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The International Congress on Integrative Medicine & Health | May 17-20, 2016 | Las Vegas, NV

Join Tina Allen | The International Congress on Integrative Medicine & Health 2016 is May 17 - 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV


Bridging Research, Clinical Care, Education, and Policy
Green Valley Ranch Resort | Las Vegas, Nevada | May 17 - 20, 2016


Join Tina Allen at The International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH)

Pediatric Massage: An Innovative, Non-Pharmacologic Intervention for Children Clinical - Experiential Workshop

Thursday | May 19th | 10:45am-12:00pm

Massage therapy has been found to be beneficial in many clinical conditions. Touch stimulates the brain and most noticeably affects the limbic system, which is involved with emotion, learning, and memory. Children have a fundamental need for tactile stimulation with respect to our relational nature as human beings. Touch furthers growth and development, and is essential for our survival. Receiving professional touch therapy, therefore, can be a vital contribution to the healing process and can aid in healthy development. Children require tactile stimulation through a variety of sources in order to fully develop their body, mind and spirit.

Those who receive massage therapy may experience many benefits including decreased anxiety, improved pulmonary and immune function, increased weight gain, enhanced body image, healthy sense of boundaries, stress reduction and an overall sense of well-being.

During this information-packed session, participants will learn about the many benefits of pediatric massage through review of available research, as well as the indications and contraindications for pediatric massage therapy. There will be demonstration and hands-on practice of simple pediatric massage techniques, including those which aid in decreasing anxiety, stress and discomfort and manage some common pediatric conditions like constipation and growing pains.

Participants will learn developmentally appropriate adaptations of common pediatric massage techniques and will take away applications that will add to a health care provider's professional practice and integrative tool kit.


  • Tina Allen | Founder and Director, Liddle Kidz Foundation, Vancouver, WA, United States
  • Winona Chua | The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Maria Mascarenhas | The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, United States | Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States





The International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH)About The International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH):

The Congress is convened by the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, in association with the International Society for Complementary Research, the Integrative Health Policy Consortium, the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health, and the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.

ICIMH's mission is to foster the development of new collaborations and to strengthen existing partnerships within the field of integrative medicine and health. The upcoming ICIMH will have four content areas: research, policy, education, and clinical care. This Congress will showcase original scientific research through keynote and plenary sessions, oral and poster presentations, and innovative sessions.

The mission of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health (The Consortium) is to advance the principles and practices of integrative healthcare within academic institutions. The Consortium provides its institutional membership with a community of support for its academic missions and a collective voice for influencing change.  Our membership currently includes 61 highly esteemed academic health centers and affiliate institutions.

Our Mission

  • Supporting and mentoring academic leaders, faculty, and students to advance integrative healthcare curricula, research, and clinical care.
  • Disseminating information on rigorous scientific research, educational curricula in integrative health, and sustainable models of clinical care.
  • Informing health care policy.

As an organization we are committed to sharing information and ideas, meeting challenges together in a process grounded by the values of integrative medicine, supporting member institutions, and providing a national voice for the advancement of integrative principles.

The International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH)
Bridging Research, Clinical Care, Education, and Policy

May 17-20, 2016

Registration & more information:

Green Valley Ranch Resort
2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89052


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