Take your first steps toward becoming a Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM) approved by Infant Massage USA (IMUSA) and the International Association for Infant Massage (IAIM, Sweden).
Educators of infant massage lead group and private classes for parents & caregivers in how to massage their babies and children.
You’ll learn infant massage strokes, infant cues and communication, the research on and clinical benefits of infant massage, group facilitation and teaching skills, touch approaches for the growing child and adaptations for the baby with special needs. Certification qualifies the student to demonstrate and guide parents and caregivers in the practical application of infant massage.
Trainers, educators & students use baby dolls to practice and demonstrate strokes. This is not a hands-on-baby course. However, the course includes a live parent/baby class in which students observe and practice teaching with excellent supervision and opportunity for evaluation. An open book, take home exam is also included.
Audience: This International Association of Infant Massage approved certification workshop is designed for students 18 years or older who want to promote nurturing touch and communication between parents, families, caregivers and their infants and children. Because this is not a hands-on baby course, students do not need to be licensed to touch.
Certification: Instructor is committed to assisting in the certification process for each student. Certification is internationally recognized by the title Certified Educator of Infant Massage. To be certified, student must complete the full 4-day course, fulfill verified practicum hours and successfully complete the exam.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Many nurses, massage therapists, early intervention specialists, child life specialists, physical and occupational therapists have taken Infant Massage USA's Certified Educator of Infant Massage trainings and received CEUs which are approved by the following institutions:
Ohio Nursing Association Approved - Part 1 Assigned ONA 13,235-R11.1 for 25.25 Contact Hours; Party 1 Assigned ONA 15,265-1 for 28.0 Contact Hours. Approval valid through November 28, 2013. Note: Part 1 - "Infant Massage Certification Training Part 1" is the 4 day training; PaRT 2 - "Infant Massage Certification Training Part 2" is the completion of the exam plus the practicum.
California Nurses Approved, CEP Provider Number 14734 - 28 CE Hours for the training and 28 CE Hours for completion of exam and practicum.
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. - AOTA Provider Number 6015 This is an introductory level course recognized for 2.5 CEUs and 2.6 CEUs for completion of the exam and practicum. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
National Certification for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Approved Provider #450085-06 The Infant Massage Certification is a 4 day training (28 CE Hours) followed by the Certified Educator of Infant Massage Exam and Practicum (28 CE Hours). By attending the course and exam requirements, students will receive a total of 56 CE Hours.
Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners has approved the Infant Massage Certification Training for 2.6 CEUs.
DONA and CAPPA (26 credit hours from DONA and CAPPA) Infant Massage USA is a qualified provider of continuing education units that are recognized by DONA and CAPPA. DONA is an internationally-recognized & certifying body for doulas and CAPPA is a professional organization for doulas, childbirth and lactation educators.
Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health - The program presented by Infant Massage USA can be included toward those required for specialized in-service training hours for those seeking or renewing Infant Mental Health Endorsement (IMH-E).
Licensed Massage Therapists in the state of New York - Infant Massage USA is approved to offer CE Hours to Licensed Massage Therapists in the state of New York. New York has recently revised their LMT CE Hour requirements and, with this approval, our CE Hour accreditation through NCBTMB will continue. LMTs receive 28 CE Hours for their participation in the 4 day training course, and another 28 CE Hours when they complete their certification.
JoAnn Lewis is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM) and Trainer with over sixteen years experience teaching infant massage all over North America. She became an International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) trainer in 2004 and has been mentored by infant massage trainers from Sweden, England and Canada. She also teaches other massage therapy courses. JoAnn resides in Ashland, OR.