Melissa Ladensack, Child Life Specialist and Infant Massage Expert

Melissa Thomson was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. She studied education at Arizona State University where she received both her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. Melissa is a Certified Child Life Specialist at Honor Health Scottsdale Shea and has as a passion for normalizing the hospital experience for children from birth – 17 years.

Melissa first learned about the amazing benefits of infant massage through her career in Child Life and received her infant massage certification through the International Loving Touch Foundation in 2012. Melissa believes that by educating parents about the importance of touch, children will grow up physically and emotionally healthier, which translates into life long benefits!

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