The IAIM First Touch program offers parents the opportunity to learn many different ways of using baby massage and healthy touch with their babies.

During the 4 to 5-session First Touch Program, you will learn how to use and adapt massage, and will also gain confidence in using your voice, movement and other forms of communication to help soothe, settle and comfort your little one. The number of sessions depends on how each parent / baby pair responds to the practice of infant massage.

Rather than teaching a one-size-fits-all approach to baby massage, using rules that may not be right for you or your baby, IAIM instructors have undertaken the highest-quality training (Underdown & Barlow, 2011) to use an approach which is both adaptable and responsive to each individual family.

IAIM Certified Infant Massage Instructors are specially trained to support you, as an individual, to use and adapt healthy touch and other types of interaction in ways that suit your own parenting style and choices, as well as the unique (and often changing) needs of your individual baby.

The IAIM mission is 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.