Workshop Dates

Preterm Infant Massage'


  • January 27-28
  • February 24-25
  • March 16-17
  • April 20-21
  • May 18-19

TRI Workshops

The Touch Research Institute Workshop is a 2-day intensive training course on conducting touch therapy research. There are no professional requirements for attending this workshop. The Touch Research Institute is certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). Licensed massage therapists receive 12 CEUs from attending our workshop.

Program Design

The workshop is an introduction to literature search, Research Design and hands on massage.

Touch Research workshops are NCBTMB certified (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork), and upon completion of the workshop course, the participants will be given a certificate and 12 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Research Methods Training

In addition to the hands-on experience, participants will learn basic principles of conducting research.


9am to 3pm


$500 in US funds, by check or money order, payable to Touch Research Institute (Unfortunately, credit card payments are not accepted.)
Please do not make your travel arrangements until your attendance is confirmed.

Sample Workshop Agenda

9:00-10:00 Video for preterm massage
10:00-12:00 NICU for preterm infant massage
12:00-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-2:30 NICU for preterm infant massage

9:00-10:00 Literature search with Tiffany
10:00-12:00 NICU for preterm infant massage.
12:00-1:00 LUNCH with Tiffany
1:00- 2:30 NICU for preterm infant massage

Additional Information

Attire: Because you will be visiting hospital units (Neonatal Intermediate Care Unit) and clinics with patients and doctors, we ask that you wear office clothing or scrubs and comfortable shoes.

Weather: Miami’s weather is pleasant and summer-like most of the year. However, you may wish to bring a light sweater or jacket for indoor air-conditioned areas. If you wish, a small hand umbrella is sometimes handy in case you are caught in a rain shower.