Our Trainers

We could not be more proud of the team of trainers we have on board to work with our students.

Student feedback forms come into the IMIS office every month, year round with more positive comments, appreciation and commendation for the trainers and the effort and attention they provide to the students they work with.

Regardless of the trainer at the course you select we have no doubt that your trainer will inspire and support you throughout the program.

Natalie Burgess - Head Trainer

Natalie Burgess

Natalie Burgess has been a Midwife since 2000. Natalie has previously run her own business teaching pregnancy yoga, Mother Baby Yoga and Infant Massage as well as providing childbirth education, birth and breastfeeding support.

Natalie's passion for the benefits that infant massage can provide to infants and their families is undeniable and positively infectious.

Natalie is full of energy and strives to provide her students with the support and information they need throughout their training.

Qualifications:

  • Qualified Midwife, BSc (Nursing) Graduate Diploma (Midwifery)
  • Certified Yoga Teacher
  • Birthskills Practitioner
  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor
  • Accredited Infant Massage Trainer
  • IMIS Infant Massage Correspondence Trainer
  • Certified NACE Trainer
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

"Natalie was professional, positive & encouraging. She showed great enthusiasm & passion for the role of massage instructor as vital to promote well being & bonding with parents & child and as reaching out to the community."
V. Kelly Perth

"Natalie was fantastic – informal and fun, she has so much passion for the work she does and it really shows!"
J. Edwards, Perth

"Natalie was great. She provided a safe and positive learning environment where people felt supported at all times. A great personality which helped make the course really fun."
R. Long, Sydney

"Natalie was great - friendly, bubbly, reassuring, easy to listen to, and thoroughly covered all content."
A. Shannon, Gold Coast

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Briony Supple - Trainer

Briony Supple

Dr. Briony Supple is an academic at Victoria University and works in the area of learning support. Dr. Supple has presented at international education conferences and has contributed to a number of international journals and a book on international education policy. Dr. Supple also runs her own parent sessions on Infant Massage in addition to facilitating the 3-day intensive programs for IMIS.

Her passion for education and the role that Infant Massage Instructors and Paediatric Massage Consultants play in educating parents is clear in the way she dedicates herself to students throughout their intensive training.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Higher Education
  • Undergraduate degree in Languages and Linguistics
  • Teacher training
  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor
  • Accredited Infant Massage Trainer

Penny Douglas - Trainer

Penny Douglas worked as the Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House at Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick for 17 years and was the Assistant Director of Nursing at the Prince of Wales Children's Hospital.  Penny acts as a consultant for GAIA Natural Baby Products, providing information at Pregnancy, babies and children's Expos around Australia, runs her own remedial massage business and provides infant massage instruction for parents.  

Penny is a highly respected, dynamic trainer who provides vision and motivation to her students throughout the course. 

Qualifications:

  • General Nursing Certificate
  • Paediatric Specialist Nurse
  • Graduate Diploma of Counselling
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Diplima of Remedial Massage
  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor
  • Paediatric Massage Consultant
  • Accredited Infant Massage Trainer

"Briony was very clear, helpful and a great communicator."
G. Savage

"Briony was welcoming and pleasant, supportive of students, encouraging, and happy to answer questions and assist students"
K. Young

"Briony has a love and passion for what she does. She is inspiring and thought provoking."
H. Anderson

"Briony was excellent - one of the best trainers I've had."
R. Elswyk

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Briony Supple

Dr. Briony Supple is an academic at Victoria University and works in the area of learning support. Dr. Supple has presented at international education conferences and has contributed to a number of international journals and a book on international education policy. Dr. Supple also runs her own parent sessions on Infant Massage in addition to facilitating the 3-day intensive programs for IMIS in Melbourne.

Her passion for education and the role that Infant Massage Instructors and Paediatric Massage Consultants play in educating parents is clear in the way she dedicates herself to students throughout their intensive training.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Higher Education
  • Undergraduate degree in Languages and Linguistics
  • Teacher training
  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor
  • Accredited Infant Massage Trainer

"Lots of demonstration, advice & hands on practice."
P. King Sydney

"Reassuing, responsive & enthusiastic"
L. King Sydney

"Extremley comprehensive, I have come away believing I can teach infant massage with confidence."
A.Ibbotson, Sydney

"Presented so well and made it easy for us to understand."
K.Cassese, Sydney

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Training Options

Training can be completed via attendance at a group training or via a thorough correspondence study option.

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Course Content

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Your Qualification

We offer two certificate qualifications for you to choose from.

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Fee Structure

We accept MasterCard, Visa, money order, internet transfer, Commonwealth Bank branch cash deposit, or cheque.

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Locations

We have group training locations throughout Australia, in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA.

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Ongoing Support

IMIS offers ongoing to support to instructors and consultants once they are working and utilising their infant massage qualification.

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Our Trainers

We could not be prouder of the team of trainers we have on board to work with our students

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Recognition

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