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Pediatric Massage Training | Special Health Care Needs | Internationally Accredited Certification

About the Trainer | Tuition & Registration | Training Includes | Who Should Attend | Certification Process | CEH | CEU  

Liddle Kidz Foundation CPMT Certification The comprehensive Pediatric Massage Training for massage therapists and health care professionals provides educational and professional training to those who wish to enhance their skills.

Through this training, participants learn to provide massage therapy for children with special health care needs, who are hospitalized or have been diagnosed with a terminal illness in hospice care.

Pediatric massage techniques for working with children with varied physical, developmental, and mental challenges will be demonstrated and practiced during hands-on in class sessions. The benefits and importance of individualized adaptations, including cultural considerations, for using massage therapy will be explained.

Liddle Kidz | Pediatric Massage in the Children's Hospital During this training, you are reminded to consider each unique child before, during and after every massage session. When working with children it is extremely important to understand methods of respectful approach. We must remember to meet each child at their level and respect their personal space.

During this training, we will review respectful, mindful considerations and suggest how to introduce your touch in the correct manner for children. Unique communication skills to expand interaction and engage children in massage therapy are also learned.

At the completion of this training, many participants choose to provide pediatric massage therapy within a medical institution or other healthcare setting. In these situations, especially due to the vulnerability of children, we understand the great importance of professional boundaries, safety guidelines, considerations for working in medical settings including infection control and patient privacy. Each participant must fully understand their role in the health care team of the child prior to being asked to provide massage therapy in a health care setting.

Pediatric Massage | Tina Allen |Liddle Kidz FoundationThis Pediatric Massage training session will also enable participants to examine and understand their role in the pediatric hospice team. We will discuss hospice philosophy, end of life issues, tools for coping with the psychological impact of death, dying or loss and how to work with children and families facing terminal illnesses.

Ms. Allen has trained numerous massage therapists, bodyworkers, physicians, neonatologists, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, child life specialists, and other healthcare professionals who have gone on to provide pediatric massage therapy at some of the world’s leading medical institutions including the Mayo Clinic, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is delighted to offer this evidence based course, so that others may have the wonderful opportunity to provide massage therapy for children throughout the world community.

 

 

Bullet Point Overview of the Liddle Kidz  Certified Pediatric Massage Therapists Trainings

  • Pediatric massage techniques and methodology
     
  • Massage Stroke Adaptations for children with special healthcare needs
     
  • Age appropriate approach and communication
     
  • Overview of growth and development
     
  • Current relevant massage research and how best to stay in touch with current research developments
     
  • Benefits of pediatric massage
     
  • Considerations for providing massage therapy for children of all backgrounds, including cultural considerations
     
  • Medical, healthcare and parental consent considerations
     
  • CPMT™ Guide (provided in class)
     
  • Supervised Practical Experience: In-class hands on practice.
     
  • Exam – the exam is administered and graded to ensure full understanding of the material presented, and to give participants any additional guidance prior to completing the CPMT™ course
     
  • After course mentoring from our Pediatric Massage Master Teacher
     
  • Processing of CEH/CEU paperwork and certifications as applicable

    Certification Process:
     
  • Student participants complete the entire 2-day in class course session and exam

    Additional after course (out of class) requirements:
     
  • Locate and read a published research study related to pediatric massage therapy
     
  • Summarize the study.  Then return summary & entire study to master teacher for review and approval
     
  • (more information provided during CPMT™ Course)

 

 

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

Finally, an accredited pediatric massage certification program for healthcare professionals who wish to expand their practice by providing massage therapy and nurturing touch for pediatric clients.  The Liddle Kidz™ Foundation CertificationPlease don't tell me that I can only get one massage today!! course is an intense, fun and effective way to master the core skills of pediatric massage.

Founded by Pediatric Massage Master Teacher and philanthropist Tina Allen, the Liddle Kidz™ Foundation offers a new, comprehensive, research based pediatric massage training course and teaches students what they really need to know to provide pediatric massage.

Any experienced 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’s needs, however, there are few opportunities to learn the skills they really need from a working healthcare professional who has provided pediatric massage education throughout the world.

As a CPMT | Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist, you have the special opportunity to impact a child and their family for a lifetime.

 

About the Trainer

Tina Allen |  Founder & Director,  Liddle Kidz Foundation | Internationally respected author, lecturer and authority on Infant and Pediatric Massage Therapy.Tina Allen is an internationally respected author, lecturer and authority on infant and pediatric massage therapy.  Ms. Allen managed the United States first comprehensive pediatric massage program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and developed pediatric massage programs at Mattel Children’s Hospital (UCLA) and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

She is currently consulting on the development of comprehensive pediatric massage programs for some of the world’s leading medical institutions including for The Mayo Clinic, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.   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. Read Tina Allen’s Entire Biography

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Tuition & Registration

Please see our Calendar for upcoming Training Dates and Registration Information.

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Training Includes

  • Two days of specialized comprehensive pediatric massage training
  • In-class hands on practicum
  • Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT) Training Manual is included in your tuition

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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.

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Certification Process:

In order to become certified as a Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT™), you must attend the entire 2-day course, complete verified research study summary and a comprehensive exam. Once your trainer approves your completed work, you will be granted certification from the Liddle Kidz™ Foundation as a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist.

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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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