Infant Massage Instructor Training

Professional 4 day Instructor training's with the International Association of Infant Massage.

'The purpose of the International Association of Infant Massage is to promote nurturing touch and communication through training, education and research so that parents, caregivers and children are loved, valued and respected throughout the world community'

The IAIM training equips students to teach parents how to massage their babies with the knowledge of the latest research in infant mental health, bonding and attachment. The structure of the training blends theory, communication skills, practical teaching and practice within a group and parent baby setting. As a Trainer with the IAIM Kirsty works to a code of practice which ensures skills are kept up to date and in line with best practice from around the world. See for details.

After the four days there is an open book exam which includes theory and practical elements in which students have four months to complete in line with the IAIM guidelines. On successful completion of the training students are eligible to join the IAIM in respective countries and may use the title CIMI (Certified Infant Massage Instructor).

Kirsty has been a CIMI since 2000 and a Trainer since 2005 playing an active role in establishing, a not for profit organisation in 2002 which supports new instructors and parents.

2023 dates:

    • Bru Columbanus, Wilton, Cork City
      January 23rd-26th
    • Golden Egg Holistic, Glenfield, Portlaoise
      July 18th-21st
    • Hotel Woodstock, Ennis, Co Clare.
      September 18th-21st

2024 dates:

    • Tralee, Co Kerry.
      March 19th-22nd
    • Glenfield, Co Laois.
      July 16th-19th
    • Ennis, Co Clare.
      September 16th-19th

In-house training's available on request.



The four-day training in Ireland is 810 Euros which includes all tuition, course materials, healthy teas and snacks, exam fee, certification with the International Association of Infant Massage and student membership with Baby Massage Ireland until you qualify.

A demonstration doll is not included in this price, a professional doll is an extra 70 Euros.

Apply to attend this course!

Infant massage training application form