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"The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.
When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers "

Thich Nhat Hanh



Parental (or caregiver) interaction and involvement with your baby in the first year is crucial in helping your baby's health, wellbeing and development. For babies, massage is a wonderful way to assist BONDING and ATTACHMENT.

So what are the benefits of massaging my baby and
participating in Australia's ONLY accredited infant massage program (the I.A.I.M.)?.


The First Touch Program
(newborn to 12 months infant massage)

Why is the IAIM First Touch Program course so successful?
Secure attachment depends on parents being able to support their baby's exploration as well as being able to provide comfort and security.

The IAIM (International Association Infant Massage) program is the ONLY infant massage program in the world that has been extensively researched and evaluated and is now the only nationally recognised infant massage program in Australia.

Click here for more information and to register.

Click here for more information and to register.

Parent & Child (4 to 12 yrs) Massage

This course can be either a parent-child or child-child, and is aimed at children aged between 4 years to 12 years. It is an adaption from the internationally successful Massage In Schools Program (M.I.S.P). As a parent, you will learn how to massage your child's back, hands, shoulders, arms and head, using a series of 15 strokes. Please note: this is a clothed, seated massage course, adhering to the M.I.S.P policy.

Kids Massage in Schools

The international Massage in Schools Program is a child to child clothed, seated, positive touch program for children aged 4 to 12 years, in a school, kindergarten or vacation care/child care centre.

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Benefits of massaging your child...
Massage is much more than relaxation for your baby!
Other researched benefits of infant massage include:


Dads are welcome!


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Infant Toddler Childrens Massage, Baby Massage eBook, author and certified infant massage instructor Natalie Garmson.
Learn how to calm and relax your child with massage! Enjoy your visit.