Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Central)

Infant Massage Certification Training

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 9:00am to Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 5:00pm
TN Deaf-Blind Project offices
3401 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37023
Contact Name: 
Danna Conn
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
615-936-0262

Hosted by the Tennessee Deaf-Blind Project

Learn more or register: 
Call (615) 936-0262 or email danna.conn@vanderbilt.edu

Registration and Fees $650

Price includes:

  • Four-day training
  • Books and materials
  • Exam review and Certification (submitted after the course).
  • One year membership with Infant Massage USA

Parents and Babies Welcome on February 10, 11, and 12
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The program presented by Infant Massage USA® brings research into practice. It is the only infant Massage program in the United States that is recognized by health and child development experts as the highest quality program of its kind (Underdown & Barlow 2011).

The Infant Massage USA® Program:

  • Helps babies get off to the best start for healthy growth and development
  • Supports parent's sensitivity to their baby (i.e. the parent's understanding of their baby's behaviors, emotions and cues)
  • Encourages parent-baby interactions, and parent's capacity to support their infant's regulation
  • Insures social/emotional development supporting Infant Mental Health
  • Provides best practices to insure meeting program performance standards

Training Topics:

  • Massage Strokes and Gentle Movements
  • Massage adaptations for babies born premature or a baby with special needs
  • Massage adaptations for the growing child
  • Benefits of infant massage for babies, families and society
  • Infant Behavioral States, Cues and Reflexes
  • Influence of Infant Massage on Bonding and Attachment Facilitation techniques
  • Research supporting evidence-based practice
  • Public Relations and Marketing
  • Three in class practical teaching experience