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What is a Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT) ?

by Tina Allen, LMT, CPMMT, CPMT, CIMT
Updated July 2013

A Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT) is not only an instructor, but also a parent educator who teaches the healing art of infant massage to parents or caregivers in the presence of their babies. You do not need to be a massage therapist, or have any previous experience in the healthcare field to become certified to teach infant massage.
 


 

Certification qualifies the CIMT to demonstrate knowledge and skill in guiding parents and families in the practical application of infant massage. Certified Infant Massage Teachers, teach parents and caregivers how to massage their children in group and private classes. Infant massage teachers do not directly massage babies, but rather use baby dolls to demonstrate infant massage strokes.

 

Why Become Certified to Teach Infant Massage?

Infant Massage Teachers care deeply about families and children. By becoming certified to teach infant massage you become a healthcare professional who can provide quality parent education classes. Classes can be offered one on one for families in the privacy of their home or you might wish to offer your course at a local hospital, community center or family center.

As a Certified Infant Massage Teacher you have the unique opportunity to impact a child and their family for a lifetime. Benefits of infant massage have long been known to include healthy growth and development, enhanced bonding and attachment, and improved sleep for child and parent. However, as a CIMT you receive direct benefits as well. There is an enormous amount of satisfaction received during an infant massage class while watching the interaction between caregiver and child. Or, having a family return to your class and hearing how well their baby slept through the night, and their crying was reduced.  These wonderful experiences will help you recognize the huge impact you have made on the health of the baby and their family.

And aside from just the wonderful benefits for both you and those you educate, imagine the financial satisfaction of becoming a trained professional working within the healthcare field. Infant Massage Teachers have the luxury of creating their own schedule, place of business and individual fee they charge for classes.

 

How to Become a Certified Infant Massage Teacher

First things first, contact Liddle Kidz™ and register for a Certified Infant Massage Teacher Course. Tina Allen, of Liddle Kidz™ is a Master Teacher of infant massage.  The training Tina Allen teaches is a professional certification training for those interested in working with families by becoming Certified Infant Massage Teachers (CIMT).

This course includes the Certified Infant Massage Teacher Manual, up-to-date course materials and after course mentoring from your course teacher.  The student will experience a supervised parent-baby class, and Tina Allen, your Master Teacher, is committed to the certification process of each student. This is not a hands-on-baby course. Master Teachers, Infant Massage Teachers and students use baby dolls to practice & demonstrate strokes.

Certification earns the individual internationally recognized status. The title “Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT)” is granted after attending and participating in the full 3-day course, fulfilling verified practicum hours and successfully completing an in class exam.

 

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Specially trained Certified Infant Massage Teachers (CIMTs)

Infant Massage Accredited CertificationThrough working as a Certified Infant Massage Teacher you have the special opportunity to impact an infant and their family for a lifetime.

This professional training is for those interested in working with families by becoming a Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT™). A CIMT™ is not only an instructor, but also an educator who teaches the art of infant massage to parents or caregivers in the presence of their babies.

For more information visit Comprehensive Infant Massage Teacher Training Course (CIMT)
 


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