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Introduction to Infant Massage

3 CE Hours - E1037

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  1. The presentation of the subject was clear and to the point.
  2. Content was interesting to me.
  3. I gained new knowledge.
  4. The materials held my attention.
  5. I can use this information in my practice.
  6. This program met my personal expectations.
  7. Overall quality of course content and materials were excellent.

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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.

Featured Reviews

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!

- Julia Whitcomb, LMBT

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.

- Christy Christensen, LMT

I love the book and it’s layout; very easy reference to specific conditions and knowledgeable information. Enjoyed the fact that the book was divided into information and techniques. I’m excited to have this in the tool belt for reference if I ever need it or get asked questions pertaining to infants. Thank you.

- Olivia Zamarron, LMT, BCTMB

The course gave me new insights into infant massage!

- William E. Laquale, NCTMB

I thoroughly enjoyed it!

- Sheila Kay Brown, LMT

This was an ok beginning course. Was good on aromatherapy and excellent on various difficulties of infant's massage work. Was ok especially for a beginner for which this course was designed.

- Sandra Jamrog, LMT, NCTMB

This course was fun.

- Kelli Biggerstaff, LMT, LMP

Great book to reference with!

- Stefanie Clary, LMT Las Vegas, Nevada

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

- K. Lee, CMT, NCTMB

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

- A. Clewell, LMP


  • 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.


Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has been practicing as a nurse since 1974. She is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas. Additionally, Ms. Burch studied under many of today's leaders in massage therapy and bodywork during the 1980s, became Nationally Certified through the NCBTMB in 1993 and holds a professional membership with the AMTA.

As founder of Health Positive!, Ms. Burch has created over 60 home study nursing and massage continuing education programs, performed over 65 public, live educational presentations, has written two published books, served as a member on the NCBTMB Continuing Education committee and was a founding member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.

Sharon is an instructor on many of the Institute's programs and has authored and co-authored various ethics courses and additional titles such as Touch for the Seriously Ill, Stress Reduction Through Bodywork, Staying Well – Naturally, Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness, Chronic Pain Management, Marketing Massage in Four Easy Steps, Preventing Medical Errors, HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Understanding HIV, Massage for Edema and more.

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