Currently, I am offering only the 4 day certification course, to become a Certified Educator of Infant Massage – CEIM. Please contact me for upcoming trainings throughout the US.
About Infant Massage… Why might I want to become an educator to teach parents?
Benefits of Nurturing Touch:
Over the years, research has shown that nurturing touch has many benefits. These include (but are not limited to):
Stimulation: Necessary for overall healthy development of every system of the body, including brain development, language development, growth, and more.
Relaxation: Helps to relieve tension (especially after the introduction to a new world), improves sleep patterns (increasing infant’s ability to sleep restfully), improves ability of infant to calm themselves (self-regulation), and decreases stress for baby and family.
Relief of Discomforts: With relaxation and support often comes a natural relief of typical discomforts related to dysregulation and colic.
Nurturing and Bonding: Touch is critical to the bonding process. Touch assists in the communication process, and research indicates that it leads to a better established child, leading to positive benefits throughout the lifespan.
Special Needs: Nurturing touch allows a respectful approach for the child with special needs, including: adopted babies (to enhance bonding), substance abuse and drug exposed babies, babies born prematurely, HIV infected babies, those with developmental delays, neglected or abused infants, and depressed infants (and mothers).