Vimala McClure

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Vimala McClure is credited with bringing the ancient art of Infant Massage to the West. She is the founder of the nonprofit International Association of Infant Massage, with chapters in over thirty countries and thousands of instructors worldwide. Her ground-breaking book, Infant Massage, a Handbook for Loving Parents (Bantam) was first published in 1978 and has sold over a quarter of a million copies. It is about to be released in a third edition, with several new chapters and all new photographs. In the meantime, Vimala has spent time working at Mother Theresa's baby hospital in Calcutta.

She has written several other books, including " The Tao of Motherhood," an inspirational book for new parents, and her newest book, " The Path of Parenting: Twelve Principles to Guide Your Journey" (New World Library). Vimala has been a tireless advocate of parent-infant bonding and educator as to its importance in family life and its impact on individuals later in life. Her new book has been called the "Millennium Dr. Spock," for it covers parenting issues from conception to adulthood. Her essay, "Parenting in the New Millennium," is included in the recently released anthology, " The Fabric of the Future: Women Visionaries Illuminate the Path to Tomorrow."

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