Jessica Barbosa is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT) with specialized training in working with children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy and Childhood Cancer, and a Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT) with additional training in the NICU Touch Therapy providing massage therapy in Toronto, Ontario since 2005.
She graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree from University in 2004. While at University she worked with a variety of athletes as an athletic trainer gaining extensive clinical and field experience and being able to develop treatment and rehabilitation programs. In 2005, Jessica successfully graduated from College as a Registered Massage Therapist.
In additional to her specializations in pediatric massage therapy, Jessica also provides pregnancy massage and kinesiology taping. Her work experience additionally includes treatment with a number of elite athletes, including CFL players, Major League Baseball players, University varsity athletes some of which went to the 2004 Olympics, and numerous marathon runners.
Jessica has worked with babies and children for many years, from summer camps, to coaching sports to treating babies and children in a clinical aspect. Her passion has always been wanting to give back and help people, especially children.
In her spare time, she enjoys laughing with friends and family, especially her little nephew and loves animals’ especially her little doggy. She loves to dance, check out sporting events especially hockey, baseball, and basketball and she loves to make people smile and laugh with her witty ways and humor.
She is really excited to be taking part in this amazing opportunity in the Philippines and looks forward to providing exceptional quality care and nurturing touch to those she meets on this journey.
Why do you feel you would be an asset to the Liddle Kidz Foundation volunteer team?
Aside from my professional massage therapy background, I am a very caring, compassionate, warm and considerate person who is dedicated to this outreach event. My positive attitude and outgoing personality along with a bright contagious smile, will all be a great asset to the team.
Why would you like to participate in this outreach event?
Since being introduced to pediatric massage and the Liddle Kidz Foundation, I have always wanted to take part in this amazing opportunity. However, time was never on my side, as I had to take care of a family member who was ill. I think that this will be a fantastic journey and the experience will be something I would never be able to duplicate. I am very passionate about helping others, and feel this just takes that to a whole new level.
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!