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The only worldwide organisation dedicated solely to raising awareness of infant massage.

AddressSouth Woodford
E18 1LS
Phone020 8989 9597

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Our purpose is to promote nurturing touch and communication through training, education and research so that parents, caregivers and children are loved, valued and respected throughout the world community.

About the IAIM

The International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) is a global organisation and the world-class standard for the training and teaching of baby massage.

The IAIM was founded by Vimala McClure in 1986. Following her experience of working in an orphanage in northern India in 1973, Vimala brought the traditional practice of infant massage to the West. She has since written many books including Infant Massage - a Handbook for Loving Parents.

The IAIM became an internationally established organisation in 1992 with the help of Audrey Downes, a registered nurse and IAIM Instructor, and other dedicated IAIM Instructors, who helped Vimala to begin the Association. The United States held the International Office until 1992, when it was moved to Sweden and the first IAIM Bylaws were introduced.

The Association has representatives in over 50 countries worldwide, which includes around 30 active Chapters consisting of tens of thousands of trained infant massage Instructors who are passionate about ensuring every baby receives nurturing touch as a fundamental birth right.

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