IAIM Infant Massage Instructors Certificate

The College of Classical Massage are delighted to be able to offer you a fantastic opportunity to sign up and train with the International Association of Infant Massage, in Brighton, taught by highly experienced tutor Deborah Wade.

Want to become a qualified infant massage instructor?

Baby Massage UK offers four-day courses that will qualify you to teach infant massage to parents and carers with the IAIM. These courses take place across the UK.

About training

Professional 4 day Instructor Training with the only worldwide association solely dedicated to infant massage benefiting from 30 years experience and knowledge.

Our unique Baby Massage training courses are available to anyone interested in supporting families, including healthcare professionals, child support workers, complementary therapists and parents.

Tuition for certification process includes:

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  • 4 day training and refreshments
  • Comprehensive compendium & supportive documentation
  • Instructor Manual
  • Infant Massage Book, ‘A Handbook for Loving Parents’ by V Schneider McClure
  • Complimentary membership for 1 year to the UK Chapter
  • Opportunities to attend Study Days, AGM & continuing education
  • Examination fee & certification process
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On completion you will become a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), qualified to teach infant massage to parents and carers with the IAIM. You will gain an internationally recognised qualification and receive support locally and nationally through meetings and newsletters.

Training will be facilitated by Deborah Wade of IAIM. All IAIM international trainers attend Study Days, AGMs, support the UK Chapter Committee and attend the General Assembly held every 2 years in a different country where trainers meet from all over the world.

For more about the International Association of Infant Massage download the following IAIM leaflets:

Become a Certified Infant Massage Instructor
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Why should I be an IAIM Member? The benefits of membership
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 What subjects will be covered in the course?

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  • History of Infant Massage and IAIM
  • Demonstration of Strokes and Gentle Activities
  • Three day Practicum Class with Parents and Babies
  • Safety guidelines for the use of oils
  • Infant Behavioural States, Cues and Reflexes
  • Teaching the Benefits
  • Infant Crying
  • The Growing Child
  • Bonding and Attachment
  • Group Facilitation Skills
  • Self Awareness of emotional Elements and Support
  • Touch and Massage Research
  • Special Situations and Adaptation of the Massage Programme
  • Communication Skills
  • Public Relations & Marketing
  • Teaching Skills
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Deborah Wade

In 1997 Deborah trained as a massage and hydrotherapist with Educating Hands School of Massage, Florida USA. Her interest in the healing benefits of massage for babies, children and adults then began.

Deborah is a Complementary Therapist and also a Trainer with IAIM who has been teaching baby massage to families as a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) since 2002. This included working with PND Groups, Teen Parents and Dad’s Baby Massage.

In the UK Deborah is based at ‘The Acupuncture Clinic’ in Hove, East Sussex where she practices a variety of therapies. For the past 7 years Deborah has been working with children from newborn to eighteen years who have life threatening and life limiting conditions. The work involves going to the children’s home, school or hospital. Deborah really enjoys her work with the children.

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One of the following entrance requirements must be filled. The student must:
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  • Be a qualified health professional or
  • Work in an educational setting with children or
  • Be a parent.
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  • Full attendance on the four-day course
  • The reading of four recommended books
  • Completion of the home examination study
  • Completion of 5 teaching sessions with evaluations, outside of the course
  • Signing of the IAIM agreement
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Course time: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

IAIM (The International Association of Infant Massage) was the vision and brainchild of Vimala Schneider McClure, author of the book “Infant Massage”, and was founded in the USA in 1981. Its aim is to integrate the ancient art of infant massage with the parenting traditions of the west. The IAIM is different from other examining bodies in that it has been teaching and examining Infant Massage courses for over 15 years.

The fact that the IAIM specialise only in Infant Massage has led to a unique and very special course, for which there is a huge demand throughout the world. The IAIM has trainers and instructors in 60 countries across the world.

Trainers go through a programme of spiritual and personal development as part of their training over a number of years,  this forms the essence of the very special course that can be undertaken in the UK. The Infant Massage Instructor Certification training course will fully equip students to be able to teach infant massage to parents, to enhance bonding, improve healthy development of the infant and provide support for the parent.

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