Infant Massage Class

Little Penyu Baby Swim Spa is the first and only baby spa in Malaysia that follows the IAIM guidelines and program in infant massage. IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage) is a recognised global organization with a world class standard for the training and teaching of baby massage. In IAIM, the safest and most effective way of learning massage is from someone who uses a doll to show you different techniques, rather than from someone who likes to demonstrate directly on your baby.

Eye contact is an important part of doing a massage,
and making a deep connection with your child.
This mom and baby enjoy their special time together
in an infant massage class in Spain.


At Little Penyu Baby Swim Spa, we respect your baby. We believe that parents should be given the opportunity to experience and enjoy this beautiful, intimate moment with their babies. For these reasons, we highly encourage parents to take up infant massage classes taught and guided by a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) of IAIM. Our classes in Little Penyu are informal, relaxed, and small enough to ensure you get the personal attention you need.

While it might seem tempting to hand over the responsibility of massage for your baby to someone who knows all the strokes, evidence shows that there are no specific benefits of having a therapist massage your baby. In fact, many studies show that when someone "takes over" from you in this way, it can leave many parents with less confidence in themselves, which can have serious long-term consequences. Many studies have also investigated the different ways health professionals teach baby-care skills. These studies consistently find that when a professional or educator "jumps in" to do the baby-care themselves*, it can have many negative effects on parents. This style of "showing" parents how to do things can often result in long-term challenges in parent-baby interactions, development and safety.

A skilled and safe baby massage educator will help keep YOU and YOUR baby TOGETHER by using a teaching doll to demonstrate different ways of adapting massage and touch to suit your own little person.