Course Content

  • Practical infant massage techniques
  • The Permission Sequence
  • Safe positioning for baby massage
  • Points to remember prior to massage
  • Stroke review
  • Infant exercises for lymphatic drainage and flexibility
  • Touch relaxation
  • Formal theory
  • IMIS Methodology
  • Benefits of baby massage
  • Basic daily cycle of an infant and appropriate timing for massage
  • Appropriate oils to use on infants and children
  • Stress signals during massage
  • Colic
  • Contraindications
  • Altering techniques for special circumstances
  • Massage for wind, colic and constipation
  • Massage for reflux (silent and vomiting)
  • Massage for children with special needs
  • Touch therapy for pre-term infants
  • Respecting children as people
  • Bonding
  • Spoiling and crying
  • Listening to the infant during massage
  • Considering the parents
  • The importance of parent relaxation
  • Post-natal depression
  • Post-natal psychosis
  • How to utilise your qualification
  • Running parent classes and introductions
  • Marketing parent classes
  • Preparation from step 1
  • Class strategies
  • Paperwork and record keeping
  • Awareness and adaptations
  • Newborn reflexes
  • Developmental milestones
  • Massage for the older child
  • Technicalities
  • The child protection act
  • Customer Service
  • Insurance recommendations
  • Correct terminology for teaching and promotion
  • Recommended fee structure

Certified Instructors earn from $75 - $435 per hour for private appointments and classes.

Paediatric Massage Consultants earn up to $350 for a one hour presentation for a professional group.

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

Obtain a qualification that is recognised both within Australia and overseas

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