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Tina Allen receives 2012 Humanitarian Award

Oct. 24, Akron, OH – Ms. Tina Allen, LMT, was presented the Massage Therapy Foundation / Performance Health 2012 Humanitarian Award at this year’s American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) convention held in Raleigh, North Carolina.

October 29, 2012  By Massage Therapy Canada

Health partners with the Massage Therapy Foundation to present this award
annually. Ms. Allen, a pioneer in the field of pediatric massage, was honored
for her efforts in embracing the power of massage and the mission of the
Massage Therapy Foundation to promote education and research while serving

over a decade of service to children and families, Ms. Allen, founder of Liddle KidzFoundation (LKF), a leading
children’s health and nurturing touch organization, has become an
internationally respected educator, author and expert in the field of infant
and pediatric massage therapy. She is a Pediatric Massage Master Teacher and a
Licensed Massage Therapist, who has dedicated her life to sharing the nurturing
effects of touch with compromised children around the world. Ms. Allen managed
the United States’ first comprehensive pediatric massage program
at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and developed pediatric massage
programs at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
She is currently consulting with a number of leading medical institutions internationally
to implement safe and effective pediatric massage programs.

“It is
truly an honor to recognize Tina, a caring therapist, a devoted educator, and
someone who is truly dedicated to building and strengthening massage,” stated
Marshall Dahneke, President and CEO of Performance Health. “One key to being a
true humanitarian is to find joy in our journey—by sharing unselfishly with
others. Tina, through her countless hours training healthcare and volunteer
providers around the world on the benefits of massage, often focusing on the
smallest of small and the neediest of the needy, is a true humanitarian.”


“It is
my belief that with nurturing, compassion and touch therapy, children will
develop and reach their full potential,” stated Tina Allen. “I am so honored to
receive this award and grateful for the awareness it may create for my
organization. To be recognized for doing something that you love to do is

addition to providing Ms. Allen with an award plaque, Performance Health donated
$2,500 to the Massage Therapy Foundation in her name.

Werner, president of the Massage Therapy Foundation, stated, “It is a great
privilege to recognize Tina Allen and her work with this Humanitarian Award.
The Massage Therapy Foundation was pleased to support her work in Japan,
addressing the needs of children affected by the devastating tsunami of 2011.
We hope that Tina and the Liddle Kidz Foundation will continue to bring the
gift of touch to many more children.”



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