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"Supporting parents and babies to establish a solid and secure relationship, is one of the most important things you will ever do."


The IAIM Infant Massage Instructor Training is research-based, evidence-informed, peer-reviewed, strengths-based and practical.

The International Association of Infant Massage offers instructor trainings around the world. They are led by IAIM Trainers who have completed an extensive and practical, multi-phase education program designed to ensure quality trainings that you will truly enjoy. IAIM offers the most extensive and comprehensive training for infant massage instructors available in our field. All trainings follow the fifteen point curriculum originated by Vimala McClure and developed by the IAIM Circle of Trainers.


Trainings are generally four days, and include hands on learning with parent-baby classes in a supportive learning environment. Each training covers information about adjusting the teaching to meet the needs of each family and baby, including those born prematurely or with special needs.

Who attends the IAIM Infant Massage Instructor Training?

Participants of the training come from all walks of life and include parents, healthcare professionals, education professionals and complementary therapists. There are no formal pre-requisites…just a passion for discovering and sharing the benefits of nurturing touch and an ability to communicate well with parents.

If you are a parent looking to learn to massage your own baby, click here to go to the IAIM Infant Massage Programme for parent and babies page.

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International Core Curriculum

  • Handling and positioning of demonstration doll

  • The IAIM sequence of infant massage strokes 

  • Observe the trainer teaching a parent & baby massage class

  • Experience teaching opportunities with your fellow students parents and babies

  • History of infant massage and IAIM

  • Infant behavioural states and cues

  • Guidelines for the safe use of massage oils

  • Benefits of infant massage & Touch research

  • Bonding & attachment

  • Adaptations for babies born prematurely, with additional needs & for the growing child

  • Valuing and supporting parents

  • Teaching, communication & group facilitation skills

  • Marketing and promoting infant massage classes

You will be equipped to

  • Teach parents either individually or in small classes to massage their babies (0 to 12 months) as well as to deliver presentations to promote infant massage. This is not a 'hands on massage' qualification. This course does not qualify you to train others to teach or perform infant massage. You will be required to sign an agreement at your training to confirm you understand this,

  • To facilitate parent-infant communication, create an opportunity to enhance parent/child bonding, assist in providing the optimum conditions for healthy development of the infant as well as bring awareness of many of the other benefits loving touch can bring about.

  • To demonstrate the massage strokes on a doll and create a safe environment where there is an opportunity for parents to take part in informal discussions on many baby focused topics, you will therefore be providing support to parents on many levels.

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IAIM International Trainer - Eliza Keh

20 years of experience to share...

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Eliza is an IAIM International Trainer based in Taipei, Taiwan.  She is part of the forming group of instructors that formed the IAIM Chapter in Taiwan in 2004 and has been an active member in various positions including Chapter Representative and Chapter President.  Since 2004, in addition to teaching infant massage to parents, she has given numerous lectures and trained instructors of various backgrounds in corporations, hospitals and childcare organizations. 


She also brings over 20 years of experience in the women’s healthcare industry at Windmill Healthcare Group, specializing in prenatal and postpartum care, in particular in the field of postpartum nutrition and recovery through diet and lifestyle.  She also leads workshops with new parents and is an International Trainer for the Postpartum Care Specialist Program.  Educated in Taiwan, the US and France, she is fluent in both Mandarin and English and some French!


Eliza is currently Vice President of the IAIM International Board based in Sweden. 

Please consider highly to register to this training. Why?

It is a life changing experience for you, where you learn the deep values and importance of love in human relationships. This course will enable you to bring good to the world, to improve the world and replace sadness by joy. You will learn all the skills to do that. Your certification will be an addition to anything you are already doing. You will be part of thousands of instructors around the world, you will be part of the big IAIM family, promoting the essential for babies’ excellent start in life: nurturing touch, that influences positive brain development.


It will be a pleasure for us to meet you in our next coming soon IAIM international Training

Become a Certified Infant Massage Instructor with the IAIM


Certification process

  • Attend training

  • Complete within 4 months following the training:-

    • the take-home examination study - 7 essay questions & multiple choice

    • teach the 5 week IAIM programme to 5 families

    • submit parent evaluations forms after the completing the parent classes


On Completion of the Certification Process

Having achieved the required standard you will become a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI). From the date of your training you have complimentary membership to the Singapore Chapter of the IAIM for a year and thereafter you will be invited to renew your membership. As a member of the IAIM Singapore Chapter you will become part of an international organization of thousands of dedicated infant massage instructors worldwide.

0% interest fee instalment payments available with local credit cards up to 36 months! 

Take this training for as low as S$60/month

IAIM Infant Massage Instructor Training 22 to 25 June 2023

Time : 9am to 5pm

Venue : Gantral Mall Taiseng


EARLY BIRD FEE : S$1999 (register before 22 May 2023)

Usual fee : S$2300 

  • We offer 0% interest free instalment payment plans of from 6 to 36 month periods for Singapore issued credit cards. 

All detail are listed in the registration form.

Training fee includes

  • Full instruction and practical training

  • Instructor Training Manual and Trainer's Compendium

  • 1 Infant Massage Doll

  • Certificate of Attendance upon completion of training 

  • Instructor certificate upon completion of post training practical and theory assignment 

  • First year membership with local chapter of International Association of Infant Massage (Singapore)

If you would like to bring this training to your company as an in-house training or register your employees for the training, you may be eligible for a reduce training rate, please contact us directly.

We welcome invitations to organise the IAIM training within the region, if you are interested in bringing the IAIM Programme to your country, please contact us for more details.

Contact us today for a friendly and informal chat at  +65 9148 6095 (click to WhatsApp) or drop us an email at

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