- Benefits [Add photo here.] 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 few massage routines? Because our program involves many different styles of touch, movement, interaction and communication, research has shown the positive effects infant massage and the IAIM program are extensive. We classify the benefits of our program into several areas: Relaxation Improved sleep patterns Normalizing of muscle tone Increased flexibility Regulation of behavioural states Improved ability to calm (also known as self-regulation and “self-settling”) Reduction in stress hormones Higher levels of relaxing and brain development hormones (esp. oxytocin and serotonin) Stimulation Circulatory system Digestive system Hormonal and immune system Nervous system and brain Respiratory system Vestibular system (coordination and balance) Attentional systems (learning and concentration) Muscular development and time Growth Elimination Sensory integration Mind/ body awareness Interaction Improves parents’ confidence and trust in their own abilities Improves bonding and secure attachment (important for life-long mental health) Supports the development of trust and confidence Assists verbal/ non-verbal communication Develops pre-verbal language skills Promotes facial & emotional recognition, and imitation (essential for social skills) Utilization of the senses to communicate feelings…
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The Many Benefits of Infant Massage
Find out about the many ways infant massage can help your baby and support you as a parent.
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Find out about the infant massage classes around the world, offered by our certified instructors.
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We just had a wonderful IAIM Educational Conference and General Assembly in Lisbon, Portugal!
The week-long program included an Educational Conference, a General Assembly, chapter and trainer meetings, many committee, circulito and board meetings, great speakers, and much more.
Watch for a slide show of photos, coming soon.