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Infant massage instructor training program  


“The purpose if the International Association of Infant Massage is to promote nurturing touch and communication through training, education and research so parents, caregivers and children are loved, valued and respected throughout the world community.”


formation - 3Teaching infant massage is not only about knowing strokes, it implies respecting the baby and to have at all times an understanding of his needs as well as recognizing the important role his parents are playing for his healthy growth and development. It’s a stimulating work for anyone who is interested in promoting the practice of infant massage in our culture and valuing parent’s role in our society.

Our infant massage instructor training program includes is an intensive 4 day (29 hours) training and a certification process which includes a take home assignment, readings and a practice teaching.

The infant massage instructor training is a careful blend of theory, practice and learning experience allowing for academic advancement, self-discovery and fun on the following subjects:

-        History of IAIM and infant massage

-        Massage strokes

-        Benefits of infant massage

-        Bonding and attachment

-        Babies body language

-        Crying

-        Teaching families

-        Communication techniques

-        Observation and participation to a series of infant massage class

-        Adaptation of massage for babies and children with special/additional needs

-        Adaptation of massage to child stage of growth and development

-        Understanding and valuing the parents

-        Promoting and marketing infant massage classes


Training dates and registration forms

To receive the registration form please contact me at franlefeb@hotmail.com or 514-332-3368.

More Trainings in English will soon be added. 

Year 2017/2018


Namur, Belgium, September 21, 22, 23 and 24th  2017

St-John's, NL, October 26, 27, 28 and 29 2017

Ardon, Switzerland,  November 16, 17, 18 and 19th 2017

Namur, Belgum, November 23, 24, 25 and 26th 2017

Montréal, December 15, 16, 17 et 18th 2017 

Bienne, Suisse, January 25, 26, 27 and 28th  2018

Hamilton, ON, February 6, 7, 8 and 9th 2018 

Ottawa, ON February 26, 27, 28yh and March 1st 2018

Kelowna, BC, March 20, 21, 22 and 23rd 2018

Namur, Belgium, May 17, 18 19 and 20th  2018 

Montréal, QC, June 15, 16, 17 and 18th  2018

Hamilton, ON, June 26, 27, 28 and 29th 2018

Montréal, QC, December 15, 16, 17 and 18th  2018


What they say about the training :

formation - 2"This course has more than met my expectations as it went well beyond the practical strokes to include a lot of theory on infant development and adult education."

"I gained a deeper understanding and knowledge behind the infant massage (theory, practicum). Lots of opportunity for peer involvement and hands on practice. Françoise was a great presenter, was prepared and well organised. She also has a great sense of humour, which made the workshop more enjoyable."

"It has given me many tools and has taught me so much that I can bring to my practice as a registered massage therapist. I enjoyed the entire experience; all that was more of a challenge, was still enjoyable. Françoise has a gift of being supported. All of the questions were answered. Everyone was treated equally."

"I would highly recommend this training to others who value parents and the relationships that they have with their children."

"I feel excited and confident to go to the next step and teach my class.  I really enjoyed learning how powerful this is and can’t wait to pass it along. Everybody in the training bonded and became close."

"It surpassed my expectations. The Trainer did so much more then teach massage. She taught about how babies communicate and the importance of empowering parents."

"The training met my needs and exceeded my expectations. I was expecting to learn the massage techniques and background but it goes further."

"The Trainer was very knowledgeable and professional. She provided a safe and positive learning environment."

"I have wanted to take this training for 10 years. It was worth the wait. It will be a wonderful addition to my work with young families. Thank you so much."

"Our Trainers passion for her work was wonderful, she was very supportive."

"She is very encouraging and shared a lot of knowledge through different learning styles. She made the whole group atmosphere feel inviting and safe to learn and share our thoughts."

"The course provided theory/science behind massage and allowed ample of time to practice, teach and gain confidence with the material."

"The course has exceeded my expectations. There are so many things to know beyond nurturing touch."

"I enjoyed the most the Trainer’s lovely presentation style; I appreciated the gentle yet deep enthusiasm dedication to infant massage."

"This course more than meets my expectations! I have learned so much as a parent and as an educator!"