Hello, my name is Melissa Duffy. I am an LMT and the founder of Caressing Care LLC.
I became a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in 2010 and have found it to be one of my greatest passions. My career has grown with each opportunity, and I am delighted that it has lead me to work with children.
Children have had a place in my heart since I too was a child.
I truly believe children deserve the best of care and attention in their health and well-being. My mission is to bring massage therapy and touch education to every family.
I first became interested in Infant Massage in 2018 and became certified with the International Association of Infant Massage and Infant Massage USA and wanted to learn more but that foundations didn’t accommodate.
To help make my pediatric massage a reality, I sought the best in pediatric massage training with Tina Allen, the founder of the Liddle Kidz Foundation.
Liddle Kidz is an international non-for-profit organization
Their mission is to educate the public and health professionals about the benefits of positive, nurturing touch for growing children. She and her team have developed evidence-based infant and pediatric massage program and teach them all over the world. I am very fortunate to have Tina as a mentor and teacher.
Education and Training
Clinical Massage and Spa Therapies Program – Academy of Massage Therapy
Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist – Liddle Kidz Foundation
Touch Therapy for Trauma – Liddle Kidz Foundation
Touch Therapy for Autism - Liddle Kidz Foundation
Certified Infant Massage Teacher - Liddle Kidz Foundation
Certified Infant Massage Teacher with Special Healthcare Needs - Liddle Kidz Foundation
Certified Infant Massage Instructor – Infant Massage USA, International Association of Infant Massage
Yomassage Therapist - Yomassage™
Yomassage Self Care Practitioner -Yomassage™
Mindful Touch Practitioner - Yomassage™
Certified Energetic Yomassage Practitioner - Yomassage™
Trauma Informed Bodywork - Yomassage™
Advanced Trauma Informed Bodywork - Yomassage™
Pregnancy Massage – North Jersey Massage Training Center
Certified Headaches & Medical Massage - North Jersey Massage Training Center
Certified Manual Lymph Drainage: Hollywood Med-Spa Style - North Jersey Massage Training Center
Certified Manual Lymph Drainage: Boca Lymphlift of the Head, Neck and Face - North Jersey Massage Training Center
Certified Manual Lymph Drainage: Mommy & Me - North Jersey Massage Training Center
Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher - Yogapalooza
DONA - Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula
ProDoula Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula
Certified Infant Massage Teacher
Certified Infant Massage Teacher for Special Needs
Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist
Upledger Craniosacral for Autism
Touch Therapy for Trauma
Certified Teacher of Mindfulness & Kids Yoga
Certified Manual Lymph Drainage - Mommy & Me
Certified Manual Lymph Drainage - Hollywood Med-Spa Style
Certified Manual Lymph Drainage - Boca Lymphlift of the Head, Neck and Face
Headaches & Medical Massage
Pioneer in Cannabis Massage
Melissa Duffy LMT, CPMT, CIMT, CD-PIC, PCD(DONA)