Become a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI)
Is proud to announce 2023/2024 Training Dates:
Online Live-Streaming 4-Day Training: September 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd (4 Fridays)
Wellington 4-Day In-person Training : 4-7th April 2024 (Thursday-Sunday - venue to be confirmed)
Online Livestream 4-Day Training: September 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th 2024 (4 Fridays)
The 4-day course covers all the theory you will need to become an infant massage instructor to teach parents how to massage their babies, promote nurturing touch and respectful communication.
The International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM), is globally recognized, so you can take this qualification to any part of the world.
As well as helping parents to bond with their baby, the massage has therapeutic effects for both the parent and infant including relaxation for parent and baby, better sleep patterns, reducing colic and tummy pain, soothing stressed babies and reducing the impact of Post Natal Depression (PND). Can assist disrupted bonding. Our philosophy means that we never massage someone else’s baby but use a doll to teach parents the strokes.
The training is a four-day intensive training to get you ready to become an instructor. It covers the theory of working with typically developing infants, infants with colic/tummy pain, as well as premature and special needs children. Real parents and babies attend classes over the 4-day training so you can see the benefits for yourself and each student gets an opportunity to teach a very small component of the class (approx. 5 mins), which students find a wonderful experience.
You will feel well prepared after the four days to go out there and start your new role as an infant massage instructor. After the course you have 4 months to complete the associated course work (up to a year in extenuating situations). The course work is very enjoyable, simple and easy to do, and is there to support your learning as a new infant massage instructor. It involves teaching 5 parents and their babies infant massage over 5 weekly sessions so you may want to start thinking about how you will recruit 5 parents and babies before coming on the course. The course work also involves answering some multiple choice questions, short answer questions, as well as a few essay-style questions and reflection on your 5-week teaching.
The course costs $850 and can be paid in installments or in one go at any time prior to the course commencing. This includes books, manuals, tuition fees, marking your course work, and your first year membership subscription to the NZ chapter of the IAIM.
You will need a doll for the course and your new role as an infant massage instructor. The doll needs to have a hard face, hands and feet, but soft arms, legs and body and sized needs to be about 22 inches. The doll’s eyes need to be open. Many dolls in toys shops are not appropriate for infant massage instruction as they may be too small or hard all over.
Contact P-J McCrea for a list of suitable dolls to purchase for this course if you are having trouble. There is even a sustainable option!
For an application form and further details please contact NZ IAIM Trainer P-J McCrea at: firstname.lastname@example.org