Baby Strokes

Catie interview Melanie Wattles

Melanie Wattles is a Pediatric Massage Therapist and the founder of Baby Strokes. Starting her journey in London, Melanie took a short break to work in Austin, TX and she’s been there ever since. From working in NICU to case management, Melanie has spent the greater part of her career working with babies. 

Having her son later in life, Melanie’s boss encouraged her to stay home with her son and enjoy her role as a new mom. Twelve years later, Melanie found herself longing to be back at work–which is why she began Baby Strokes!

Already certified in infant massage, she took to teaching and gradually built her business based on educating parents and healthcare professionals on the benefits of infant massage, which include: 

  • Bonding & Connection
  • Teething Pain Relief
  • Decreased Stress 
  • Tummy Pain Relief 
  • Growing Pain Relief
  • Digestive Support
  • Relaxation, etc. 

Currently, Melanie is balancing her work and personal life to push forward with her business. From Zoom training to in-home classes and everything in-between, Melanie is slowly but surely scaling and spreading the news about infant massage! 

To learn more about Baby Strokes and infant massage connect on Instagram at or on Facebook at 

Don’t Miss These Moments: 

  • Infant massage education. 
  • The benefits of infant massage. 
  • Instagram networking. 
  • What’s next for Baby Strokes. 

Want to be our guest on the NursePreneur Podcast?  We are looking for NursePreneurs who are living their passion in their business.

We want to inspire nurses to be like you.  If you are an experienced NursePreneur, making an impact on the world and helping others, then we would love to chat!

Before applying, you should have a website and a successful business model.  No MLM or businesses that “tripled your income and got you out of nursing”, we want nurses who are proud to be in nursing.


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