The CPMT II is an Internationally Accredited advanced training course designed as an adjunct to the CPMT, Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist course and helps healthcare providers to advance their skills for better care of children and families using pediatric massage and touch therapies.
In the comprehensive Pediatric Massage Training, CPMT II, health care professionals will learn and practice advanced techniques to gain more training and enhance their skills.
Through this advanced training, participants learn to provide massage therapy, nurturing touch techniques, range of motion and touch therapy for children who have been diagnosed with a variety of developmental conditions, neurological and muscular diagnosis with a focus on Cerebral Palsy (CP), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), and neurological conditions.
Further pediatric massage techniques for working with children with varied physical, developmental, verbal and mental health conditions will be demonstrated and practiced during hands-on in class sessions.
The benefits and importance of individualized adaptations for safe and effective use of pediatric massage therapy will be explained.
Learn more about non verbal communication, safe and helpful positioning, working with medical equipment, pressure considerations for massage and nurturing touch techniques, various symptoms, and commonly seen conditions associated with following:
• Cerebral Palsy • Neurological and muscular diagnoses such as various muscle tone (Hypertonicity, Hypotonicity) • Spasms and contractures • Therapies and methods used to treat children with CP • What to do when a child has a contracture • What to do to help prevent/delay the formation of contractures • Benefits for children and caregivers • Current research and the importance of communication • Attachment in building healthy emotional relationships and bonding •
You will learn how to communicate with parents and healthcare
providers, and how best to reach children who need your services most.
Specific concerns associated with massage use among younger children and adolescents may include fear of massage being administered by a stranger and apprehensions around touch and body image. In order to gain the child’s trust, during this course we will discuss appropriate approach to safely introduce massage and nurturing touch.
Since some clients with cerebral palsy, developmental delays, neurological conditions and muscular diagnoses may not be able to communicate verbally, we discuss how to pay very close attention to your clients' breathing patterns and facial expressions in order to develop an acute sensitivity to the clients' needs and comfort level.
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!
Attendance and completion of in-class portion of Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT) is required prior to attending the CPMT II Advanced course. You may enroll in the CPMT Course and CPMT Course II at the same time, and attend over 4 consecutive days.
Tuition & Registration
Please see our Calendar for upcoming Training Dates and Registration Information.
Who Should Attend
Certified Pediatric Massage Therapists (CPMT’s), 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 II.
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
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