Vimala McClure has been credited as one of the founders of the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM®).Vimala’s interest in infant massage began during her travels throughout India and while working orphanages. In India, McClure had the opportunity to experience massage first hand during a time of illness. This nurturing touch helped Vimala to feel cared for, comforted and encouraged her to become healthier faster.Vimala McClure also observed massage techniques used by Indian mothers along roadsides. When these mothers had very little in the way of material wealth, they appeared to have, and give, an abundance of nurturing love. This love was expressed through their caring touch with their child.