Becki Logan has a diverse background working with children and providing therapeutic bodywork. She is a licensed massage therapist and a developmental-preschool teacher in Chicago, IL. Becki graduated from The Soma Institute in March of 2007, and holds a degree in psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a concentration in Deaf studies.
Becki attended massage school at the Soma Institute. She loved that school's take on the clinical and medical aspects of massage. Becki says, “Anatomy thrilled me (I know strange). Really I never thought I'd become a professional massage therapist. Growing up I gave my mom, friends and family back rubs and they always gave words of encouragement by saying things like ‘you could make money doing this’. I never really believed that is where my life would lead.
However, when searching for the ‘what to do with my life’ answer, she started reading articles on benefits of massage for those with major health issues, women in abusive relationships, and developing children. She thought that this was something I should pursue.”
For the past five years, she has been a member of the LEEP Forward Inc. team where she works closely with other specialist to teach preschool children with sensory processing, speech, emotional, and/or social skill disadvantages. LEEP Forward is a small developmental preschool where she has learned about autism spectrum disorder, social communication, proprioception and human development . Becki continues to expand her knowledge and share what she knows about nurturing touch.
Becki has been trained in and implements: Kinetic Bridging (an exercise/body work technique based on developmental patterns), pediatric massage and teaching infant massage to caregivers through the Liddle Kidz Foundation, and techniques for working with children on the autism spectrum including Floortime/DIR and SCERTS. Currently she also works at Arrandt Health, an inclusive chiropractic and rehabilitation clinic, providing clinical massage.
She has gathered many unusual skills such as how to use a pulaski, drive a 15 passenger van, and teach four-square while acting as a Team Leader for AmeriCorp National Civilian Community Corps in 2004-05. Becki loves to serve the community, remain young at heart, find time to play, and enrich the lives of children.
According to Becki, “Being a part of this crew is a dream. For a long time I’ve wanted to find a way to share and develop skills through a global outreach program. I’ve been inspired by friends who were a part of PeaceCorps or taken missions trips to do something beyond our boarders.
In July 2009 I took the Liddle Kidz Foundation Pediatric Massage Course and saw the video of their recent trip to Thailand. I was hooked. I took the LKF Infant Massage Teacher course in May 2010 and also the advanced course for children on the autism spectrum. It is an honor to be a part of the team going to Vietnam!”
Why do you feel you would be an asset to the Liddle Kidz Foundation volunteer team?
“I love working with kids! I love to play! I love being creative! I love nurturing touch! My enthusiasm for making the world a little bit better is something that I hope is contagious. Seeing that massage, nurturing touch and a little stress reduction can help the lives of many is important and I feel my optimistic perspective on this will be carried through the team. Also, I do love working as a team, and gathering know-how from al types of individuals.”
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 Global Ambassador!