We are excited to bring the Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist Course (CPMT) to the beautiful and serene San Francisco, California.
This Accredited 2-day professional training, taught by Master Teacher Tina Allen, will be hosted by UCSF/Benioff Children's Hospital, and will be held at the at UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.
Established in 1864, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a world-renowned center of science, scholarship, and health care, with 4,000 graduate students, 1,000 postdoctoral
fellows, and 15,200 faculty and staff, including an internationally acclaimed team of scientists and physicians. From the discovery of cancer-causing oncogenes, to the first successful fetal surgery, to the revolutionary cloning of DNA, UCSF has earned a reputation of the highest caliber for excellence in research, teaching, and patient care.
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco is recognized throughout the world as a leader in health care, known for innovation, technology and compassionate care. They are ranked as one of the top children's hospitals in the nation, according to a ranking by U.S. News & World Report. UCSF expertise covers virtually all pediatric conditions, including cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, organ transplants and orthopedics as well as the care of critically ill newborns.
The new, state-of-the-art, 183-bed UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco offers emergency care and specialty outpatient services. They have programs designed specifically for young patients, such as a 50-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery, recreational therapy for recovering kids and outreach clinics throughout Northern California.
San Francisco is renowned for its chilly summer fog, steep rolling hills, an eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture, and its peninsular location surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. It is the Bay Area home to many famous landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz Island, the cable cars, Coit Tower, and Chinatown.
Golden Gate Park is among the world’s greatest urban parks. Approximately three miles long and a half mile wide (1,017 acres), this treasure is covered with grassy meadows, wooded bike trails, secluded lakes, open groves, and gardens including a beautiful Japanese Garden which boasts traditional Japanese architecture, koi ponds and bamboo trees.
The Haight Ashbury community is universally recognized for its creativity and diversity expressed by the hybrid mixture of shops, residents, and its landmark place in history.
Fisherman’s Wharf is famous for its Italian seafood restaurants with waterfront views. Vendors along Jefferson Street sell Dungeness crab from steaming cauldrons, walkaway seafood cocktails and clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl, a signature San Francisco dish.
Another distinctive feature of San Francisco is The Presidio, a 1491-acre national park site and is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
The Presidio was in continuous use as a military post from 1776 to 1994, spanning the Spanish, Mexican, and United States periods. It was declared a National Historic Landmark District for its importance to Spanish colonial settlement and its prominent U.S. Army history.
Come to San Francisco and discover with us!
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 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 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, you have the special opportunity to provide specialized care through touch therapy to children who need it most.