Video Course: Pediatric Massage: Highlighting the Effects of Trauma

Tina Allen

The impact of child abuse and trauma is far greater than its immediate effects. These experiences can shape a child’s development and have consequences that last for years beyond the actual event. Research 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.

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Tina Allen
Tina Allen, founder of leading children's health and nurturing touch organization Liddle Kidz Foundation, is largely credited with popularizing pediatric massage therapy. Her innovative approach to children's health has allowed her the unique opportunity to create pediatric massage programs in leading medical institutions, including the Mayo Clinic, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Allen's work with children around the world has garnered international honors, including the Massage Therapy Foundation/Performance Health Humanitarian of the Year Award. She travels 365 days a year in a tour bus with her husband and their awesome son, Otis, sharing the benefits of nurturing touch. Learn more at
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