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Simkin Center: 2024 Certified Educator of Infant Massage Workshop , July 27-30 (in-person)

Jul 27, 2024 - Jul 30, 2024

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Course Date and Time 
This workshop is in-person, at Bastyr Kenmore Campus 
14500 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore, WA 98028

July 27 - July 28, 2024  



Cost for the workshop is $695.


Final registration deadline is July 1, 2024. 

Health and safety protocols will be in place and may require masking. More information about safety protocols will be released closer to the training. If you have any questions regarding this training or attending in-person classes at Bastyr University, please call us at (425) 602-3378. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellation requests made at least 30 calendar days before the first day of the workshop are eligible for a full refund, minus a $150 processing fee. Cancellation requests made less than 30 calendar days before the first day of the workshop are not be eligible for a refund. We must receive your request in writing via email.


To receive your certificate of completion, you must attend the entire workshop. No transfers or make-ups are available for Certified Educator of Infant Massage. If you have any questions about our registration policies, please don't hesitate to contact us via email at or give us a call at (425) 602-3378.



Course Details 

This Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM) Training is through the USA Chapter of the International Association of Infant Massage, recognized in over 90 countries worldwide with Chapters in 60 countries.


Educators of infant massage lead group and private classes for parents & caregivers in how to massage their babies and children. 


In this class, you’ll learn infant massage strokes, infant cues and communication, the research on and clinical benefits of infant massage, group facilitation and teaching skills, touch approaches for the growing child and adaptations for the baby with special needs. Certification qualifies the student to demonstrate and guide parents and caregivers in the practical application of infant massage. 


Trainers, educators and students use baby dolls to practice and demonstrate strokes. This is not a hands-on-baby course. However, the course includes a live parent/baby class in which students observe and practice teaching with excellent supervision and opportunity for evaluation. An open book, and a take-home exam is also included. 


Audience: This International Association of Infant Massage approved certification workshop is designed for those who want to promote nurturing touch and communication between parents, families, caregivers and their infants and children. Because this is not a hands-on baby course, students do not need to be licensed to touch. 

Certification: The instructor is committed to assisting in the certification process for each student. Certification is internationally recognized by the title Certified Educator of Infant Massage. To be certified, students must complete the full 4-day course, fulfill verified practicum hours and successfully complete the exam. 


The Curriculum 

  • History of infant massage and the IAIM 
  • Self-awareness 
  • Infant behavioral states, cues and reflexes 
  • Teaching skills 
  • Bonding and attachment 
  • Emotional elements and support 
  • Communication skills 
  • Demonstration of strokes and gentle activities 
  • Group facilitation skills 
  • Massage and the growing child 
  • Teaching the benefits 
  • Special situations and infant crying 
  • Touch and massage research 
  • Promoting your services 


PRIOR to the Training all registered participants are required to enroll with the USA Chapter (more information after you have registered for this course)

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Many nurses, massage therapists, early intervention specialists, child life specialists, physical and occupational therapists, and others have taken Infant Massage USA's Certified Educator of Infant Massage trainings and received CEUs which are approved by institutions listed below. Please note "Infant Massage Certification Training Part 1" is the 4 day training; Part 2 - "Infant Massage Certification Training Part 2" is the completion of the exam plus the practicum. More information can be found on the Infant Massage USA website.   


Ohio Nursing Association
Approval #2023-0000000279 - This continuing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an Ohio Board of Nursing approver. (OBN-001-91)
Part 1 – Approved for 25 Contact Hours
Part 2 – Approved for 28 Contact Hours


California Nursing
CEP Provider Number 14734 (Until 8/31/2024)
Part 1 and 2 - Approved for 28 Contact Hours each


The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. - AOTA
Provider Number #6015 - until 11/01/2030
Part 1 - Approved for 2.5 CEUs
Part 2 - Approved for 2.6 CEUs


National Certification for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Approved Provider # 450085-06 (Until 7/19/2026)
Part 1 – Approved for 28 CE Hours
Part 2 – Approved for 28 CE Hours


Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
Approval Period: December 3, 2021 - December 3, 2025
Part 1 - Approved for 2.4 CEUs
Part 2 - Approved for 2.8 CEUs


Approval Number: #928 (exp. 7/25/2024)
Part 1 - Approved for 14 Contact Hours


Postpartum Support International
6-Hour Advanced Requirement Affiliate Program


International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

Approval Number: C2022146 (6/17/2022 - 6/2023)

Part 1 - Approved for 24.5 R-CERPs

Part 2 - Approved for 27 R-CERPs


Texas Physical Therapy Association

Approval Number: 76299TX

Approval Period: July 13, 2022 - 7/13/2024
Part 1 - Approved for 24.58 CCUs




JoAnn Lewis, LMT, CEIM, IAIMT, has worked as a Massage Therapist in her private practice of family massage since 1995 and in teaching parent/baby, pregnancy partner, couples, and professional massage for nearly as many years. Her first degree in Education was from the University of Iowa.


JoAnn became a Certified International Trainer in 2005 with the International Association of Infant Massage, and is primarily working with the USA Chapter; Infant Massage USA.  In 2004-5 JoAnn worked in Belgium to create the Belgium Chapter of the International Association of Infant Massage with Instructors there. She has also done humanitarian CEIM Trainings in Haiti and annually for ten years at Bastyr University/ Simkin Center and throughout the USA Northwest and Western regions.


Currently, JoAnn teaches at her Family Massage Education Center in Ashland, Oregon and conducts CEIM Trainings virtually and in-person.




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(425) 602-3378 
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