Nurturing Touch is a 5 week education program for parents and caregivers to promote therapeutic touch and communication through training, education and research so that parents, caregivers and children are loved, valued and respected throughout the world community.
The massage movements were developed through knowledge of ancient traditions carried down through generations. The massage movements are based on findings of the founder Vimala McClure’s work in India’s orphanages in the 70’s and through the incorporation of Swedish and reflexology methods, yoga postures and pose adaptations.
The International Association of Infant Massage is the largest and most experienced infant massage organization in the world with a presence in more than 70 countries.
Supported by current scientific and medical evidence. We like to introduce babies to massage at their own pace. We watch their cues and introduce new strokes gradually, week-to-week.
Our work is much more than teaching massage strokes. It includes honoring connections between human beings from the very beginning of life and the unique communication a mother, father, or caregiver has with their baby.
In infant massage classes, instructors demonstrate massage strokes on a doll and share information on other forms of touch and communication, such as facial cues, body language, and vocalizations. While parents work with their babies, the instructor focuses on enhancing the relationship between parent and baby.