Introduction to Infant Massage


3 CE Hours

Course Options:

  • Text Materials Shipped and Test Online
  • Materials and Test Shipped to You


Studies have shown that the immediate benefits of infant massage include not only the promotion of sounder, longer sleeping patterns, but also a baby with a more comforted and soothed disposition. This continuing education course presents the research-backed benefits of massage for newborns, a description of more than 50 common infant health disorders, an aromatherapy guide for infants and toddlers, internet links for further study and support, and a bonus section with step-by-step illustrations of how to conduct an infant massage routine.

In this program, you will discover:

  • the benefits of infant massage as it applies to overall homeostasis and to each body system
  • potential hospital cost savings for providing massage to premature babies
  • prevalent newborn health conditions, diseases and disorders and how they affect each body system
  • the most current research, categorized by body system as it relates to massage for well, premature and special needs babies
  • how to introduce a baby to touch
  • infant massage routines for the hands and arms, chest and abdomen, face and back

Bonus: with each ailment an internet link is provided, giving you an opportunity for further research as well as support.

Course Reviews

Julia Whitcomb, LMBT

Great facts and resources. I learned valuable information and I cannot wait to communicate it with my clients and use this new information to help infants, children and their families!

Christy Christensen, LMT

I think this class is excellent. I believe every Mother should read this. Babies thrive on being close to someone and I feel that sometimes as health care practitioners it is our job to help Parents be more comfortable at giving love to their babies. It a lot of times has to be a learned skill. Thank you for this information.


I am excited to share some of the techniques I learned from this course with my clients that are new mothers and those expecting!

A. Clewell, LMP

I enjoyed the course very much, and since I also have an infant at home, will practice it regularly.

Stefanie Clary, LMT Las Vegas, Nevada

Great book to reference with!

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  • Text - 125 pages
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to test online please select the "test online" option
  • Certificate upon completion - if you prefer to print your certificate at home instantly, please select the online option

Display Certificates suitable for framing are available for $10 in addition to the certificate included with your tuition. Click here to order a Display Certificate.


The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.

Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.

For information regarding your specific state massage license requirements and approvals, visit our Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements page by clicking here.

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