4 Day IAIM Infant Massage Instructor Training

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Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore

1A Cuscaden Road

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The International Association of Infant Massage offers instructor trainings around the world. They are led by IAIM Trainers who have completed an extensive and practical, multi-phase education program designed to ensure quality trainings that you will truly enjoy. IAIM offers the most extensive and comprehensive training for infant massage instructors available in our field. All trainings follow the fifteen point curriculum originated by Vimala McClure and developed by the IAIM Circle of Trainers.

Trainings are generally four days (five days if translated into another language), and include hands on learning with parent-baby classes in a supportive learning environment. Each training covers information about adjusting the teaching to meet the needs of each family and baby, including those born prematurely or with special needs.

International Core Curriculum

  • Handling and positioning of demonstration doll

  • The IAIM sequence of infant massage strokes drawing on influences from Indian & Swedish massage as well as incorporating the principles of Reflexology and Yoga

  • Observe the trainer teaching a parent & baby massage class

  • Experience teaching opportunities with your fellow students parents &babies

  • History of infant massage and IAIM

  • Infant behavioural states and cues

  • Guidelines for the safe use of massage oils

  • Benefits of infant massage & Touch research

  • Bonding & attachment

  • Adaptations for babies born prematurely, with additional needs & for the growing child

  • Valuing and supporting parents

  • Teaching, communication & group facilitation skills

  • Marketing and promoting infant massage classes

You will be equipped to

  • Teach parents either individually or in small classes to massage their babies (0 to 12 months) as well as to deliver presentations to promote infant massage. This is not a 'hands on massage' qualification. This course does not qualify you to train others to teach or perform infant massage. You will be required to sign an agreement at your training to confirm you understand this,

  • To facilitate parent-infant communication, create an opportunity to enhance parent/child bonding, assist in providing the optimum conditions for healthy development of the infant as well as bring awareness of many of the other benefits loving touch can bring about.

  • To demonstrate the massage strokes on a doll and create a safe environment where there is an opportunity for parents to take part in informal discussions on many baby focused topics, you wil; therefore be providing support to parents on many levels.

Certification process

  • Attend 4 days training

  • Complete within 4-6 months following the course:-

    • the take-home examination study - 7 essay questions & multiple choice

    • teach the 5 week baby massage course to the 5 parents and babies

    • submit brief parent evaluations forms after the completed baby massage course

On Completion of the Certification Process

Having achieved the required standard you will become a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI). From the date of your training you have complimentary membership to the Singapore Chapter of the I.A.I.M for a year and thereafter you will be invited to renew your membership. As a member of the IAIM Singapore Chapter you will become part of an international organization of thousands of dedicated infant massage instructors worldwide.

Training fee includes

  • 4 day instruction and practical training

  • Instructor Training Manual and comprehensive training notes

  • 1 Infant Massage Doll

  • 1 copy Infant Massage Handbook by Vimala McClure

  • Certificate of Attendance upon completion of training

  • Instructor certificate upon completion of post training practical and theory assignment

  • First year membership with local branch of International Association of Infant Massage (Singapore or Malaysia)

  • Light lunch and refreshment

Full attendance is required for all training days from 9am to 5pm (unless otherwise stated)

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