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What is Movemet Moments Infant Massge
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What is Bodywork?

Bodywork is known as an alternative medicine therapy that is accomplished through touch and body manipulation. Bodywork is an integration of many different modalities that take body analysis, physical touch and kinesiology (movement of the body) into account when treating a patient. The body worker uses this knowledge to make a treatment plan specific to each patients needs and functions.

Why does an Infant Need it?

Birth is a beautiful experience but is taxing to the body of the infant. From the way they held themselves in utero, to the birthing process, the muscles have been put through a lot of stress and strain. This strain can show up in many different ways in your baby's body. Ways to recognize if your baby is experiencing muscles tightness include:

  • A preference of placing head on one side or the other. More severe cases are known as Torticollis

  • Sleeping with arms overhead

  • Breast refusal

  • Preference of one breast over the other

  • Arching away from breast

  • Arching to one side over the other

  • Constant nursing

  • Does not Like Tummy Time

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Bodywork and the Nervous System

The nervous system is a complex network that fully integrates the body. It is what is responsible for relaxation, love, stress, anxiety and so much more. Every interaction between a person and the world around them has a direct impact on the nervous system whether you notice it or not. When a bodyworker is working on a persons muscles, they are directly working with the nervous system. For this reason, it is important to not just focus on the movement and muscles, but to take into account the whole person in front of them. A bodyworker should notice a persons movement, sounds, shifts, tensing muscles, expression and more. It is important to honor the whole body and the impact touch can have. Every touch, look, exchange etc. is important when receiving bodywork.

What is Myofascial Release?

Myofascial release is a type of bodywork known for the manipulation of the soft tissue (muscles) of the body. The body is connected by an intricate system of connective tissue called fascia. When there is a restriction, it can cause the muscles around that area, as well as to the others that are connected by fascia, to become tense. By manipulating the soft tissue it assists the fascia, and therefore muscle, to realign and return back or close to their optimal state.

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What is CranioSacrial Therapy?

The nervous system is a complex network that fully integrates the body. It is what is responsible for relaxation, love, stress, anxiety and so much more. Every interaction between a person and the world around them has a direct impact on the nervous system whether you notice it or not. When a bodyworker is working on a persons muscles, they are directly working with the nervous system. For this reason, it is important to not just focus on the movement and muscles, but to take into account the whole person in front of them. A bodyworker should notice a persons movement, sounds, shifts, tensing muscles, expression and more. It is important to honor the whole body and the impact touch can have. Every touch, look, exchange etc. is important when receiving bodywork.

What is Movement Moments Infant Massage?

Myofascial release is a type of bodywork known for the manipulation of the soft tissue (muscles) of the body. The body is connected by an intricate system of connective tissue called fascia. When there is a restriction, it can cause the muscles around that area, as well as to the others that are connected by fascia, to become tense. By manipulating the soft tissue it assists the fascia, and therefore muscle, to realign and return back or close to their optimal state.

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How do I find a good bodyworker
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How do I find a good Bodyworker?

Myofascial release is a type of bodywork known for the manipulation of the soft tissue (muscles) of the body. The body is connected by an intricate system of connective tissue called fascia. When there is a restriction, it can cause the muscles around that area, as well as to the others that are connected by fascia, to become tense. By manipulating the soft tissue it assists the fascia, and therefore muscle, to realign and return back or close to their optimal state.

Why is my Therapist or Teacher asking us to do
Tummy Time?

Myofascial release is a type of bodywork known for the manipulation of the soft tissue (muscles) of the body. The body is connected by an intricate system of connective tissue called fascia. When there is a restriction, it can cause the muscles around that area, as well as to the others that are connected by fascia, to become tense. By manipulating the soft tissue it assists the fascia, and therefore muscle, to realign and return back or close to their optimal state.

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Myofascial release is a type of bodywork known for the manipulation of the soft tissue (muscles) of the body. The body is connected by an intricate system of connective tissue called fascia. When there is a restriction, it can cause the muscles around that area, as well as to the others that are connected by fascia, to become tense. By manipulating the soft tissue it assists the fascia, and therefore muscle, to realign and return back or close to their optimal state.

What do you mean by 'Comprehensive Franectomy Team'?

Myofascial release is a type of bodywork known for the manipulation of the soft tissue (muscles) of the body. The body is connected by an intricate system of connective tissue called fascia. When there is a restriction, it can cause the muscles around that area, as well as to the others that are connected by fascia, to become tense. By manipulating the soft tissue it assists the fascia, and therefore muscle, to realign and return back or close to their optimal state.

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Why should we do bodywork before and after a franectomy?

Myofascial release is a type of bodywork known for the manipulation of the soft tissue (muscles) of the body. The body is connected by an intricate system of connective tissue called fascia. When there is a restriction, it can cause the muscles around that area, as well as to the others that are connected by fascia, to become tense. By manipulating the soft tissue it assists the fascia, and therefore muscle, to realign and return back or close to their optimal state.

Another focus of the Movement Moments technique is building a network of knowledgeable professionals and knowing when to refer to them. Every professional has a scope of practice they work within. These are things they are educated to assess and treat efficiently and effectively. When there is something a therapist/teacher feels is outside their scope of practice or that there is another professional better to address it, they will refer you to the person who they feel can help the most.

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Why are we being Referred somewhere else?
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Who are the therapists/teachers listed on your 'Find a Therapist/Teacher' page?

All Therapists and teachers listed on the find a therapist/teacher page have successfully completed Untying the Infant Body: Into to Pediatric Massage. They are not in any other way associated with Massage & Integrated Bodywork LLC, MIB  Education, or the Movement Moments Infant Massage Technique

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I had a bad experience with a therapist or teacher listed on your website, what can I do?

If you have had a positive/negative interaction with a therapist or teacher on this page, please email MIB.LMBT@gmail.com with more information. It's important that every person represented on this site provides the highest standard of care within their scope of practice. Any negative encounters will be thoroughly explored and can result in the removal of the person from the find a therapist page.

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There is no therapist/teacher listed for my area, what can I do?

Reach out to your local IBCLCs, doulas, therapists and birthing groups! Sometimes its hard to find the right classes. You can recommend they look into
Massage & Integrative Bodywork Education classes.

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