Become a certified Infant Massage USA Parent Educator and help parents use nurturing touch to feel closer to their babies, reduce their colic and fussing, sleep better, and become healthier and happier.
Our 15-point curriculum, designed by Vimala McClure, author of Infant Massage, A Handbook for Loving Parents, will give you the knowledge base, experience and confidence you will need to become a Certified Educator of Infant Massage.
What do CEIMs do?
As a Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM), you will be able to work with parents and families in private. group, hospital and agency settings. In addition to teaching families, you will be able to participate in research studies, conduct in-service programs, and present at professional conferences.
Who should come to class?
Nurses, midwives, child life specialists, childbirth educators, early intervention specialists, NICU staff, OTs and PTs, lactation counselors, massage therapists and many others have found this training to be a wonderful tool in their work with parents and babies.
To earn your CEIM certifcation you will need to:
1) Attend the in-depth four-day certification training.
2) Complete a take-home, open-book written assignment and teach five parents to massage their babies in a five-week course in the months following the training and submit it to your trainer.
About the Instructor, Jody Wright, CEIM, IAIMT, CLC
Jody Wright has dedicated her career to supporting positive relationships between parents and their babies. She is the mother of five grown children, and specializes in breastfeeding, massage and bonding with the adopted child. She has published over 25 particles for parents, and received numerous awards, including the La Leche League International Award of Appreciation. For 20 years she was the president of Motherwear, a clothing catalog/website for breastfeeding mothers.
Jody was trained to be an International Trainer in 1984 by Vimala McClure and was a founding board member of the International Association for Infant Massage Instructors in 1986. She served on the IAIM International Board from 2006-2016. Jody has trained instructors thorughout the USA, and led trainings in Costa Rica, Taiwan, Ghana, Kenya, Haiti and China.