All Trainers with Infant Massage USA have undergone extensive training to be Certified as International Educator Trainers of Infant Massage. They conduct 4-day trainings and prepare their students to be Certified Educators of Infant Massage (CEIMs).
Our Trainers have many years of experience. Three of Infant Massage USA’s active trainers were original founders of the International Association of Infant Massage Instructors in 1986 and were trained by Vimala McClure prior to 1986. DeAnna Elliott, Helen Moses and Jody Wright, were founders and continue in their role as International Trainers.
Audrey Downes and Vimala McClure are honorary Trainers and advisors.
Suzanne P. Reese
Suzanne P. Reese has a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development from California State, Northridge. Shie is a licensed massage therapist and Yoga teacher. Suzanne became a CEIM in 1998 and has worked with parents & families ever since. In 2002, she became a Certified International Trainer.
From 2002-2004 she was Vice-President of the International Board and was on the Infant Massage USA Board from 2005-2007.
Suzanne's enthusiasm to nurture families and children reach beyond the trainings and classes she leads. She has presented at live conferences, on online educational programs, and in television and radio interviews. She has provided profession expertise for various publications and has written her own book 'Soothing Strokes for Healthy Growth' published by Penquin Press. She is also a wrote and sang the songs for her 'Talk to Me' CD
Suzanne humanitarian efforts took her to Belarus with the Children of Chernobyl. Her work was recognized in a 6-page article in People magazine’s tribute to the 20th Anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster (Article dated: April 24, 2006)