About IAIM Singapore
Who are the IAIM?
The International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) founded by Vimala Schneider McClure in 1976, is a non-profit educational organization, with Certified Instructors in over seventy-four countries.
The Vision of the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) is that one day every infant and child will enjoy the lifelong benefits that come from having healthy secure relationships in early life.
Helping parents to listen to their baby and respond with love, care and respect provide tools for creating these kinds of relationship.
New Committee Members
2021 to 2023
Let us continue to support each other in this lovely profession with lots of love and respect.
President: Peggy Kang Paik Gaik
Secretary: Ong Hui Tze
Treasurer: Amy Zhang
Membership: Claryn Neo
Singapore Chapter Representative: Ong Hui Tze
Social media: Amy Zhang, Claryn Neo
Meet The Team
Ms Kang was trained in the College of Nursing & Midwifery at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland, as a state registered nurse and state registered midwife. She has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 1997 and International Certified Infant Massage Instructor since 2007.
Besides conducting Parentcraft & Breastfeeding Education programmes at the hospital for nurses and patients, Ms Kang also holds public breastfeeding talks for parents-to-be and trains nurses and medical professionals for the Association for Breastfeeding Advocacy (Singapore) (ABAS). She is the official Breastfeeding Resource person for Mount Alvernia Hospital and ABAS.
Ong Hui Tze
Hui Tze is a mother of 2 children, a dog and a tortoise. Besides being a certified infant massage instructor, Hui Tze is also a certified postpartum doula, supporting new parents in the early weeks after birth. Witnessing parents becoming more confident in taking care of their babies gives her tremendous joy and satisfaction.
She firmly believes that infant massage not only allows parents to understand and bond with their babies better, it also produces many more loving, respectful and harmonious families! Hui Tze has taught more than 100 families the power of nurturing touch, and she hopes to continue spreading the love and educating more parents on the wonderful benefits of infant massage.
Amy has a tight knitted relationship with her parents. Looking back, the nurturing touch from her parents brought her up with was a gift of love that lasts a lifetime.
When she got certified as an International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) instructor in 2006 and after having her own baby, she incorporated baby massage as a joyful art into her daughter’s morning routine, like her mum did with her in the past, used her hands to soothe, calm and communicates her love to her baby. She had bonds formed through nurturing touch impact her family deeply.
Ms Amy is the director and founder of Ways Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd since 2015. She has been working in the maternity and infant care industry for over 10 years. Her passion is to empower families to cultivate a fulfilling, joyful parenting journey and impact lives through quality education and professional training.
Claryn is a mother of 2 lovely boys (pre-schoolers), Founder of The Oiling Place and a Health Coach. She supports mums who are looking for ways to support health naturally for their children and themselves. She is also passionate about helping mums to explore natural ways to health & wellness so that they have the knowledge and confidence to make empowered decision
As she navigates natural healing for her children and herself, she chanced upon baby massage when she was pregnant with her 2nd child.
She practised the strokes with her first born and found that it is a great bonding activity. She also massaged her 2nd child as a routine and noticed that her son is calmer and also closer to her. She believes that baby massage is one of the natural ways for both parents and baby’s overall health & wellness, as she witness how other mums benefitted from putting it into action.