Infant massage is a brilliant way to touch and nurture your child. Using the techniques of Infant Massage developed by Vimala McClure are a magnificent way to further develop the parent/child relationship. Research shows that babies who are massaged: May sleep deeper and longer, spend more time active and alert for learning, increase bonding and attachments to their parents, and have improved elimination. Touch helps the parent and infant form a trusting secure relationship, stimulates brain development and promotes body awareness. Infant massage helps parents feel more comfortable in their parenting skills, be more aware of their baby, understand and respond to their baby’s cues, gives the parent time to relax and unwind, and can also help ease the stress of a working parent who is away from the child during the day. The Region 3 ECI program now has an Educator of Infant Massage, certification pending through Infant Massage USA, making this training available to parents and their babies.