Vimala McClure

For more than 20 years, Vimala McClure has worked with parents and babies using the ancient practice of infant massage to help create warm, intuitive bonds of love in families. Since she began her work in 1976, researchers, educators, and physicians have begun to discover the benefits of infant massage in both critical care and well-baby environments.

Vimala McClure is the founder of the International Association of Infant Massage, and author of Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents (Bantam). The first edition of this book was published in 1978, and the 3rd Edition will be published in late 2000.

Her book Teaching Infant Massage, A Handbook for Instructors, is available to Certified Infant Massage Instructors through the International Association of Infant Massage. These books combine her observations and experiences from working in India over the last 20 years, Swedish and other systems of massage, techniques she developed from her training as a yoga instructor and in using massage with her own babies, and her vast experience in working with parents, babies, and medical personnel. The Instructor Handbook, newly expanded and updated, includes a 28 page bibliography of studies, illustrations, suggestions from Certified Infant Massage Instructor Trainers around the world, and anything an instructor needs to teach Vimala’s program. Certification involves a 4 day training followed by an examination and certification.

Other books by Vimala McClure include:

The Tao of Motherhood (New World Library) 2nd edition available now. A Woman’s Guide to Tantra Yoga (New World Library) previously titled: Some Still Want the Moon: newly expanded edition available now.

And the anthology: The Fabric of the Future: Women Visionaries Illuminate the Path to Tomorrow (Conari Press) includes her essay – Parenting in the New Millennium.

Her newest book – The Path of Parenting: Twelve Principles to Guide Your Journey (New World Library) was released in June, 1999.

More recently Vimala McClure’s book The Tao of Motherhood is going to be released for its 20th year edition on Mother’s Day, 2011. It will have a new cover, illustrations, etc. It will be available through, Barnes and Noble, all the major booksellers and many “minor”outlets — spiritual and smaller booksellers.  Be sure to get one! Vimala has also started a blog which she hopes you will visit and participate in, the address is below. She also wants to invite educators to “friend” her on her Facebook page. In addition, Vimala has started a blog on Spiritual Parenting, which addresses Infant Massage more directly.

Here are some articles by or about Vimala on this website:

The founding of Infant Massage Movement.

The Influence of One Passionate Woman.

Why the Baby says “Goo-Goo”.