International Federation of Infant Massage

About IFIM

“A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside; when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.”

Continuing Education

We are a nationally accredited program offering continuing education for Healthcare Professionals.

about infant and baby massage

It is never too late to begin massage…

Whether your baby is a newborn or several years old, massage can bring immediate and lasting results. Expectant parents who take infant massage instruction in advance are ready to begin this wonderful loving touch right from the start. Infant Massage is a very old parenting tradition that has been modernized and is in active use today supported by evidence-based research. There is recorded history of the use and practice of infant massage amongst many different cultures around the globe. In the last half of the last century, in the early 70’s infant massage began to appear in the western world.


Anita Epple


Pauline Carpenter


Chief Adviser