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Pediatric Massage

By Tina Allen, LMT, CPMMT, CPMT, CIMT

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With over a decade of service to children and families, Tina Allen, founder of leading children's health and nurturing touch organization Liddle Kidz™ Foundation, has become a respected international lecturer, author and authority on infant and pediatric massage.

Ms. Allen managed the United States first comprehensive pediatric massage program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), where she trained volunteer massage therapists and medical professionals to work with hospitalized patients. She developed pediatric massage programs at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and is currently consulting on the development of comprehensive pediatric massage programs for The Mayo Clinic, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Shriner's Hospital and Sutton Children's Medical Center.

Her innovative approach to children's health has allowed her the unique opportunity to educate families and professionals throughout the world in the many benefits of nurturing touch. At personal request, Ms. Allen has taught in England, France, Sweden, Canada, Japan and Thailand.

A widely known expert in her field, Ms. Allen has appeared on NBC, The Learning Channel's "Bringing Home Baby", KCET and PBS' "A Place of Our Own". Ms. Allen has also received recognition as First 5 California's Champion for Children, was honored with the Richard Ryder Award for her dedicated and passionate service, is a 2009 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Inductee, and 2011 International Massage Therapist of the year.

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