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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.
The CPMT is a hands-on course focusing on children from toddler age through late adolescence.
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.
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.
This 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.
- 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
- 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)
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 Certification 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 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!
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Tuition & Registration
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- 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
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.
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.
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