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Infant Massage, baby massage and children's Massage Expert, Tina Allen welcomes any questions relating to infant and baby massage, children's massage, pediatric massage, and massage for infants and children who are hospitalized or in hospice care.

Additionally, through her internationally recognized volunteer work, founder of the Liddle Kidz Foundation, Tina Allen has extensive experience providing massage therapy to men and women who have advanced HIV/AIDS, are elderly or living with terminal illness in hospice care.

Experience in the area

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 an internationally respected educator, author and expert in the field of infant and pediatric massage therapy.

Ms. Allen is the author of the internationally acclaimed, “A Modern-Day Guide to Massage for Children”.
She is a Pediatric Massage Master Teacher, Developmental Baby Massage Teacher, a Licensed Massage Therapist with specialized training in providing massage therapy for infants and children with special healthcare needs. Ms. Allen understands the varied physical and emotional needs of hospitalized and medically complex infants, children and their families.

Ms. Allen managed the nation’s first comprehensive pediatric massage program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and is currently consulting on the development of comprehensive pediatric massage programs. for The Mayo Clinic, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Shriner’s Hospital and Sutton Children’s Medical Center.

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

A widely known expert in her field, Ms. Allen has appeared on NBC and The Learning Channel’s “Bringing Home Baby”, KCET and PBS’ “A Place of Our Own”. Her work has also been featured in many international publications including Massage Magazine, Massage and Bodywork Magazine and Massage Therapy Journal. She is a featured columnist with Massage Today Magazine.


Liddle Kidz Foundation NCBTMB ONE Concept ABMP • The Heart Touch Project • International Association of Integrative Medicine


Massage Magazine • Massage & Bodywork Magazine • Massage Today • International Integrative Medicine Publications in Canada, Japan and Australia • Momstyle News • Children's Hospital Compass


Licensed Massage Therapist • Certified Pediatric Massage Master Teacher • Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist • Certified Infant Massage Teacher • Developmental Baby Massage Teacher

Awards and Honors

• 2012 AMTA Humanitarian of the Year • 2011 International Massage Therapist of the Year • First 5 CA Champion for Children • 2009 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Inductee • Richard Ryder Award for Dedicated and Passionate Service

Past/Present Clients

Children's Hospital Los Angeles • Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA • Cedars Sinai Medical Center • May Clinic • AI DuPont Hospital for Children • Nemours Foundation • Connecticut Children's Medical Center • Children's Mercy Hospital • Dell Children's Medical Center • St. Mary's Hospital for Children • Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center • TrinityKids care

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Angela02/18/14101010Ms. Allen was very helpful and knowledgeable .....
Liz08/17/11101010Thanks Tina, I will email you directly .....

Recent Answers from Tina Allen, LMT, CPMMT, CPMT, CIMT

2014-03-28 Massage for CP baby:

Hello Stacey,    Thank you for your question regarding pediatric massage therapy.     Cerebral palsy (CP) is a term that refers to many possible injuries to the brain usually occurring during fetal development

2014-01-31 Infant massage:

It is important to know the best way to massage a baby before beginning. Infant massage is taught to parents and caregivers by Certified Infant Massage Teachers (CIMT).  A Certified Infant Massage Teacher

2012-11-05 Massage therapy for Adults with CP:

Hi Sandra,    Happy to answer your questions:      1)Are there any other CP targeted massage courses, close(er) to NY in 2013? The 2013 dates are beginning to be listed near and will include other options

2012-11-04 Massage therapy for Adults with CP:

Hello Sandra,    Thank you for your email and question.  The focus of the Liddle Kidz Foundation is on massage therapy and touch therapies for infants, children, their families and healthcare providers

2011-08-24 Massage for Infants with HIV:

Hi Taryn,    Thank you so much for your question and your willingness to volunteer to provide nurturing touch to children in Africa.  With anyone who is HIV positive, you do want to think about any possibilities


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