Meet our Infant Massage Trainers

Our experienced trainers will guide you through our 4 day educator training workshop so you can competently assist parents to form nurturing bonds with their babies.

Our Trainers

Our trainers are locally based and have a wide range of professional education and experience. They are also involved in the promotion of infant massage in the community through their executive level involvement in Infant Massage Australia.

Clare Thorp

Clare has a nursing background with experience encompassing midwifery, psychiatry nursing and Maternal and Child Health (MCH). Clare works as a MCH nurse in Victoria as well as running a private practice specialising in complementary therapy and the child-bearing family.

Amanda Buckmaster

Amanda is a remedial massage practitioner specialising in holistically based treatments for women and children. Amanda is a mother of two adult children and also is qualified in Australian Bush Flower Essences and aromatherapy. Amanda also holds certificates in adult education and stress management.

Our Co-Trainers

Rachel Maunder

Rachel has a nursing background with experience in recovery room and operating theatres. She is a remedial massage practitioner who has specialised her massage and courses for pregnancy and babies as her own family of three children has grown.

Kellie Thomas

Kellie has worked in the disability and rehabilitation field for 20 years as a therapist and trainer. A qualified remedial practitioner for 10 years, Kellie has focused on specializing treatments for people with congenital and acquired conditions. Having also had a pre-term infant, Kellie has experienced the benefits of infant massage first hand and as part of the IMA team, is qualified to facilitate training for new parents as well as professionals in the community.

Sydel Weinstein

Sydel is a Mental Health Educator/Yoga teacher/Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Trainer. Sydel is a co-founder of the Family Nurturing Centre in Perth and the Home of Yoga, both of which have been going for 20 years. The FNC is an Attachment Parenting Education centre, running Parent and Baby yoga and support classes.

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