Benefits

Benefits of the IAIM Infant Massage Program

Did you know that parents who take a class with IAIM learn much more than just the mechanics of a massage routine? Our program involves many different styles of touch, movement, interaction and communication. Research has shown that the positive effects of infant massage and the IAIM program are extensive.

These benefits can be grouped into four categories: Interaction, Stimulation, Relief and Relaxation.

Interaction Benefits Include:

  • Promotion of bonding and secure attachment
  • Verbal/non-verbal communication
  • Development of trust and confidence
  • Using all the senses
  • Feelings of love, respect, and being valued

Infant Massage Stimulates:

  • Circulatory and digestive systems
  • Hormonal and immune systems
  • Coordination and balance
  • Learning and concentration
  • Muscular development and growth
  • Mind and body awareness

Massage Helps Relieve:

  • Gas and colic
  • Constipation and elimination
  • Growing pains and muscular tension
  • Teething discomfort
  • Cramps

Promotes Relaxation Which May Result In:

  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Increased flexibility and muscle tone
  • Regulation of behavioral states
  • Being calm and being able to calm themself
  • Reduction in stress hormones

 

Training Schedule

Austin, Texas    **Sold Out**
July 29-Aug 1

Denver, Colorado
August 12-15

Houston, Texas
October 21-24

Dallas, Texas
August 26-29

Las Vegas, Nevada
November 4-7

Mission: 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.