Rub and Luv Bub Infant Massage

Brunker Road , I will also come to a location requested by youNewcastle NSW 2289

A small, welcoming and non-judgemental group,

that is as unique as you and your baby

If you are a parent – from any walk of life – the First Touch Program will support you to experience the many benefits and joys of using gentle touch, infant massage, and many other forms of communication with your baby. The benefits of the First Touch program have been fully researched and range from improved sleep, less crying, improved confidence and independence, and a smoother transition through each developmental phase. You can read more about the benefits of the IAIM First Touch program, and the research behind it here.

The First Touch Program is as unique as you and your baby (medical researchers consider it the “Gold Standard” and highest quality program of its kind in the world). Martine is a fully Certified Instructor with IAIM Australia, delivering the First Touch Program to families in the Newcastle community.

The First Touch Program consists of five session – each lasting 1 – 1 ½ hours each. In each relaxed session you’ll have the chance to learn many different ways of using infant massage and other forms of touch, and we will help you gain confidence in using your voice, movement and other forms of communication with your baby. Because our group sizes are strictly limited to a small number, Martine will take the time to get to know you and your baby as individuals and will give you the in-depth, one-on-one attention and time from that you both deserve.

Martine welcomes all parents and babies (aged from birth to 12 months) in her class and is trained to adapt the First Touch Program to suit the individual needs of you and your baby. This includes if your baby:

  • is either healthy and thriving, or they had a rough start
  • doesn’t like to be touched or cuddled;
  • is squirmy or wriggly
  • has some additional needs (for whatever reason)
  • was born prematurely


Twins (triplets and more!) are welcome, as are all parents (birth parents, adoptive parents, foster parents, grandparents). The First Touch Program is a wonderful way to meet others and, because groups are small, it’s an ideal way to get out of the house if you are feeling a bit low, isolated or overwhelmed. In addition, Martine’s groups are set up so that you (or other parents) won’t miss out if your baby needs to cry, eat or sleep during the sessions.

In other words – everyone is welcome!


  • Classes/Education
  • Indoor/Rainy Day
  • Playgroups/Parents' Groups
  • Special Needs
Age Appropriateness
Cost Per Child
  • Free
  • $10
  • $20
  • $30
  • $50
  • $100
  • $100+

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