Cheryle Parkes is a Remedial Massage Therapist (RMT), Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT), Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT), with specialized background in pediatric massage for Autism Spectrum Disorders, pediatric massage for Cancer, infant massage for special healthcare needs and the NICU.
She lives in Canberra Australia and is has been a licensed massage Therapist for over 20 years. Her Massage clients range in age from birth to 98 years young with diverse health issues.
In 2003 her career took a slight turn, when she began working with adult clients with Acquired Brain Injury . She realized so much could be achieved working with this population through the use of massage therapy. Shortly after, she began her care of pediatric clients with a variety of special healthcare needs.
Her work with children, inspired her to look for as much knowledge as possible to best provide for them. In 2011, finding nothing in Australia relating to Pediatric massage for Special Needs, she traveled to Canada and the United States to take courses with Tina Allen and the Liddle Kidz Foundation. Since then, she cannot get enough of Tina’s courses and is excited to continue adding tools to her tool box.
Over the past 10 years Cheryle has worked closely with her sister in the disability field volunteering and running a supported arts group that was founded in 2004.
Cheryle is honored to be part of the Outreach 2016 to Philippines and believes that by doing her part, we all contribute to making a difference to the children and care givers we get to spend valuable time with.
Why do you feel you would be an asset to the Liddle Kidz Foundation volunteer team?
I am qualified in massage therapy and have spent a large portion of career working with pediatrics. These skills combined with my ability to work well with a team, and adapt to changes easily, will be of a great asset to the group.
Why would you like to participate in this outreach event?
I am very aware of the wonderful work Tina Allen and Liddle Kidz Foundation do all over the world and would feel honored to be part of this event. I have traveled to Vietnam last year and could not help but see the need for volunteer groups to give assistance and training to the staff in the healthcare and orphanage facilities.
There are millions of infants and children worldwide who are struggling to live to their fullest potential. Would you like an opportunity to bring nurturing touch and pediatric massage to orphaned and displaced children around the globe?
Do you wish to share your skills with children who are affected by Cerebral Palsy, AIDS/HIV, landmines, Agent Orange, developmental disabilities, genetic birth defects, mental and emotional trauma?
Just ask yourself . . . can one person make a difference?
Take this moment to make a difference in the life of a child.
Apply now to be part of our next international volunteer team . . .you too, can be a Liddle Kidz Ambassador!