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Providers for Massage (Infant)

Infant massage classes teach parents how to interact with their baby through a very personal and individualized massage technique. Babies and parents benefit from the soothing massage. Group classes encourage networking between parents.

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Resources listed are provided for your information only; please interview and choose carefully to find the care that is right for you.

Pitaka Christie Close
2395 Delaware Ave.
Santa Cruz , Calif 95060
(916) 694-9440


I arrive with my COVID test results in hand and provide 24-7 newborn care from birth to six weeks of age. I am a trained vegetarian cook and offer bed rest care for mom if needed, help with establishing breastfeeding, bottle feeding if requested/needed, cleaning and organizing all baby care equipment, nursery care with lite housekeeping, and baby laundry. I do this during the day when baby is asleep. I charge for 16 hrs per 24 hr shift with a sliding scale.
Arrow Acupuncture
Samaya Cullerton, LAc
200 7th Ave.
Suite 135
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 588-9581
http://www.arrowacupuncture.com


My approach natural medicine is interdisciplinary, holistic and individualized care tailored to each patient’s needs. I utilize of acupuncture, herbs, diet and nutrition, lifestyle guidance, cupping, gua sha, traditional Asian body work, massage and shoni shin therapies. My experience includes working with families to achieve conception, during pregnancy, labor and delivery, continued care with children and families in the fourth trimester and beyond.
Endless Possibilities Acupuncture, Inc
Dr. Maureen Rozenn, L.Ac., DAOM, FABORM
845 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 426-1093
http://www.AcupunctureSantaCruz.net


Dr. Maureen Rozenn was the first female Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) to become a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). As a board certified fertility specialist, Dr. Rozenn specializes in working with patients from the preconception phase, throughout pregnancy, into the "4th trimester" or postpartum period. She is especially well versed in helping women through obstacles to pregnancy, fulfilling their dream of parenthood. Her office buzzes with doctoral students and other licensed acupuncturists who wish to learn from her. However, if patients are not comfortable with observation, they need not worry, their wishes come first and their visit will be a private one with the doctor. Dr. Rozenn combines ancient forms of diagnosis with modern diagnostic techniques such as: laboratory tests, ultrasounds, semen analysis, extensive hormonal panels, etc. She couples ancient Japanese and Classical Chinese acupuncture treatments and herbal formulas, with research-backed, high- quality nutritional supplements and dietary advice. Dr. Rozenn was one of the first acupuncturists in Santa Cruz County to receive her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) with a dual specialization in Women's Health and Pain Management and deeply enjoys helping women achieve their health goals.
Golden Mandala Birth
Emma Marie Whelan
5624 Freedom Boulevard
Aptos , CA 95003
(415) 6374764


I am an Innate Postpartum Care Provider and doula, offering families full-spectrum support & education prenatally to prepare for birth and postpartum. I am devoted to centering mother's thriving through their transformative, postpartum passage ~ especially the initial 40 days following the birth of their baby. I share hands-on healing modalities and emphasize pillars of nourishment that create ripples of health through the mothers, and therefore through the nervous system of the baby and family as a whole. I also offer: prenatal & postpartum meditation & gentle yoga, belly painting rituals & blessing way ceremonies, photography (prenatal, birth & postpartum), postpartum abyanga (warm oil) massages, postpartum cooking and more
Healthy Dragon Healing Arts
Dr. Sally Sherriff, CTOM, L.Ac, DAOM
320 River Street
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(831) 508-0101
http://DrSally.org


Dr. Sally provides Holistic Health Care For Babies and Children.

Get to the root cause of your child's dis-ease with gentle Traditional Asian Medicine based on Five Element diagnosis. Treatments can include therapeutic massage, Shonishin, moxa, cupping and Nutritional and Herbal recommendations.
These treatments help to strengthen your child's lung Qi and immune system so they recover quickly from any coughs and colds, balance their digestive Qi and nourish their heart blood and Yin for sleeping issues and emotional well-being. The wisdom of Ancient Asian Medicine offers a whole child approach for healing from pain, musculo-skeletal & neurological issues, skin rashes, ear aches, allergies, asthma, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, auto-immune problems, developmental concerns, ADHD and Autism and other issues.

Dr. Sally also offers monthly Lunar Full Moon Treatments, a Japanese tradition, to support the health of your child's body mind and spirit. For more information go to DrSally.org
Medi-Cal for children accepted. Dr. Sally speaks Spanish, French, Chinese and Japanese.
Holistic Women's Wellness
Shannon Innis CYI, CMP, AIMI
5905 Soquel Drive
Suite 200
Soquel , California 95073
(831) 4197552
http://www.holisticwomenswellness.com


Providing massage and yoga services for women and infants during the child-bearing year and beyond. Shannon lovingly supports women as they are born into mothers with prenatal/postpartum massage, private infant massage instruction, mobile prenatal, couples and postpartum yoga instruction. "My life's work is supporting women physically and emotionally."
Integrate With Cait
Cait Kelso
4 Harris Court
Ste A
Monterey , CA 93940
(831) 383-8436
http://www.integratewithcait.com


Cait Kelso is a California certified massage therapist in Monterey, CA offering Therapeutic Massage, Arvigo® Mayan Abdominal Massage Therapy, Holistic Pelvic Care™, and Craniosacral for families on the Monterey Peninsula. Her practice, Integrate With Cait, provides treatment modalities that focus on each client's unique needs, placing a heavy focus on individualizing the care of clients by acknowledging that we are all individuals who want to reach our highest potential. Caitlin has trained under the tutorship of globally respected masters in her field, expanding her knowledge base and gaining insights into best practice. Caitlin's skills will benefit pelvic floor dysfunctions, promote prenatal and postpartum wellness, chronic back and neck pain, as well as bringing balance into children aged infants to 18 for birth trauma, cranial dysfunctions, anxiety, ADHD, trauma release, and general health maintenance. Together, we will develop the best plan for you.
Lisa Piediscalzi, L.Ac., IBCLC
Lisa Piediscalzi
(831) 334-7250
http://www.newfamilysupport.com


Craniosacral therapy and breastfeeding support for newborns-toddlers. Acupuncture and craniosacral therapy for Moms during the childbearing years. Housecalls available in Santa Cruz County.
Luma Yoga
1010 Center Street
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(831) 325-2620
http://lumayoga.com
Luma is an award-winning yoga & wellness center. Our space also includes an eco-friendly family boutique and lounge where you can relax, drink tea, hop online, meet friends, or feed a baby. Specializing in classes & events from birth, to baby & beyond, Luma is here for you!
Peanuts and Parents Birth Photography and Doula Services
Cristy Solomon
Santa Cruz , CA
(510) 4219092
http://www.peanutsandparents.com


Cristy Solomon is a student midwife offering birth photography and experienced doula support and education to all families, encouraging them to empower themselves throughout the childbearing year. She is also a Breastfeeding Counselor and a Certified Educator of Infant Massage.
Earth Essence Acupuncture
Jeannine Ruskin LAc CMT
770 26th Avenue, Suite A
Santa Cruz , California 95062
(831) 200-4325
http://www.EarthEssenceAcupuncture.com


I have been called the Acupuncture Fairy by some in the birth community, swooping in to lighten and smooth out tensions and imbalances common during pregnancy, labor and post-partum recovery. I am a Licensed Acupuncturist as well as a Certified Massage Therapist, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, am certified in Five Elements as well as traditional Chinese Medicine, with a focus on balancing body-mind-spirit. I am trained in Western and Eastern herbology, and craft my own Flower Essences and herbal teas and tinctures. My treatments are both nurturing and effective at clearing discomfort in the body, preparing the system on all levels for a healthy organic birth, and providing postpartum balancing. As a Massage Therapist and energy healer for over 10 years, I know how to ease discomfort from the body. I integrate into my treatments Pre-Natal massage, Cranial Sacral, yummy Swedish/Eselan, Deep Tissue, Tui Na, Myofascial Release, and of course cupping or guasha. I also offer monthly Pediatric Lunar Treatments for newborns through age 7, offer outcalls for labor and postpartum support, and accept some insurance providers.
Healing Hands Doula
Christine Vermeersch
San Jose , CA 95118
(408) 9126299
http://www.healinghandsdoula.com


I am a birthdoula, a certified Aromatherapist and a Reiki practitioner. I am a CLC offering in home lactation services, same day when possible! Teaching in home Infant Massage.







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