CIMI® Certified Infant Massage Instructor Online Course 

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About our Program:

International Loving Touch® Foundation, Inc., is an approved accreditor of Continuing Education which supports the highest ethics in preparation for becoming a Registered CIMI® Certified Infant Massage Instructor. Loving Touch® has set guidelines for admission into our program. (Updated 2024 – there are now 18 lessons)

Pre-requisites for participation include:

1. Official Registration Application

2. Letter of Professional Character Reference

3. Personal Letter of Intent and Program Waiver

When applying you will need these two letters to complete your application online. Once approved you will sign the waiver at checkout.


The CIMI® Certified Infant Massage Instructor Online Course is an evidence-based program (discipline: prevention) . Our course is designed for Nurses, Early Intervention Specialists, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists, Developmental Specialists, Doulas, Parent Educators, Child Life Specialists, Social Workers, home-based visitors, and other healthcare professionals who work with infants and children through endorsed programs. (Early Head Start programs, for example)

About our Online Training:

In our schedule-friendly format, participants will be trained through our comprehensive asynchronous/synchronous online learning course. (self-paced, best suited to your schedule). Our hybrid learning model consists of five components:

1) Foundations of Infant Massage– Lessons 1-10 online self-paced lessons (home-based study).

2) Final Exam – Lesson 11

3) Infant Massage Skills Lab – Lesson 12- a live Webinar – 5 hours

4) Infant Massage Practicum – Lesson 13-16

5) Completion – Lessons 17-18 Resources and Course evaluaton


In summary, in this hybrid online infant massage course, you will be learning The Loving Touch® Method© of infant/pediatric massage to instruct parents/and or primary caregivers on the method of massaging their newborns and children through a hands-on demonstration approach with the use of your demonstration doll. Foremost, parents/caregivers will be performing the massage. After certification, and in extenuating circumstances where parents may be absent, the instructor may provide a massage if they have hands-on authority to do so. (MD, RN, PT, OT, LMT licensed professionals for example)

The CIMI® online training is presented through PowerPoint video narrations, quizzes, demonstration videos, a live infant massage skills lab webinar, digital curriculum materials, extensive detailed references, and resources. Materials are downloadable. 

Participants who successfully complete the online course – Lessons 1-18, with a minimum of 80% grade achieve their Certified Infant Massage Instructors (CIMI®) Certificate.* Graduates become a part of the International Registry of CIMI®s through the International Loving Touch Foundation Inc. You will have access to the MY CIMI® portal where you can create an online profile, and access massage stroke sheets, parent-baby certificates, and other useful resources and documents for your classes. 

*The online course has a 90-day study period providing ample time to complete. Extensions may be granted on an individual needs basis. The post-practicum has a 2-month completion period.

Read more about Becoming a CIMI®.
For more information on continuing education (see CE HOUR Accreditation information)

The course fees cover all your supplies and shipping within the Continental USA. If you are located outside the USA, additional postage for international shipping will be charged. You can find the details of these additional fees listed in the books section on our website, or you can also inquire about them over the phone. Please refer to the Materials List for more information.

Diana Moore ~ Founder | Director of Programs

To inquire, contact us directly: info@lovingtouch.com

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All of these materials are included in the online course:

The cost for course and materials are USA domestic. All international online orders are $750 due to shipping costs. Please notify us direct of your intentions to take this course.  orders@lovingtouch.com

  • CIMI® Instructor Manual 
  • Baby's First Touch, Step-by-step Instructions for Infant Massage (English & Spanish)
  • Bottle of natural massage oil 
  • Touch  (second edition) — by Tiffany Field
  • Baby Massage: The calming power of touch — by Heath and Bainbridge
  • Brain-Based Parenting: The neuroscience of caregiving for healthy attachment—  by Hughes & Baylin
  • Infant & Pediatric Massage Chapter 6- Modalities for Massage and Bodywork, 2nd edition—  by Diana Moore (available only through Loving Touch)
  • Demonstration Doll: 20” Soft cloth body with vinyl or non-cloth head, arms, and legs.  LaBaby by Berenguer Dolls.

*Please specify in the comments field which doll ethnicity you prefer, African/American, Asian, Hispanic or Caucasian at checkout.

Further Optional Readings not included:

  • Handbook of Infant Mental Health (fourth edition) – Charles Zeanah
  • Modalities for Massage and Bodywork, 2nd edition, Elsevier 2015– 
  • The Vital Touch, by Sharon Heller