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American Massage Conference 2012 | San Diego, California
Join Ms. Allen for special presentations on the “many benefits of Infant Massage and Pediatric Massage Therapy.”
Workshop sessions will provide participants with information on providing infant and pediatric massage therapy, nurturing touch techniques and touch therapy for children. Learn how to incorporate these beneficial modalities into your professional massage therapy practice. Ms. Allen will discuss evidence based practice for providing touch therapy for children and how children benefit from this nurturing intervention.
(April 20–22, 2012)
Join Tina Allen in Vancouver, BC at The Early Years Conference | Vancouver, BC CANADA
Ms. Allen will present “Infant Massage: A Nurturing Intervention for Optimal Child Development.”
Babies and children simply love to be touched. In fact, they thrive on it and it is crucial to their development. During this session learn evidence-based benefits of infant massage, massage techniques, indications/contraindications, how to become certified to teach infant massage, and the importance of nurturing touch in healthy emotional relationships
(February 2-4, 2012)
Tina Allen presents during the Canadian Massage Conference | Burlington, Ontario, CANADA
Ms. Allen will present “A Special Presentation on Pediatric Massage Therapy”
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.
(November 4th -6th , 2011)
Join Tina Allen, for a very special presentation “Pediatric Massage and Nurturing Touch for Hospitalized Children”. | Mayo Clinic | Rochester, MN
Ms. Allen will present “Pediatric Massage and Nurturing Touch for Hospitalized Children”.
During this class, participants will learn to use appropriate touch therapy techniques for children who have been hospitalized. Hands-on exercises will include adapting storytelling for massage time and utilizing common childhood toys to increase tactile stimulation. A series of massage strokes will be taught and hands-on practice will demonstrate how these techniques may be especially beneficial to children.
(August 30th, 2011)
Liddle Kidz Founder, Tina Allen, presents during the Florida State Massage Therapy Association Conference | Orlando, FL
Ms. Allen will present “How Does Pediatric Massage Therapy Benefit Children with Autism (ASD)?”
The incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders is growing at a rapid rate. Many healthcare professionals and caregivers are seeking various therapies to introduce appropriate stimulation for these children. Research indicates that massage may provide relaxation, stress reduction and calm muscle spasms. Research has also demonstrated that this type of intervention may promote more on-task and social relatedness behavior during play, children with ASD show less erratic behavior, and are more attentive after receiving massage therapy. (June 22 – 26, 2011)
3rd Annual Childhood Cancer Symposium | Hosted by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation | Philadelphia, PA
Ms. Allen will present “Massage for Children with Cancer and nurturing techniques for the entire family.”
Many families express that they experience anxiety and stress as their child undergoes treatment, and the stress can continue even when their children are not receiving active treatment. There are many secondary effects that require care and follow up. Massage therapy can be a helpful tool in not only easing anxiety, but also the side effects of treatment.
(June 18, 2011)
American Massage Conference | Atlanta, GA
Liddle Kidz Founder, Tina Allen will present “Pediatric Massage: Highlighting Massage for Autism & ADD/ADHD.”
Join Tina Allen for this three hour workshop introduction to Pediatric Massage: Highlighting Massage for Autism & ADD/ADHD. This course is for massage therapists and healthcare professionals provides educational and professional training to those who wish to enhance their skills. Through this advanced training, participants learn to provide massage therapy, nurturing touch techniques, touch therapy, tactile introduction, sensory stimulation & integration for children who have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. (May 20 – 22, 2011)
Liddle Kidz Founder, Tina Allen, presents during the 14th Annual Children – the Heart of the Matter Conference
Ms. Allen’s Workshop “Infant Massage – Creating Connection through Nurturing Massage”
Babies and children simply love to be touched; in fact, they thrive on it and it is a crucial part of their healthy growth and development. During this session learn the many benefits of infant massage, current infant massage research, and how to become certified to teach infant massage to parents and encourage children’s development with the nurturing touch of infant massage. (February 5, 2011)
2010 World Massage Festival | Lexington / Berea, Kentucky
Join Liddle Kidz Founder, Tina Allen, at the World Massage Festival for two very special courses never before taught in a public offering.
Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz®
During this introductory class, participants will learn to use appropriate touch therapy activities for healthy children. Hands-on exercises will include adapting storytelling for massage time and utilizing common childhood toys to increase tactile stimulation. A relaxation series of massage strokes will be taught and hands-on practice will demonstrate how this sequence may be especially beneficial to children.
Touch Therapy for Common Childhood Ailments
During this class participants will learn how to adapt touch therapy to provide relief for some of childhood's most common ailments including Sinus and Chest Congestion, Constipation, Stomach Aches, Headaches, Eye Fatigue, Ear Aches, Growing Pains, everyday stress and tension. Contraindications for providing touch therapy during times of illness will be discussed. (June 18–20, 2010)
2010 Oncology Massage Healing Summit | Northwestern Health Sciences University | Minneapolis, MN
Join Liddle Kidz Founder, Tina Allen, at the 2010 Oncology Healing Massage Summit for a special presentation on Massage for Children with Cancer.
To a child who has been diagnosed with Cancer, their symptoms are often accompanied by pain, anxiety, loneliness and fear, so, it makes sense that many practitioners, and families, are turning to the nurturing touch of massage therapy to provide much needed care and comfort. During this session participants will review the most common types of childhood Cancers and methods used to treat children with Cancer. Research benefits of using massage therapy for pediatric clients will be discussed. Additionally, participants will learn, and practice, a hands-on protocol to be used with pediatric oncology clients. (Friday, April 30, 2010 & Saturday, May 1, 2010)
Liddle Kidz Founder, Tina Allen, presents for Families Helping Families, Inc. at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport, Louisiana
Ms. Allen will provide a special presentation for Families Helping Families, Inc.
During the presentation she will share information and advice on using pediatric massage, and nurturing touch techniques, with children who are affected by Cerebral Palsy. (Feb 22 & 25, 2010)
Liddle Kidz Founder, Tina Allen, presents during the World Massage Conference
Ms. Allen will present “What is Pediatric Massage?”
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. (November 12 – 17, 2009)
Boston Children’s Museum | Join Liddle Kidz Founder, Tina Allen, at the Boston Children’s Museum
The Liddle Kidz® Foundation is excited to be special guests of the Boston Children’s Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. Located on Children's Wharf along the Fort Point Channel, Boston Children's Museum is the second oldest children's museum in the United States.
Families Loving Bond Symposium | Los Angeles, CA
Ms. Allen will provide information and advice on using infant massage and nurturing touch techniques with babies. Learn how this special time together can be shared to enhance communication and a family’s loving bond. (Tuesday, September 22, 2009)
2009 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
"After years of service to the massage profession and for impacting the field in a direction few have chosen, working with youth, it is with great pleasure and gratitude that I acknowledge Tina Allen as an Inductee into the 2009 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame."
Mike Hinkle – Founder, World Massage Festival and Massage Therapy Hall of Fame (April 25-26, 2009)
Wee Welcome’s Mama Mingle | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The Liddle Kidz® Foundation is excited to participate in Wee Welcome’s upcoming Mama Mingle – Ottawa. During the event an official Liddle Kidz® Foundation Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT) will be mingling with the mamas, as well as offering advice and techniques for using infant massage with their babies. (Thursday, February 26, 2009)
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services, Wilmington, Delaware | Pediatric Massage
Tina Allen of Liddle Kidz® Foundation, will present two special information sessions on Pediatric Massage during her visit to Delaware.
The Council of Human Development
Conference on Children’s Development in the 21st Century
Tina Allen of Liddle Kidz®, will present a workshop on Peaceful Touch® for educators attending The Council of Human Development Conference on Children’s Development in the 21st Century, to be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
The conference follows, and expands upon, the themes laid out in the book “Human Development in the 21st Century: Visionary Ideas from Systems Scientists” (edited by Alan Fogel, Barbara J. King, and Stuart Shanker) forthcoming in late January from Cambridge University Press.
The conference is intended to be of particular importance for connecting scientists and researchers with health and education professionals, as well as, parents. The council’s intention is to establish a direct link between scientific achievements on one hand and community needs on the other. Furthermore, the conference will be a place where researchers will be able to exchange the latest findings as well as the developing ideas in all areas where a systems approach is applicable. (May 29 – June 1, 2008.)
United Way | Success by 6 | Passport into Fatherhood Event
Liddle Kidz® Foundation will present a special Teachable Moments booth at the upcoming United Way | Success by 6 “Passport into Fatherhood” event at Wilmington Park Elementary School in Wilmington, California. (May 31, 2008)
Wendel Family Dental Centre in Vancouver, Washington | Special Family Workshop
Tina Allen of Liddle Kidz®, will present a special family workshop on infant and children’s massage at Wendel Family Dental Centre in Vancouver, Washington. (May 30, 2008)
Little Company of Mary Hospital | Wilmington Ready for School Commencement Ceremony
Tina Allen, LMT, CPMMT, CPMT, CIMT of Liddle Kidz®, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Wilmington Ready For School parent graduation ceremony hosted by Little Company of Mary Hospital and Los Angeles Unified School District. Wilmington, California (August 2007)
Wee Welcome | Mama Mingle Vancouver: Mom & Baby Pampering
Tina Allen, LMT, CPMMT, CPMT, CIMT will be mingling with the mamas, offering advice and techniques for using infant massage with their babies. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (June 2007)
PAC/LAC Perinatal Annual Conference, Quality of Life for Families XI: Improving the Outcomes of Pregnancy, presentation title: “NICU and Beyond”: Promising Practices in Neonatal Support.” (June 2007)
Glendale Memorial Hospital, presentation title: “The Heart Touch Project Children’s Program: Massage for Hospitalized Infants and Children” (February 2007)
Valley Presbyterian Hospital, presentation title: “The Heart Touch Project Children’s Program: Massage for Hospitalized Infants and Children” (February 2007)
Kiwanis International, presentation title: “The Heart Touch Project Children’s Program: Massage for Hospitalized Infants and Children” and “Global Outreach to Orphans with HIV/AIDS in Thailand” (December 2006)
UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Palliative Care Conference, presentation title: “The Heart Touch Project Children’s Program: Pediatric Palliative Massage for Infants and Children in hospice care and in the end stages of their life” (November 2006)
Shomrei Torah Synagogue Religious School, presentation title: “The Heart Touch Project Children’s Program: Youth Opportunities to volunteer and create hope for Infants and Young Children” (November 2006)
IAIM®, International Association of Infant Massage, presentation title: “Importance of Touch for Infants” and ‘How we develop our Touch History” (July 2006)
2nd Annual Making Connections Parenting Conference, First 5 LA, workshop title: “Connecting through Touch: Massage for Infants and Young Children” (March 2006)
Parenting with Pride: LGBT Family Conference, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, Southern California Regional Conference, workshop title: “Infant Massage: Bonding through Touch” and “Massage for the Growing Child” (March 2006)
CHLA (Childrens Hospital Los Angeles) Grand Rounds, Comfort and Pain Management in Pediatric Medicine, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Saban Research Center, presentation title: “The Heart Touch Project, CHLA-Heart Touch Massage Program” (March 2006)
Lennox School District, Lennox, California, workshop series: “Compassionate Touch Parent Education, Infant and Children’s Massage Instruction in School Environment” (February 2006)
ICARE (Infant Childhood and Relationship Enrichment) Network Conference, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, presentation title: “Infant Massage: The Importance of Touch” (February 2006)
Learning and Growing Together, CHLA (Childrens Hospital Los Angeles), parent education instruction: “Compassionate Touch Parent Education, Infant and Children’s Massage Instruction for Children affected by Spina Bifida” (October 2005)
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