• Infant Massage USA® is Endorsed By:

    This excellent program recognizes the crucial importance of the early attachment relationship between baby and mother (or primary attachment figure).
    Sir Richard Bowlby

    ..Certified Educators of Infant Massage (CEIM) are skilled in supporting new parents in learning the art of infant massage while deepening their relationship with their baby.
    Dr. William and Martha Sears, California

    I heartily endorse the work of Infant Massage USA® because the organization understands that touch is not just a good idea, it is a necessary nutrient.
    Peggy O’Mara, Editor and Publisher, Mothering, New Mexico

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