The role of the Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM) is to facilitate and help enhance the loving relationship between infants and parents. Infant massage is an ideal medium, because it naturally encompasses all of the elements of the bonding process including eye to eye contact, warmth, scent, vocalizations, skin-to-skin, responsiveness.
All CEIMs must complete our comprehensive training, exam and practicum.
This extensive training ensures all CEIMs are prepared and well equipped to teach parents of infants up to 1-year of age how to massage their babies.
The CEIM uses a doll to demonstrate massage strokes to parents. The class is not the CEIM massaging your baby. There are no “performance standards”. Parents are encouraged to respond to the individual needs of their babies.
The classes are warm and relaxing, allowing individual baby’s needs to be considered and parents to spend time learning from each others’ knowledge and experiences.
Many participants in our infant massage classes maintain the friendships they form long after the course has finished.