Nutritional Counseling
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American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

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Dr.WENDY ABRAHAM
(503) 232-1100
10500 Southwest Greenburg Road
Portland, OR
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F
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Naturopath
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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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