Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am the owner and founder of Koru Baby Massage. I have been a Registered Nurse and Midwife for 14 years and currently work in the Birth Centre at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children in Canberra. I initially studied baby massage to compliment my midwifery however I realised that the Healthy Touch program designed by the Australian branch of the International Association of Infant Massage, Baby in Mind, was much more comprehensive and needed to be taught as a whole course.
People often ask me where ‘Koru’ came from and I’m delighted to share the story. I was at a gig listening to one of my friends sing a song about her unborn baby. A lyric in the song mentioned that she could feel her baby ‘unfurling’ and as a midwife, I thought it was a beautiful analagy describing her baby’s movements. It also perfectly describes the way a baby relaxes and ‘lets go’ during baby massage. So, it got me thinking about my business name and indeed a logo. ‘Unfurling’ in my mind relates to ferns so I researched some pictures of baby ferns and the koru meaning came up. It represented everything I want my business to be and the experience I want for my clients. And so, Koru Baby Massage was born.