Infant Massage Certification Training

| May 7, 2015

The program presented by Infant Massage USA® brings research into practice. It is the only infant Massage program recognized by health and child development experts as the highest quality program of its kind (Underdown & Barlow 2011).

Infant Massage USA® is the US Chapter to the International Association of Infant Massage currently teaching in over 67 countries for a truly cross cultural program.

The Infant Massage USA® Program:

  • Helps babies get off to the best start for healthy growth and development;
  • Promotes development of the primary relationship;
  • Supports parent’s sensitivity to their baby, understanding behaviors, emotions and cues;
  • Encourages responsive parent-baby interactions, and supports infant’s regulation;
  • Insures social/emotional development supporting Infant Mental Health;
  • Provides best practices to insure meeting program performance standards.

Training Topics:

  • Massage Strokes and Gentle Movements
  • Massage adaptations for babies born premature or   babies with special needs
  • Massage adaptations for the growing child
  • Benefits of infant massage for babies, families and society
  • Infant Behavioral States, Cues and Reflexes
  • Influence of Infant Massage on Bonding and Attachment, including fostering, adoptions
  • Facilitation techniques
  • Research supporting evidence-based practice
  • Public Relations and Marketing
  • Three in-class practical teaching experiences with Local families attending

For more information and dates and times, click HERE.

 

Register today or for more information, contact:

Olga Morris, FNP, IAIM Trainer: olga.morris@infantmassageusa.org

928-634-7470 x 207 (Family Medical Center)

For a complete list of courses or more information:

www.infantmassageusa.org / www.iaim.net international 

To Earn Your Certification

  • Attend the in-depth four-day training course
  • Complete a take-home assignment
  • Teach five parents to massage their babies in a    five week class following the training

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