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Episode 111 – Techniques + Benefits Of Infant Massage w/ Melanie Wattles

Episode 111 – Techniques + Benefits Of Infant Massage w/ Melanie Wattles

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On today’s episode with Melanie, we’re chatting about infant massage….

  • How she got into infant massage from being a nurse
  • What are the benefits of infant massage
  • What are some techniques that moms can use on their babies right now

Connect with Melanie over on Facebook + her website!
Connect with Lahana from Thrival Nutrition over on Facebook, Instagram, and the blog!

About Melanie Wattles

Melanie is a Registered Nurse (RN), a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI 1, 2)
and a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist ( CPMT). Melanie owns Babystrokes and
teaches Infant / Child Massage and offers in home massage for children over 1 year of
age. Melanie has been a parent educator for Seton /Ascension Health teaching Infant
Massage to expectant parents.
Melanie received her CIMI certification through the International Association of Infant
Massage in 2001. She updated her skills in January 2014 and received her CIMI2
Certification through “WINC Without Borders” (World Institute for Nurturing
Communication). Melanie was trained by Tina Allen and received her CPMT through the
Liddle Kidz Foundation in June 2016. Melanie is also a Registered General Nurse and a
Registered Sick Children’s Nurse in the United Kingdom.
Melanie has over 25 years experience in Pediatric and Neonatal Nursing. Melanie is also
certified in Infant / Child CPR.
Melanie is originally from the UK but after 25 years she considers herself to be an
Austinite. Melanie, her husband Daniel , her son James and “Queso” the cat live in
southwest Austin.
Lahana Vigliano
lahana@thrivalnutrition.com

Lahana Vigliano is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and CEO of Thrival Nutrition. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science and currently pursing her Masters Degree in Nutrition Science and Functional Medicine. Lahana and her team help support women who struggle with weight loss, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, and many other lingering issues that leaves women not feeling their best. She uses food as medicine, as well as herbs and supplements when needed, to support her clients. She looks at the whole body holistically making sure women are understanding how nutrition, sleep, stress, and their environment impact their health. Connect with her on Facebook + Instagram (@thrivalnutrition).