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Started by Barbara Moore Sep 2, 2010.

C.E. Units.

Started by Barbara Moore Aug 10, 2010.

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Comment by Tina Allen on January 15, 2013 at 11:25am

Liddle Kidz Foundation 2013 dates for Infant and Pediatric Massage Certification have been updated online on the official website:

Training courses include:

Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT)

Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT)

Touch Therapy for Autism

Touch Therapy for Cancer

Touch Therapy for Childhood Trauma

Touch Therapy for the NICU

Tuch Therapy for Cerebral Palsy

All courses NCBTMB approved, AOTA approved, Physical Therapy Approved, Approved in many states inlcuding FL, NY, TX, NE and more

Comment by Dianne Bohr on April 26, 2011 at 2:15pm

Hi Tina,

Thanks.  My pediatric training is in CranioSacral Therapy and as a school teacher.  I was carefully using some myofascial techniques that I had  used with adults.  I know children's bodies aren't as developed as adults so didn't want to tear or injure any delicate tissues.  What you suggested was similar to what I was doing with some very useful additions to do the work without causing further injury.



Comment by Tina Allen on April 26, 2011 at 7:36am
Hi Dianne,

Plantar fascitis can be quite uncomfortable for children.  I have found some success in using application of heat and then ice, with massage therapy.  Start by applying moist heat on the base of the foot for approximately 10 minutes.   Then gently work on the bottom of the foot using long, broad strokes from toes to heel.  Slowly start to increase pressure, always being mindful of the child's comfort.  Ask the child to flex his toes periodically as you continue this stroking.  After you have warmed the area sufficiently, try placing your hands in such a way that you are "hugging" the foot on the sides (your fingers will likely touch each other on the base of the foot).  Then hug the foot and move your hands simultaneously, (rotating your hands inward on top of the foot), helping the open the tissue on the bottom of the foot.  Follow with additional strokes down the bottom of the foot from toes to heel.  Finish with an application of ice.


Hope this is helpful!

Comment by Barbara Moore on April 25, 2011 at 4:25pm

Diane . planter wart is a virus, I think, I had one and cut it out with a razor and used some thing to keep like alcohol to keep the pain away, I just keep putting it on and then would do some more cutting it out.. it was so painful; before I work on it,,; when I was done ; it was gone and never came back' now if this is the same as the wart with roots.. then that what I done.. so he may have to get them cut out. then you can facilty the healing.. good luck and hope it work out . they are miserable things to have.;;

Comment by Dianne Bohr on April 22, 2011 at 6:38pm

I am working with a 9 year old boy with plantar fascitis.  This seems to have developed while he was on a foot ball team with boys older than him.  He is big for his age.  Any suggestions would be helpful.



Comment by Tina Allen on April 7, 2011 at 8:37am

Liddle Kidz Foundation | Touch Tour | New Infant Massage and Pediatric Massage Course dates for 2011 available online at


Comment by Tina Allen on January 12, 2011 at 10:29am

Liddle Kidz Foundation | Touch Tour | New Infant Massage and Pediatric Massage Course dates for 2011 available online at


Comment by Tina Allen on September 4, 2010 at 10:28am
Hi Barbara,

Yes I will offer pediatric massage courses in GA next year. You can follow my online schedule at

You can also join our email/newsletter list to receive updates directly.

All my best!

Tina Allen
Comment by Daniel Cohen on September 4, 2010 at 10:21am
Dr Zhang says: To What Condition Can We Apply Pediatric Tuina?

1.Newborn disease:
Infant Pneumonia /Diarrhea / Abdominal Distension/ Vomiting/Retention of Urine/
Constipation / Neonatal Jaundice/ Crying with Fear/ Fright at Night/
Canthal Redness and Erosion/ Encephalic / Bleeding / Waterhead

2. Head and the five sense organs :
Headache/Waterhead /Eye Dryness and Astringency / Blepharitis Ulcerosa /
Conjunctival Congestion / Pteryguim in Eye / Strabismus / Rhinitis / Nose Sinusitis /
Hypertrophy of Adenoids / Nosebleed /Chapped Lips / Wagging Tongue /
Thrush / Oral Ulcer / Halitosis / Excessive Salivation in Children/
Toothache/ Tympanitis

3. Respiratory system:
Rheum/ Pharyngitis/ Laryngitis / Tonsillitis/ Cough/ Bronchitis/ Acute Pneumonia
/ Chronic or Frequent Pneumonia/ Asthma

4. Digestive system :
Vomit/ Abdominal Distension/ Diarrhea /Bellyache/ Anorexia
/ Much Eating and Easily Hungry/ Astriction/ Rectocele
/ Prolapsed Hemorrhoid / Appendicitis/ Dystrophia

5. Urinary system :
Frequency of Micturition / Urgency of Urination /White Urine/ Hematuria
/Turbid/ Retention of Urine/ Urinary Incontinence/ Urethral Painful Swelling/
Enuresis/ Nephrotic Syndrome/ Nephritis.

6. Nervous system :
Affright / Falling Sickness / Hyperpyretic Convulsion / Walkabout Disease
/Waterhead / Paralysis

7. General disease:
Long Low Fever/ Spontaneous Sweating/ Night Sweat/ Heliosis/ Irritability Purpura
/Eczema / Urticaria / Arthralgia-Syndrome

8. Others:
Heart Disease/ Tumour/ Hydrocele/ Edema/ Heat-Syndrome in Newborn /Measles
/Chicken Pox / Parotitis/ Dysentery / Flaccidity of Nape
Comment by Daniel Cohen on September 4, 2010 at 7:42am
My friend, Dr. Zhang Yu, has a TCM clinic in Liaoyang, China. She learned Xiao Er Tuina from her Mother & Grandfather. Xiao Er Tuina is the pediatric branch of TCM. Since children do not have a developed meridian system simple work on the child's energetic system through the hands is very effective. Using Xiao Er Tuina she treats all types of childhood illness.

While I was in Liaoyang a Grandmother came to the clinic because she wanted to tell me how wonderful Dr. Zhang's treatments are. Her Grandson was born with a congenital heart disease. He had been in and out of hospitals. Finally they took him from the hospital to Dr. Zhang's Pediatric Tuina Clinic. After 10 weeks of therapy he was cured. That was years ago.

Xiao Er Tuina is an amazing branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Take a look here.

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