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Become a Certified Infant
Massage Instructor

The IAIM instructor training offers you a wonderful opportunity to support parents by helping them to learn how to lovingly and respectfully communicate with their babies through massage.

IAIM Instructor Training:
Internationally recognised Vimala McClure training programme, is delivered by IAIM certified trainers worldwide.

Our trainers have in common passion, and commitment to this work for many years, keeping high level of standards in all visited countries, ensuring continuity of philosophy. Our training in Australia is currently online and live streamed with two of our International Trainers. 

Knowledge based:
IAIM Instructor training’s 15-point core curriculum focuses on parent-baby class facilitation, adaptation to child development (birth to 1 year) to promote infant secure attachment experiences. Adaptations for babies with additional needs, babies born prematurely and the growing child are also part of the curriculum.


You will practice “live” with parents: teaching part of a class during your training under Trainer supervision.



Through a Certification process post-training, you will develop your 5-session infant massage classes with parents in your community or agency and complete an open-book exam to get qualified as Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI)* supported at all time by your trainer.


IAIM Instructor Marketing Kit

As part of your training, you will need to teach five families. The IAIM Marketing Instructor Kit allows you to provide the parents with educational materials for them to take home. The kit includes:

5 x Parent Handouts
5 x Quick Reference Sheets
5 x Weather Massage Leaflets

After training, what will you be able to do?

  • You will become an IAIM member to receive your chapter’s support.

  • As trained instructor (educator) you will work first at your certification.

  • You will be able to teach parents and families in private, group, hospital and agency settings with full IAIM recognition of your professionalism once certified.

  • In addition to teaching parents, you will be qualified to present information about infant massage in your community, conduct in-service programs, present at professional conferences and participate in research studies.

IAIM Certified Infant Massage Training for educators, allied health, students & hospitals. 

Upcoming Training

The Online Training runs over 3 weeks (3 x evenings per week from 6pm-9pm aest).

The evenings the training runs are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.


Certified Infant Massage Instructor Training | Zoom 

February 2024

Course Dates:
Week 1 - February 5, 7, 8

Week 2 - February 12, 14, 15

Week 3 - February 19, 21, 22



Fees include:

  • Enrolment 

  • Course materials

  • Demonstration Doll

  • Instructor Marketing Kit

  • We invite parents and babies to attend the training enabling students to gain practical teaching experience

Following the training the IAIM offer continuing professional development and support through:

  • A year’s Membership of the IAIM, plus continued membership for an annual fee

  • Regular educational study days and course refresher Days

  • A biennial International Conference

  • Trainer led massage stroke refresher sessions

  • Access to news, research and other resources on the IAIM Members website

  • Support from your course trainers and Australian Chapter

Payment Plan Option

We offer plans for students allowing them to make weekly payment instalments. To secure a place in the course, we require a deposit of $250.

Contact us at for more information.

Our Trainers

Our Trainers have been Certified Infant Massage Instructors for many years and have undertaken an extensive 2-year training process and completed the requirements as established by the International IAIM Education Committee to become a fully qualified Trainer.

Margo Kilborn

Margo commenced her journey with IAIM in 1999. She qualified as a Doula, immersed herself into a deeper understanding of post natal depression. In 2012 Margo was appointed IAIM International President.


Gail Bovenizer

Gail is a Trainer for the IAIM.

Also trained in Pregnancy Massage and has been pioneering it in Ireland ever since. Organising annual training courses and assists & teaches Pregnancy Massage courses.

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