An organization that facilitates healthy touch for orphans and other children has announced the creation of a documentary film about pediatric massage.

The Liddle Kidz Foundation coordinates trips to bring massage therapists to orphaned children around the world.

In a press release, the foundation announced it has collaborated with other childcare and massage groups to complete the world’s first documentary about pediatric and infant massage.

Shot in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, in November 2011, the documentary covers the foundation’s efforts to bring nurturing touch to the people of the country. the Liddle Kidz Foundation worked with the Japanese Association of Baby and Childcare in coordinating the project, and the film was made possible with donations from the Massage Therapy Foundation, Massage Warehouse and ONE Concept Group.

“Putting this documentary together has been a labor of love for all of the organizations involved,” said Tina Allen, founder of the Liddle Kidz Foundation. “International outreach is important to us, and so we’re thrilled to be able to share our experiences in Japan through this film. As a result, more people will see the tremendous benefits of therapeutic massage for children and infants.”

Read the press release here.

Editor’s note: An article on pediatric massage by Liddle Kidz Foundation Founder Tina Allen will run in the October issue of MASSAGE Magazine.

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