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Infant Massage References

Massage, Children & Parenting

Selected References

•         American Girl.  Real Spirit.  Pleasant Co Pub.: Middleton, WI.  2005.

•         Anderson, Bob.  Stretching.  Shelter Pub.: Bolinas, Ca.  1980.

•         Brown, Bonnie. Stress Busters for Kids.  Self Published. 2004.

•         Carlson, Frances.  Essential Touch.  National Association for the Education of Young Children:  Washington, DC.  2006.

·         Davis, Laura and Janis Keyser, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, Broadway Books: New York. 1997

•         Davis, M., Eshelman, E.R., McKay, M.  The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook.  3rd ed. New Harbinger:  Oakland, Ca.  1990.

·         England, Allison, Aromatherapy for Mother and Baby, Healing Arts Press: Rochester, NY. 1994.

•         Field, Tiffany.  Touch.  MIT Press:  Cambridge, MA.  2001.

·         Fraiberg, Selma. The Magic Years, Charles Scribner’s Sons: New York, 1959

·         Kabat-Zinn, Jon & Myla, Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, Hyperion: New York. 1997

·         Kemper, Dr. Kathi, The Holistic Pediatrician, Harper Perennial: New York, 1994

·         Lidell, Lucinda, The Book of Massage, Simon & Schuster: New York. 1984

·         Maxwell-Hudson, Clare, The Complete Book of Massage, Random House: New York. 1988

·         McClure, Vimala Scheider, Infant Massage, Bantam Books: New York, 1982

·         Montagu, Ashley, Touching ,New York: Harper and Rowe, 1986

·         Samuels, Mike & Nancy, The Well Baby Book, Simon & Schuster: New York, 1992

•         Promislow, Sharon.  Making the Brain Body Connection.  2nd Ed. Enhanced Learning and Integration:  Vancouver, B.C.  2005.

·         Sears, William & Martha, The Baby Book, Little Brown. & Co: NY. 1993

·         Simon, Sidney, Caring. Feeling. Touching, Argus: Niles, Illinois. 1976

·         Zand, Janet, Rachel Walton & Bob Roundtree. Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child, Avery Publishing: Garden City Park, NY. 1994


Gentle Touch® Infant Massage written by the creator of the Gentle Touch® Parent-Child Program, Emma Miller, D.Div., Child/Family Development Specialist. Hosted by retired pediatrician, Dr. Olson Huff.  Produced By: Gentle Touch Parent-Child Program, LLC.  47 minutes.  Available through Amazon.



•         Good Night, Bedtime stories/meditations by Jim Weiss, Greathall Productions

•         Hushabyes, Instrumental lullabies

•         Mozart for Massage, One of many classic collections geared to children and/or relaxation, Philips Records

•         Robbie the Rabbit.  A http://www.Hemi-Sync.com product.

•         Rock A Bye Collection, Lullabies; lyrics on one side and instrumental on the other.


•         International Association Infant Massage (IAIMI), 1720 Willow Creek Circle, Suite 516, Eugene, Oregon. 800-248-5432

•         Mothering, The Magazine of Natural Family Living, Published quarterly by Peggy O’Mara, P.O. Box 1690, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 800-984-8116

•         Peaceful Touch.  Provides training and information for safe touch protocols for children.  See http://www.peacefultouch.net

•         Touch points Newsletter. Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, P.O. Box 01620


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August 5, 2013 · 4:13 pm

Infant Massage Workshop: Infant and Maternal care

Massaging babies is an integral part of infant care in many cultures.  Recent studies have repeatedly demonstrated the benefits of massage for helping babies grow, gain weight, calm themselves, sleep better, and bond with their parents.  Some studies have also demonstrated how massage benefits the mother (and father) as well as the baby receiving the nurturing touch and techniques.

I am trained and certified through the International Association of Infant Massage Instructors to teach parents and care takers to massage their babies based on established practices and techniques.  I am also a researcher, and expert in the evidence that supports massage as a wellness practice.

My next infant massage workshop at Circle Yoga in Washington, D.C. is scheduled for Friday, May 2 from 1 to 3pm.  To sign up, contact Circle Yoga at 202 686-1104.   For a preview, and a very special testimonial, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sahC2JQyGA&feature=plcp

For additional information on infant massage, or to inquire about private lessons, leave a message at Luann’s office at 202 244-2420.

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