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Infant Massage: Supporting the Developing Baby Brain

Jun 26, 2006 12:00AM

To help you get started, here are some contacts and information on Infant Massage.

Local Infant Massage Therapists:

  • Patricia Gale, CIIM - Santa Rosa, 707-481-1801, [email protected]
  • Victoria Swarthout, RN, CMT, RYT - Sebastopol, 707-206-8710, [email protected]
  • Eileen Gayle, BS, CMT - Santa Rosa, 707-280-5901

For classes or certification:

  • California Parenting Institute (CPI) - Santa Rosa, 707-585-6108, calparents.org
  • A Foundation for Healthy Family Living - Sonoma, 707-996-3545, healthyfamily.org
  • Circle of Healing - Ukiah 707-462-7922, circlehealing.com
  • International Association of Infant Massage - 800-497-5996, iaim.net

Books on Infant Massage:

  • Infant Massage—Revised Edition: A Handbook for Loving Parents, by Vimala Schneider McClure
  • Baby Massage: Parent-Child Bonding Through Touch, by Amelia D. Auckett
  • Loving Hands: The Traditional Art of Baby Massage, by Frederick Leboyer

Videos/DVDs on Infant Massage:

  • Baby Massage Therapy: Newborns, Infants & Toddlers version 2.0
  • It's Baby Time! Infant massage, exercise and play By Jenny Wilmer
  • Infant Massage: Power of Touch By Tiffany Field