Well Baby Clinic at Grow

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Eastern healing for babies and children with Brandt Passalacqua

What Is Well Baby Clinic?

Brandt uses a combination of techniques based in chinese medicine to help your child find balance and resolve problems. A combination of massage, acupressure and Shonishin (Japanese acupuncture) methods are used. The best way to think about these treatments is as acupuncture without needles. Babies are assessed using a combination of symptom and physical assessment-like pulse and abdominal palpation. Treatments are gentle and often involve stroking and pressing methods that don’t hurt your child!


What can be treated:

Many conditions can be helped. These treatments are complementary and supportive. They can be an adjunct to whatever you might already be doing or can be used as a stand alone. Some common conditions that may be helped are:


  • Respiratory Problems like Asthma or Chronic cough

  • Skin issues like Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis

  • Digestive problems like Constipation, Diarrhea, Upset stomach, Gastrointestinal distress

  • Behavioral, Emotional, and Sleep issues like difficulty sleeping, night terrors, and colic/crankiness

  • Urinary issues

  • Ear and Nose issues like ear infections, chronic sinusitis

  • Developmental problems

  • Immune issues , Improving general vitality and more….

A typical treatment:

For babies and toddlers treatments are fairly short. The clinic is in one room with up to five children at a time. Brandt will do an intake – listen to your story and then assess your child. The child will then be treated using physical techniques. Usually babies and children will need to be undressed (diapers, shorts etc.. are fine.) A treatment may only take a few minutes. Brandt will then give you homework so that you can treat your child at home! This greatly enhances the effectiveness of the work and healing. The home treatments are simple and require no special skills or equipment.


For most conditions at least one follow-up visit will be needed. For more difficult patterns more treatments may be useful.


Brandt is really happy to make this amazing work available and affordable. If you have questions please drop into the clinic or email Brandt directly at brandt@breathingdeeply.com.


brandt2013About Brandt

Brandt has been enjoying yoga and the healing arts for 13 years. Brandt has studied many styles of bodywork and yoga and eastern healing. Some certifications include Structural Yoga Therapy – Integral Yoga – graduate of the Swedish Institute School of Massage Therapy – Ohashi shiatsu method – Thai Yoga healing arts among others. After struggling with obesity and autoimmune illness, Brandt found his way through yoga and the healing arts. His practice integrates yoga therapy, Chinese medicine, various bodywork techniques, and plain old common sense to help people realize their goals. He regularly works with adults and children for obesity, eating disorders, acute and chronic physical complaints, chronic diseases and mental conditions. Brandt has led retreats and workshops in yoga centers and massage schools around the country. He is the author of “Peaceful Weight Loss through Yoga” and the co-author of the 12 video series “At Home with Peaceful Weight Loss”. He runs regular teacher certifications in Peaceful Weight Loss and Yoga Therapy. He is also the co-director of Breathing Deeply yoga studio in Florence, MA.  Brandt lives happily with his family of 4 in Northampton, MA.