Welcome to the International Loving Touch Foundation (ILTF) Infant pediatric massage instructor CIMI® community!
The International Loving Touch Foundation is one of the world’s first established training programs of infant massage. ILTF was officially incorporated in 1992 although its founder began teaching infant massage in the early 70’s. ILTF is an accredited program that provides trainings, resources and classes in the field of infant and pediatric massage. Loving Touch® educates healthcare professionals in our Hybrid ONLINE course (details in the above online link) and offers in-person group trainings in 2-day formats. Most in-person trainings have been on suspension due to COVID-19, however, we now have a few scheduled. We also provide on-site trainings for groups.
Our program meets the Oregon Health Authority’s definition and standards for EBP’s and is listed under prevention on the Oregon Registry** as an approved Evidence-Based Practice (EBP (Discipline: Prevention) hands-on certification training, known as the CIMI® (Certified Infant Massage Instructor) Training Program. CIMI® is a registered trademark and is a recognized acronym for Certified Infant Massage Instructor.
Our Founder and Director Diana Moore, MS, LMT, CIMI® is a recognized leader and specialist in the traditional art of infant massage and has been educating parents and training healthcare professionals for over 40 years. She has authored books, lectured at conferences, produced audio visual materials, created infant massage educational materials for instructors, traveled overseas training and developing programs in orphanages and much more. She developed our online course which was recently launched.
ILTF’s Certified and Licensed Trainers have trained and educated countless numbers of healthcare professionals and parents worldwide. Once certified you have an opportunity to advance to a Licensed Trainer status through our program. There is a broader need for CIMI’s worldwide in all disciplines.
Loving Touch® provides infant pediatric massage parent classes, instructor certification, continuing education, infant massage class materials and marketing support through our MY CIMI® portal for trained instructors. In our CIMI® International Registry you can read more about our Instructors and find their specialized calendars of classes exclusively for parents and their families.