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10 Reasons to Massage Your Baby

Would You Like To ?


To do something warm, loving and special with your baby


To help your baby have regular bowel movements and relieve tension from daily stress (teething, gas, emotions..)


To reduce crying, and ease transitions to sleep or to alert states


To build your baby’s sense of security


To learn how to communicate better with your baby


To help you and your baby relax (a lifelong skill!)


To help your baby have a lifelong appreciation of touch and warm relationships


To help relieve constipation and help your baby have regular bowel movements


To help your baby’s brain development


To help you and your baby fall in love with each other

The International Association of Infant Massage has been providing professionals and parents, including those that adopt or foster their children, with information and expertise on infant massage since 1992.

Why choose an IAIM course?

All IAIM infant massage instructors, throughout the world, receive a comprehensive programme of practical and theoretical training.

  • Respect of baby : massage is done with baby not to baby
  • Parent is guided to read baby’s cues and adapt massage consequently
  • Progressive learning is assured for you to successfully integrate weekly information.
  • Live demo is given by attentive certified instructors.
  • Instructors touch a demo doll not your baby to respect your special bond.
  • The setting is relaxed and informal so responding to babies’ needs is fun and free of pressure.
  • Small group size to get the personal attention you prefer.
  • Supportive environment in which to share experiences.
  • Course content adapts effectively for babies with special needs.

To find a qualified CIMI instructor in your area, please go to the website or contact the representative of your country

Many Certified Infant Massage Instructors offer:

  • Private courses if requested by individual families.
  • Live stream classes to adapt to global health challenges when country is in lockdown.
  • In person courses in a variety of family-friendly community locations typically.

Typical IAIM course is…

  • 5 sessions, once a week, 1.5h.
  • 4 to 6 families group setting.
  • Recommended age: from birth to 1 year old.
  • Adaptable to suit your baby’s special needs

IAIM Testimonials

What Trainees think of us

Mom and baby have fun during an IAIM infant massage class in Costa Rica.