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Canadian Massage Conference 2012 | Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada | October 12, 13 and 14

Tina Allen | Liddle Kidz | World Masage ConferenceLiddle Kidz Founder, Tina Allen, presents during the Canadian Massage Conference | October 12 – 14

Ms. Allen will present 3 separate presentations:

  • A Special Introduction to Pediatric Massage
  • Pediatric Massage: Highlighting the Effects of Trauma
  • Pediatric Massage: Highlighting Massage for Autism & ADD/ADHD


1 Hour Session | Course Description:
“A Special Introduction to Pediatric Massage”

During this session, participants learn about the many benefits of pediatric massage, who is qualified to perform pediatric massage and how to receive appropriate training in this growing field.

The importance of receiving specialized training to work with pediatric clients and children with special health care needs, who are hospitalized or have been diagnosed with a terminal illness will be discussed.

Additionally, we will review research/evidence-based benefits and indications for pediatric massage therapy.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Benefits of pediatric massage and relevant research facts
  • Applications for, and where to use, pediatric massage
  • How to receive training in pediatric massage therapy



3 Hour Session | Course Description:
“Pediatric Massage: Highlighting the Effects of Trauma”

The impact of child abuse and trauma is far greater than its immediate effects.   Trauma may come in many forms including hospitalization, experience physical and verbal abuse and traumatic natural events. 

These experiences can shape a child’s development, and have consequences that last for years beyond the actual event.   Research now shows that the physical, psychological, and behavioral consequences of child abuse and neglect impact not just the child and family, but the community as a whole.   With appropriate safe, and effective interventions, we can provide children with compassion, nurturing and tools to ease the effects of trauma.

During this session, participants will learn about childhood trauma and effects

We will discuss the evidence based practice of pediatric massage therapy and indications for innovative use.

We will explore the importance of strategic approach for working with children with traumatic backgrounds.

A series of massage strokes will be taught, and hands-on practice will demonstrate how this sequence and approach may be especially beneficial to children.

This session includes a special presentation of a documentary by the Liddle Kidz Foundation of working with children in Japan after the traumatizing effects of the March 2011 Tsunami.



3 Hour Session | Course Description:
“Pediatric Massage: Highlighting Massage for Autism & ADD/ADHD”

We are in the midst of a global epidemic. Children are diagnosed at an ever growing rate with one of many developmental disorders that include autism, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

According to a report published in the journal Pediatrics, 1 in every 88 children ages 3 - 17 years in the United States is estimated to have an autism spectrum disorder.   The cost of a child’s lifelong care can be reduced by as much as two-thirds, when early diagnosis and appropriate interventions are put in place, such as the therapeutic intervention of pediatric massage therapy.

During this session, participants will learn about the evidence based practice of pediatric massage therapy and indications for innovative use.

Hands-on exercises will include utilizing childhood toys to increase tactile stimulation.

A series of massage strokes will be taught, and hands-on practice will demonstrate how this sequence may be especially beneficial to children diagnosed Autism and ADD/ADHD.


About the Canadian Massage & Chiropractic Conference (CMC):

One ConceptThe ONE Concept Group is pleased to announce the NEW Canadian Massage & Chiropractic Conference, October 12-14, 2012 in beautiful Niagara Falls Canada.

We are excited by the addition of the Canadian Chiropractic Conference 2012. We’ve listened to our exhibitors and attendees, and we are aiming to fill this underserviced market.

The Sheraton On The Falls Conference Centre & Casino will be the location for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Conferences. This world class facility is located in Niagara Falls. Canada’s # 1 tourist destination.

2012 Canadian Massage & Chiropractic ConferenceThe Sheraton boasts some of Niagara Falls’ greatest attractions including The Hard Rock Café, Planet Hollywood, Rainforest Café, the magnificent Hershey’s store and the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. The Niagara region is also host to over 70 wineries and over 30 Golf Courses.

We have some of the world’s most sought after educators teaching at our Conference this year, an opportunity for Health Professionals to learn from some of the pioneers in our field.

We invite you to join us in Niagara Falls in October, to help us grow and further our professions , with the education and products needed for us all to promote a healthy lifestyle

Come and see us at the Canadian Massage Conference!


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