Springfield, IL - June 18 & 19, 2019

Course Name: 

2-Day Certified Infant Massage Instructor Training CIMI®

Location: Women and Children's Clinic at St. John's Hospital

Classrooms 1 & 2 - 1st floor


Participants through careful instruction are trained to teach parents/primary caregivers how to massage their newborns and children through a hands-on demonstration approach using a doll. Only parents/caregivers have immediate contact with their children. The training is presented through Powerpoint presentations, lecture, audio-visual aids, discussion, and hands-on participation with dolls through a demonstration lab with parents and their newborns each day of the training. Post practicum portion follows the training to conclude certification. Participants who successfully complete the post-training exam, practicum and successfully pass achieve their Certified Infant Massage Instructors (CIMI®) Certificate. Graduates become a part of the International Registry of CIMI's through ILTF.  Read more about Becoming a CIMI®. For more information on continuing education (see CE HOUR Accreditation information)


Register Directly with BABY & ME, LLC 
1. See Registration Form Link Below (Get Adobe Reader)
2. Call Lynn Barts (314) 313-5970 or the Loving Touch office at 503-253-8482

Start Date: 

Jun 18, 2019


  • June 18, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • June 19, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Lunch break 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Lynn Barts, MA, CIMI® ILTF Trainer

Local Contact: 

Lynn Barts • info@iteachbabymassage.com • 314-313-5970

Who Can Attend: 

The CIMI® Certified Infant Massage Instructor program is an evidence-based program (discipline: prevention) designed for Nurses, Early Intervention Specialists, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists, Developmental Specialists, Home-based Visitors, Parent Educators, Child Life Specialists, Social Workers and other interested professionals who are licensed and work with infants, toddlers and children. 

Course Fee: 

$500 - $700, depending on early registration and supplies

Readings and Supplies: 

  • Touch — by Tiffany Field
  • Baby Massage: Calming Power of Touch — by Heath and Bainbridge
  • Brain-Based Parenting — Hughes & Baylin
  • Infant & Pediatric Massage — Diana Moore (available only through Loving Touch)
  • Demonstration Doll: 20" Soft Body with vinyl or non-cloth head, arms, and legs. Recommendation: LaBaby Doll by JC Toys.
  • Optional Readings: Handbook of Infant Mental Health - Charles Zeanah
  • Optional Readings: Modalities of Massage - Elaine Stillerman, Chapter Six: Infant Pediatric Massage by Diana Moore

Registration Form: 


Women & Children's Clinic at St. John's Hospital