Pediatric Massage Q&A
To a child who has been hospitalized, or diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition, their symptoms are often accompanied by pain, anxiety, loneliness and fear. So it only makes sense that healthcare staff and medical facilities are looking to pediatric massage as treatment for some of these symptoms. Research has shown that massage therapy can ease symptoms associated with pediatric medical conditions. During this Q&A presentation Tina Allen answers your questions about who may perform pediatric massage, how to become trained in this area, the many benefits associated with this modality and the research that has reinforced these benefits.
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!