Melvia Malubay is a licensed massage therapist and Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist with specialized education in Touch Therapy for Pediatric Oncology Patients practicing in Davao City, Philippines.
She is the very first qualified and Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist in the Philippines, and the owner of Cherubs Pediatric Massage Therapy Clinic.
As an educator and massage therapy trainer at Asian Wellness and Spa Academy, Melvia provides dynamic leadership to brand new massage therapists and helps guide them in their professional healthcare career.
For 17 years, Melvia worked in the governmental sector for the Department of Agrarian Reform for the Philippines Government, where she aimed to impart a government initiative that aims to grant landless farmers and farmworkers ownership of agricultural lands. She has also worked in the international sector, both at the Al Ahli Hospital, Doha, Qatar and with the RP-Japan Youth Friensdship Programme Japan International Cooperation Agency in Tokyo and Yokohama.
Melvia's community service in the Philippines serves a multitude of populations, but has a specific focus to serve children, family and healthcare staff who work with pediatric patients.
She has given talks, lectures and outreach care to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), House of Hope, Beacon Learning Center, Philippine Pediatric Society, and Bolton SPED School, and strives to share the many benefits of Pediatric Touch Therapy with as many people as possible.
Why do you feel you would be an asset to the Liddle Kidz Foundation volunteer team?
I am passionate about helping children in my country and am excited that Liddle Kidz Foundation has organized a team of Global Healthcare Ambassadors to impart their knowledge and skills with children, families and staff throughput the country.
Why would you like to participate in this outreach event?
I traveled to Los Angeles, California to train with Tina Allen of the Liddle Kidz Foundation because I was unable to find training and education to serve my needs in the Philippines. I see the need of children and healthcare staff and want to be able to share this valuable information with them on a larger scale. To be able to participate in an amazing team, learning and sharing throughout the country, will help me to achieve a goal of seeing the many benefits of nurturing touch spread throughout the Philippines for the love of all growing children.
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!