Welcome to the International Loving Touch Foundation (ILTF) infant pediatric massage instructor community. ILTF is one of the first established training programs of infant massage in the world. ILTF is an accredited organization that provides trainings, resources and classes in the field of infant and pediatric massage. Loving Touch® educates individuals and groups in 2- and 3-Day Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) hands-on certification trainings, known as the CIMI® (Certified Infant Massage Instructor) Training Program.
ILTF Founder and Director Diana Moore, MS, LMT, CIMI® is a recognized leader and founding specialist in infant massage and has been educating parents and professionals for over 35 years. She has authored books, produced videos, created infant massage educational materials for instructors and much more.
ILTF has trained countless numbers of parents and instructors worldwide. ILTF offers infant pediatric massage classes/certifications, infant massage products, infant massage instructor support, infant massage instructor directory and much more. See below for some of our services we offer. In conjunction with our program we have a retail store located without our corporate location called EcoBaby Gear. Our Loving Touch Classoom is a much loved and appreciated space for all the families we serve. You can viisit our store at www.ecobabygear.com.
ILTF Online Services
• ILTF Member Benefits - Certified Infant Massage Instructors
• Infant Massage Questions - How to Questions
• Infant Massage Resources - Stories, Articles, News Clips, Video's Links
Loving Touch looks forward to providing you with the tools, resources, and networking contacts you need to be successful as an infant massage instructor. Whether you teach infant massage or baby massage through your workplace or independently in your community, our Online Membership Community is dedicated to meeting your needs. The growing network of individuals who teach infant massage understand how critical it is for us to be united and work together for a common cause.
Loving Touch Instructor Commentaries
I want to thank you for the opportunity to attend your workshop in August 2007, in St. Louis, Missouri. My primary position is an Occupational Therapist in the NICU at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Infant Massage is becoming an integral part of the developmental program. I am training many parents on this technique and discovering how good the parents feel during and after the massage training. Their interaction with their baby, confidence, and sense that they can help their little one increases. I find this is one activity they want to learn and complete, much more than how to stretch their baby. I am planning to have group training in the future for parents for initial introduction then continue the individual training since we have so many individual situations (medically fragile infants). I am discovering that tactile is the earliest sense (yes, I cognitively learned this in your class) and this is where we need to start to help our little ones progress. I also plan to educate the nurses on ways to help them learn what can be done throughout the day to help the infants in their care be calm, remain stable, connect to the world and grow.
Through your training, the word of Loving Touch is being spread throughout the St. Louis area.
Susan Stuppy, OT
Occupational Therapist in the NICU
Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center