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Tina Allen


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Tina Allen, founder of leading children’s healthcare organization Liddle Kidz® Foundation (LKF), is an internationally respected educator, author and expert in the field of infant and pediatric massage therapy. Ms. Allen is largely credited with popularizing pediatric massage therapy and is the premier expert and authority on infant and pediatric massage therapy.

Ms. Allen is the award-winning author of the bestselling book, “A Modern Day Guide to Massage for Children”.

Her integrative approach has provided her the unique opportunity to develop and consult on numerous pediatric massage programs, research studies and pediatric massage protocols. She has collaborated with healthcare professionals throughout the world to provide pediatric massage therapy in 100+ medical institutions; including the Mayo Clinic, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Tokyo National Metropolitan Children's Hospital.

Ms. Allen's work with children has garnered international honors and recognition. Her approach to global healthcare has benefited numerous countries. She regularly develops comprehensive global outreach programs where qualified volunteer healthcare ambassadors join the Liddle Kidz® Foundation to create a sustainable impact in the communities they serve. Multiple documentaries have been created of her impressive global work.

Tina Allen lectures internationally, and travels 365 days a year in a tour bus with her husband and their awesome son.

Awards & Honors

2016 Governor's Citation | State of Maryland

2013 American Massage Therapy Association AMTA/MA Distinguished Service Award

2012 Massage Therapy Foundation/Performance Health Humanitarian of the Year

2011 International Massage Therapist of the Year

2009 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Inductee

California’s Champion for Children

Richard Ryder Award for her dedicated and passionate service

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