The Future Of Massage: Pediatric Massage Connects With Children
This presentation will focus on the importance of pediatric massage and will give participants information on who may perform pediatric massage, how to become trained in this area, applications for pediatric massage, the many benefits associated with this modality and research that has reinforced these benefits. We will discuss the importance of including parents in these sessions with young clients.
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!