"Being touched and caressed, 

being massaged, 

is food for the infant. 

Food as necessary

as minerals, vitamins, and proteins..."

From Dr. Frederick Leboyer, 

Loving hands: the traditional art of baby massage.

nurturing touch. Shantala baby massage.

Shantala massage

attentive - loving - mindful

About me

Kimi Uegaki, BScPT, PhD

It is a joy for me to teach Shantala baby massage to parents, grandparents and caregivers. I have experienced the benefits of Shantala massage with my own school-aged children. Our massage moments remain a special moment for us to be together and connect. 

Before setting up Nurturing Touch, I worked as a physical therapist, a researcher and a "Mom-in-Chief". I am a yoga enthusiast and I am fascinated by how the mind and body are interconnected.  I am also keenly interested in how loving touch positively affects the physical, cognitive and emotional development of children. 

I completed my Shantala baby massage teacher training at the Holos Academie in Utrecht and I am a member of the Dutch Shantala Teachers Assocation (Vakgroep Shantala Docenten). I have also taken courses on Rebalancing and body-oriented therapy for children. 

I was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and my ancestors come from Japan. In the 1990's, I lived in the United States. The Netherlands has been my home since 2000. Currently, I live Zoeterwoude with my husband, 2 school-aged children and pet guinea pig.

People who know me describe me as professional, open, enthusiastic, empathetic, caring and friendly.  I look forward to meeting you.

Nurturing Touch

Practice for Shantala Massage

06 14 84 16 63


Kalmoeslaan 18, 2381 JG  Zoeterwoude

KVK-nummer: 75066963

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