The comprehensive Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz® with Common Childhood Ailments Course for massage therapists and healthcare professionals provides educational and professional training to those who wish to enhance their skills. Through this training, participants learn to provide massage therapy, nurturing touch techniques, and touch therapy for children.
Children require tactile stimulation through a variety of sources in order to fully develop their body, mind and spirit. Those children who receive massage therapy may experience many benefits including decreased anxiety, improved muscle tone, enhanced pulmonary and immune function, enhanced body image, increased bonding and attachment, healthy sense of boundaries, stress reduction and an overall sense of well being. Massage can also be useful I targeting ailments specific to children.
Throughout this children’s massage course explore causes of common childhood ailments, and find ways of increasing tactile stimulation and providing relief from some of these everyday discomforts including sinus and chest congestion, constipation, stomach aches, headaches, eye fatigue, ear aches, growing pains and everyday stress and tension.
Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz with Common Childhood Ailments uses adaptations of massage therapy as appropriate for children. Massage is adapted for each individual child client on a specific case by case basis. With each child, it is important to build a rapport and trust in your professional relationship. Learn to ask permission effectively and understand both verbal and non verbal cues.
Each child needs to know they can trust you, and that you will listen to their requests. Learn how to explain massage to children in age appropriate language. By learning to appropriately ask permission prior to massage, you’ll encourage children to develop healthy boundaries and become more secure as they grow older. It is very empowering for a child to have the ability to direct their therapeutic session, and at times even refuse it. Once they trust you, they can relax and just feel the many benefits of the massage.
We understand that children have different physical, emotional and developmental needs than adults, which is why we have developed this children’s massage course with early childhood development considerations. During this course you will learn to use massage and touch therapy to interact with children using age appropriate activities that stimulate a child’s development. Developed with young children’s language level in mind, storytelling and songs are used to connect with and engage children.
During this course, we will discuss indications for massage therapy for children as well as contraindications for providing touch therapy during times of illness will be discussed.
Our Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz with Common Childhood Ailments
(Massage for Children) Training Course includes:
Finally, a children’s massage course for healthcare professionals who wish to provide touch therapy for children with a purpose of relieving common childhood ailments. The Liddle Kidz® Foundation course is an intense, fun and effective way to advance your massage therapy skills and embrace children in your practice.
Founded by master teacher and philanthropist Tina Allen, the Liddle Kidz® Foundation offers a new, comprehensive, research based training course and teaches students what they really need to know to become an advanced professional in the area of pediatric massage therapy.
Any experienced healthcare professional will tell you that there is a world of difference between learning how to massage a child from a book or DVD, and knowing how to provide the best care to meet a child and families needs, however, there are few opportunities to learn the skills they really need from a working healthcare professional who has provided infant and pediatric massage education throughout the world.
With specialized advanced training in Massage for Children, you have the unique opportunity to impact a child for a lifetime.
About the Trainer
Tina Allen, Founder and Director of the Liddle Kidz Foundation, is the premier expert and authority on infant and pediatric massage therapy. She is an internationally respected lecturer, educator, and award-winning author of the best selling book "A Modern Day Guide to Massage for Children”.
Ms. Allen managed the United States first comprehensive pediatric massage program 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.
She travels 365 days a year in a tour bus with her husband and their awesome son, sharing the benefits of nurturing touch!
Tuition & Registration
Please see our Calendar for upcoming Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz with Common Childhood Ailments Training Dates and Registration Information.
In-class hands on practicum
Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz with Common Childhood Ailments Guide (provided in class)
After course mentoring from your Liddle Kidz® Foundation International Trainer.
Who Should Attend
Health care professionals, professional massage therapists and body workers, parents and caregivers of children with specific medical conditions which may benefit from the use of massage therapy. Those who attended and completed the Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT) Course, and wish to provide advanced Pediatric Massage Therapy.
Nursing CEH – Continuing Education Contact Hours
Liddle Kidz is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15018
Massage CEH - Continuing Education Contact Hours
Massage CEU - Continuing Education Units
Liddle Kidz Foundation is approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider Number 450613-08
Tina Allen is approved in Canada by: College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMT), The College of Massage Therapists Ontario (CMTO), The Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA), The Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (MTAM), New Brunswick Massotherapy Association, Northwest Territories Massage Therapists Association
For more detailed information please visit our Continuing Education Approvals page for State, Provincial, National and International CE Approvals
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