The program presented by Infant Massage USA® brings research into practice. Infant massage is a parent education program based on family strengths that promotes the physical and emotional well-being of babies and young children. Infant massage has many positive benefits that can help encourage secure attachment, bonding and communication between parent and baby and facilitate long term positive emotional development.
Cost includes all necessary materials and manual!
At the end of the Infant Massage Certification Training, Part 1, participants will be able to:
Identify the benefits of Infant Massage for the infant/child and Parent/caregiver.
Recall research studies regarding the importance of touch in the healthy growth and development of a child.
Correctly perform basic stroking techniques.
Summarize stroke variations for the older child.
Demonstrate Infant Massage skills and techniques to parents and caregivers.
Describe relaxation and visualization techniques for parent/caregivers and infants.
Observe parent-infant interactions and possible challenges.
Define good communication skills that will empower the parent/caregiver.
Identify families that require special considerations to empower and nurture them.
Analyze strategies for advertising Infant Massage in the community
Formulate a marketing plan for Infant massage in your community or workplace.
Know the potential contributions they make in their workplace, communities, and in the INFANT MASSAGE USA organization through their work with nurturing touch and infant massage.
**To Earn Your Certification
*Attend the in-depth four-day training
*Complete a take-home exam.
*Teach five parents to massage their babies in a five week class following the training.