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Sedalia, MO – June 21 & 22, 2023 – Certified Infant Massage Instructor Training CIMI® – Lynn Barts

June 21, 2023 @ 8:00 am - June 22, 2023 @ 5:00 pm PDT



Participants through detailed instruction are trained to teach parents/primary caregivers The Loving Touch® Method© of massage with their newborns and children through a demonstration approach using a doll. This is a parent delivered activity. The goal is to empower parents/caregivers to have hands-on contact with their children to improve the parent/child connection. Our certification training is presented through PowerPoints/Keynotes, lecture, audio-visual aids, shared discussions, and hands-on learning with dolls. If possible, there will be an in-person demonstration lab/or Zoom with parents and their newborns each day of the training for more in-depth learning. The Post-Practicum portion follows the training to conclude certification. Participants completing the Post-Practicum which includes: Take home Open-Book exam, parent instructional practicum with observational write-ups and successfully passing will achieve their Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI®) Certificate. Participants have a 2 month window to complete the program. Extensions may be granted on an individual request.

Graduates become a part of the International Registry of CIMI’s through International Loving Touch Foundation, Inc.  IL Early Intervention Training Program | 16 credential hours approval in the area of Working with Families. Read more about Becoming a CIMI®. Information on continuing education (see CE HOUR Accreditation information)

Who Can Attend:  The CIMI® Certified Infant Massage Instructor program is an evidence-based program (discipline: prevention) designed for Nurses, Lactation Consultants, Speech Language, Early Intervention Specialists, Occupational & Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists, Developmental Specialists, Parent Educators, Child Life Specialists, Social Workers, Home-base visitors and healthcare professionals who work with infants and children. Other interested individuals should contact us directly.


Lynn Barts, MA, CIMI®, ILTF Trainer

(314) 313-5970 info@iteachbabymassage.com


  • June 21, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. CST
  • June  22, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. CST
  • Lunch break 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. 
  • Free Parent-Baby Massage Demo Class 2:00- 3:00 pm both days

Included Readings & Supplies with paid fees: 

    • Instructor Training Manual, handouts and oil.
    • Touch — by Tiffany Field
    • Baby Massage: Calming Power of Touch — by Heath and Bainbridge
    • Brain-Based Parenting — Hughes & Baylin
    • Modalities of Massage – Elaine Stillerman, Chapter Six: Infant Pediatric Massage by Diana Moore  (available only through Loving Touch)
    • Demonstration Doll: LaBaby Doll by JC Toys. 20” Soft Body with vinyl or non-cloth head, arms, and legs.

               (Specify doll choice at check out: Asian, African/American, Caucasian, Hispanic

Training Fee: $720. Includes all course materials.


1) One recommendation/character reference letter from a health care professional or professional supervisor/peer recommending you to this program.

2) One personal letter explaining why you want to learn and teach the Loving Touch® Parent-Infant Massage Program. (150-200 words)


June 21, 2023 @ 8:00 am PDT
June 22, 2023 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Event Category:
www.lovingtouch.com; www.iteachbabymassage.com


Lynn Barts, MA, CIMI®, Licensed Trainer
Amber Reyes – local contact: areyes@chs-mo.org


Center for Human Services – Harris Center
4515 Main Street Road
Sedalia, MO 65301 United States
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