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Infant Massage



Sub-group: Manual Physiotherapy


Philosophy: The IAIM offers 4-day training courses in infant massage to become IAIM Certified Infant Massage Instructors all over the world. The focus of the course is on teaching the art of infant massage, its proven benefits and how to hold classes for parents. This comprehensive course is interactive, hands-on and fun!


The course follows a comprehensive 15-point core curriculum with the same content around the world. The curriculum includes, e.g. the history of infant massage, benefits, bonding, attachment, communication and group facilitation skills, marketing, research, understanding how an infant communicates, and the strokes and how they can be adapted. Also included in the 4-day training is a 3-day practicum class with parents and babies.


Parents massage their own babies and instructors demonstrate using dolls. A portion of the course includes practical experience in teaching parents how to massage their babies. An infant’s first language is touch, and massage is a beautiful tool parents can use to establish a strong bond and create a healthy attachment. An IAIM Instructor’s role is to create an environment that allows parents and babies to strengthen their bonds and deepen their love for each other.


To earn your infant massage instructor certification, you must:Attend the 4-day IAIM Instructor training course.Complete the required reading and satisfactorily complete the take-home open-book assignment.Complete a hands-on practicum: teaching 5 families to massage their babies in a five-week course or five-session private consultations.Submit certification package to IAIM Trainer for review.CIMis become skilled at presenting about infant massage in many different situations. Here an instructor from Costa Rica presents at a conference.Once you have completed these requirements, you will be certified as an IAIM Certified Infant Massage Instructor, CIMI. (Note: in the US the title is CEIM, Certified Educator of Infant Massage.) Your certification will be recognized world-wide through the International Association of Infant Massage.


Online certification No


Certificate programme

4 day CIMI training


Certificate Title: IAIM Certified Instructors of Infant Massage (CIMI)



Duration: 4 days


Special equipment required 




Infant Massage- Revised Edition: A Handbook for Loving Parents by Vimala Schneider McClure




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