Tess Dennes is a Remedial Massage Therapist (RMT), Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT), Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT) for Special Healthcare Needs with specialized education in NICU Touch Therapy and pediatric massage for Cancer.
She graduated from the Canberra Institute of Technology with her Advanced Diploma in Health Sciences (Soft Tissue Therapy) in Canberra, Australia in 2013.
It was here that Tess discovered her passion for working with children and expectant mothers, and people with disabilities.
Shortly after her graduation, Tess trained with Tina Allen in pediatric and infant massage therapies. She is currently enrolled in university to receive her Nursing degree in Sydney, Australia
She believes this volunteer experience will assist her in her nursing studies and her journey to introduce pediatric massage programs in Australian Hospitals.
Why do you feel you would be an asset to the Liddle Kidz Foundation volunteer team?
I feel that I have so much to give in life and that this is the perfect opportunity to do so. I am very easy-going and am looking forward to working alongside other like-minded people to help make a difference.
I think there is nothing better in the world than having fun and making the most of the moment you are in.
Why would you like to participate in this outreach event?
When Tina spoke about the Global Outreach program to our class in October 2013, I knew that this was something I wanted to do when the opportunity next arose. This program is definitely going to be a challenge, but it is also going to be the trip of a lifetime that will leave me with life experiences that others may never get the opportunity to receive.
My aim in life is to help others in any way possible, and I am looking forward to giving much needed nurturing to the children we are going to meet in the Philippines and sharing our knowledge by educating the staff in the orphanages and hospitals we are going to visit.
Relevant qualifications and skills:
- Registered Massage Therapist, 2013
- Certified Paediatric Massage Therapist, 2013
- Certified Touch Therapist for the NICU, 2013
- Myofascial Dry Needling, 2013
- Kinesio Taping, 2013
- Myofascial Cupping, 2015
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!