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Australia’s Answer to the Growing Controversy to the Infant Massage and Child Health Industry

Liddle Kidz Foundation Founder, Tina Allen, responds to Infant Massage Information Service (IMIS) Allegations

Tina Allen, Founder of the Liddle Kidz Foundation, internationally respected educator, author and expert in the field of infant and pediatric massage therapy responds to the current infant massage controversy in Australia.

TOKYO, November 12, 2014 –  Infant Massage Information Service (IMIS) is under investigation by NSW Fair Trading amid allegations it faked accreditation, overcharged students and falsely claimed ties to a leading hospital.

“I cannot comment to the allegations about the IMIS specifically, as I am not privy to all of the details.  However, in no way, do I want any of this controversy to shed negative light on the safe and noninvasive practice of infant massage, or of properly trained and qualified infant massage teachers.”  stated Allen.

This controversy is an opportunity to reeducate and inform the public on the benefits of infant massage and let educators know that there is an organization out there to support them.  The Liddle Kidz Foundation is a world-wide non profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the infant and pediatric massage profession.  The organization is on par to becoming the largest infant and pediatric massage educational organization in the world, currently accredited and offering trainings worldwide, with a large expansion planned for 2015.

The Liddle Kidz Foundation has always been at the forefront of a movement to elevate the profession and practice of infant and pediatric massage to the medical and healthcare professional level.  “We have been very successful in implementing infant and pediatric massage programs in leading medical institutions around the globe.”  says Allen.

As IMIS is making national headlines, the Liddle Kidz Foundation is looking to step in and provide the change the industry has been looking for.  “We feel Liddle Kidz Foundation is different than other massage organizations, our model uses current evidence informed practice and educational methods that keep audiences engaged and involved in the learning process.”  says Allen.  “There was a void to fill, and we’re filling it.  Other organizations have been dealing with a dated model.  We have found Liddle Kidz Foundation is what people were looking for, a modern and cutting edge approach, as opposed to a 1970s style of education.”

“Our mission is clear and consistent, and will never change, ‘We are doing everything in our power to ensure that infant massage teachers have access to quality education and the support they need’, says Allen.  “The Liddle Kidz Foundation will never be more important that the professionals we train and the healthcare services we provide.”

Allen and the Liddle Kidz Foundation look to return to Australia in the fall of 2015 amidst the controversy to correct the misconceptions of the state of the industry.  “We’ve received many emails from infant massage professionals in the aftermath of the headlines involving IMIS.  When I return to Australia in 2015, I plan to work with those affected and support them."  stated Allen “The Liddle Kidz Foundation is more than happy to be a place that previously trained educators and instructors call their new home.  Currently, we are working out the details on a grandfathering program to allow qualified infant massage teachers, educators and instructors to recertify with the Liddle Kidz Foundation.”

Liddle Kidz Foundation is now looking to be the gold standard of infant and pediatric massage therapies in Australia as we have been received throughout the world, with accreditation in multiple countries, including the AAMT and AMT in Australia.

Change is coming in the form of Tina Allen and the Liddle Kidz Foundation!


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About Tina Allen, LMT, CPMMT, CPMT, CIMT

With over a decade of service to children and families, Pediatric Massage Master Teacher Tina Allen, founder of leading children's health and nurturing touch organization Liddle Kidz™ Foundation (LKF), has become an internationally respected expert in the field of infant and pediatric massage therapy.

Tina is largely credited with popularizing pediatric massage therapy and has appeared on NBC and The Learning Channel's Bringing Home Baby. Her innovative approach has allowed her 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.

Tina’s work has garnered international honors including the Massage Therapy Foundation/Performance Health Humanitarian of the Year and the American Massage Therapy Association Award for Distinguished Service.



Kristina Leone
Liddle Kidz Foundation

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