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Tina Allen | Liddle Kidz® Founder | Pediatric Massage Master Teacher


Tina Allen |  Founder, Liddle Kidz Foundation | Infant and  Pediatric MassageTina Allen, founder of the premier organization for infant and pediatric massage therapy professionals worldwide Liddle Kidz® Foundation, is largely credited with popularizing pediatric massage therapy. She is the author of the bestselling book, "A Modern Day Guide to Massage for Children".

Her innovative approach to children’s health has allowed her the unique opportunity to train healthcare staff/medical professionals and create pediatric massage programs in leading medical institutions around the world.

Ms. Allen's work with children around the globe 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!

Tina Allen | Liddle Kidz Foundation | Vietnam Outreach 2012

Awards & Honors

  • 2016 Governors Citation and Proclamation
  • 2013 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
  • First 5 California’s Champion for Children
  • Richard Ryder Award for her dedicated and passionate service


Tina Allen | Liddle Kidz Foundation | Vietnam Outreach 2010Literary Awards

  • West Region Azbee Award | American Society of Business Publication Editors
    Western Publishing Association

Pediatric Massage/Hospital & Healthcare Work

Ms. Allen managed the first comprehensive pediatric massage program in the United States and regularly provides consultation on the development of hospital based pediatric massage programs. Her innovative approach to children’s health has allowed her the unique opportunity to train hospital staff, healthcare professionals, collaborate on research studies and integrate pediatric massage therapy into some of the world’s leading medical institutions.



  • The Mayo Clinic


  • Shriner’s Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)


  • Sutton Children’s Medical Center
  • Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA


  • Mission Children’s Hospital
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center


  • K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital
  • Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children


  • Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at OHSU
  • Gillette Children’s Hospital


  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Hasbro Children’s Hospital


  • Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Hospital
  • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center


  • Sydney Westmead Children's Hospital
  • University of Maryland Medical Center


  • Crumlin Children's Hospital








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Tina Allen in Thailand on an International Volunteer Outreach in Chiang MaiInternational Healthcare/Child Care Advocacy

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.

Through Liddle Kidz® Foundation Global, Ms. Allen regularly organizes groups of professional healthcare volunteers to travel to other parts of the world to provide global outreach to children and their caregivers.

The programs provided not only include pediatric assessment and tactile therapies, but also education for staff and parents to create a program which is both sustainable and replicable.

Global outreach focuses on vulnerable infants and children, especially those who are orphaned,  have special healthcare needs, have been displaced, abandoned or neglected.

View Feature Film Documentaries of our global outreach work on our Liddle Kidz® YouTube Channel


Tina Allen at work | Liddle Kidz FoundationAppearances/Media

A widely known expert in her field, Ms. Allen has appeared on:

  • NBC
  • TLC
  • The Learning Channel’s “Bringing Home Baby”
  • KCET
  • PBS’ “A Place of Our Own”
  • Vietnam Television – VCTV
  • Hong Kong – HKTVE
  • Japan - NCCTV

Her work has also been regularly featured in many international publications, and she has been an   an invited speaker for major international conferences, Ms. Allen has presented for numerous healthcare and professional medical organizations throughout the world.


Learn more about our Partner Healthcare Organizations & Hospitals | Program Development Initiatives


As an invited speaker for major international conferences, Ms. Allen has presented for organizations such as The Mayo Clinic, Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Northwestern University of Health Sciences, St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital and Healthcare System, Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, World Massage Conference, Massage Hall of Fame, American Massage Therapy Foundation (AMTA), Society for Oncology Massage, First 5 LA, Infant Childhood and Relationship Enrichment Network, Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Glendale Memorial Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, South Bay Counseling Center, PAC/LAC (Perinatal Advisory Council: Leadership Advocacy and Consultation), The International Association of Infant Massage, ELNEC (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium), Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, Boston Children’s Museum and major school districts throughout the United States.



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Now Let's Talk about how the Liddle Kidz Foundation can  make a postive impact on your life!

Finally, comprehensive infant massage and pediatric massage certification programs for professionals, caregivers and those wanting to enhance their career or begin a new one!  As a CIMT you can enhance your existing career, or begin a new career in the wonderful world of infant massage.  As a CPMT you can enhance your career as a professional massage therapist, bodyworker or other healthcare provider who wishes to provide massage therapy for pediatric clients.  The Liddle Kidz® Foundation Certification courses are intense, fun and an effective way to master the core skills of infant and pediatric massage.

Founded by pediatric massage master teacher and philanthropist Tina Allen, the LiddlePlease Liddle Kidz, teach my Mommy & Daddy Infant Massage Kidz® Foundation offers new, comprehensive, research based training courses and teaches students what they really need to know to become infant and pediatric massage professionals.

Any experienced infant massage teacher or pediatric massage therapist will tell you that there is a world of difference between learning how to massage a baby or child from a book or DVD, and knowing how to provide the best care to meet a child's and families needs.  However, there are few opportunities to learn the skills you really need from a working healthcare professional who has provided infant and pediatric massage education throughout the world.  This is that rare opportunity!

As a CIMT or CPMT, you have the special opportunity to impact a child and their family for a lifetime.  Take the first step and get started today.



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