Pediatric Massage: Turning Research into Results
Discover the joys of massaging children with the world’s foremost expert Tina Allen who has set up massage programs for infants and children in hospitals and orphanages around the world. Together you’ll explore exciting new research and learn the truly fascinating range of benefits of pediatric massage. More importantly you’ll discover how to apply those findings to your practice including how to make quick connections with infants and kids and communicate clearly through touch. We’ll take a particularly close look at infant massage and massage for children with Autism spectrum disorders, Cerebral Palsy and trauma. This course includes the documentary film, "Outreach in Japan 2011."
Tina Allen, founder of leading children’s health and nurturing touch organization Liddle Kidz™ Foundation, is largely credited with popularizing pediatric massage therapy. Her innovative approach to children’s health has allowed her the unique opportunity to create pediatric massage programs in leading medical institutions including the Mayo Clinic, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Tina’s work with children around the world has garnered international honors including the Massage Therapy Foundation/Performance Health Humanitarian of the Year and the American Massage Therapy Association Award for Distinguished Service. She travels 365 days a year in a tour bus with her husband and their awesome son, Otis sharing the benefits of nurturing touch!