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General Training Information

This training is a very full experience designed to train instructors to teach infant touch and massage to parents and caregivers. The methodology includes lectures, audio-visual presentations, experiential learning, observation of demonstration classes taught by the trainer, and student practicum teaching of parent-baby classes. A comprehensive instructor manual is included with the course.

Participants in this course become Certified Infant Touch and Massage Instructors through the International Institute of Infant Massage by completing the certification process, which includes participation in the four day training and successful completion of a peer review take-home exam, which includeds a practicum of teaching five families during the following four month period.

Tuition is $650.00, which includes a $100 non-refundable deposit.

Participants in this course will learn to:

  • Design infant massage instruction for a parent-baby class.
  • Facilitate infant massage instruction for families.
  • Comprehend the benefits of infant massage and massage for the growing child.
  • Demonstrate the infant massage stroke sequence for the well baby.
  • Identify infant cues and adapt basic strokes appropriately.
  • Demonstrate effective facilitator skills for parent education.
  • Teach handling and massage techniques for babies with gas and colic.
  • Discriminate infant release crying and demonstrate skills in providing family support during this process.

 

*Facilitating infant touch and massage in an inpatient hospital setting requires training and education beyond the scope of this four day training. Our instructors who teach infant touch and massage in a hospital setting generally are OTs, PTs, nurses, early interventionists, etc. and utilize these skills as tools in their work.

 

 
 
 
           
 
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