Baby Strokes - supporting your business so you can better serve your clients.

We offer skill-expanding classes for professionals and organizations. Understand how infant / child massage can help your clients.

“Melanie is so easy to work with! She knows her stuff. I have attended classes with her geared towards professionals and learned so much. I often recommend that my clients bring their babies to a Baby Strokes class!”

professional infant massage training

Use Baby Strokes as a resource for you and your clients!

By increasing your knowledge as a professional and understanding how infant massage can benefit parents and newborns, infants, older babies and children you can better help your clients with babies and children.

When you can help, your clients soothe and quiet their babies or manage their colicky, gassy baby it can increasing parental confidence. Research-based studies have shown this can make a positive impact on parental & maternal mental health, decreasing instances of postpartum depression in mothers.

Studies have also demonstrated that using massage in jaundiced NICU babies actually expedites discharge and this in turn reduces hospital costs and parent satisfaction.

Having an expert offer education to support your staff’s professional development is a benefit to your organization / company as it builds credibility and improves employee satisfaction.

All classes / workshops / webinars are customized to meet your organization / company needs, client needs and your specific area of practice. Choice of in person or virtual.

baby strokes infant massage. father with newborn baby


Professionals including RN, NICU RN’s physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, chiropractors, doulas, midwives, lactation consultants, sleep consultants, nannies, au pairs, infant and preschool teachers can benefit from Baby Strokes services.

Our Individual and group classes are customized to meet your professional needs and specific areas of practice.

Virtual Price:

  • Flat Rate for 60 mins $100-150
  • Sliding Scale for individuals from $10 – $70 per person 

In-Person Price (3 Person Minimum):

  • Flat Rate for 60 mins $150-$200
  • Sliding Scale for individuals from $15 – $60 per person
baby strokes infant massage. father with newborn baby


Organizations such as hospitals (newborn, NICU), chiropractic offices, breastfeeding companies, doula companies, nanny agencies, au pair agencies, preschools, parent groups, support groups, state and federally funded organizations and law offices can benefit from working with Baby Strokes. We can customize classes, lectures, workshops, seminars, and speaker events. We offer In home safety assessments and parent coaching and education (typically court ordered).

Virtual Price:

  • Flat Rate for 90 mins $160-$200
  • Sliding Scale is $15 to $90

In-Person Price (3 Person Minimum):

  • Flat Rate for 90 mins $200-$250
  • Sliding Scale is $20 to $65
baby strokes infant massage. father with newborn baby

Social Media

Online audiences, especially parents, grandparents and professionals can benefit from learning how they can use massage to help their own babies and children to relax, sleep, and gain weight. Simple massage techniques can be taught to a parent so they can offer relief to their if baby suffering with gas, colic, constipation, teething pains. In older children, massage can help with anxiety, headaches, tummy aches and growing pains. Online chats / workshops / pods are a great way to reach a larger audience, give something back to your followers and so boost your social media account

Baby Strokes can offer a customized class hosted by your social media platform such as Facebook, Instagram, Peanut.

Social media host pays fee and class is free to their audience. Pricing: $100 for up to 60 minutes.

court appointed parent visit austin texas

Are you a family lawyer?

Baby Strokes offers court-appointed home assessments and parent coaching / education visits.

Home Assessment:

The goal of this assessment is to ensure the home environment is safe and appropriate for a newborn baby / infant or older child. Recommendations will be offered if improvements can be made for wellbeing and safety of baby / child.

 Parent Coaching / Education: 

  1. Ensure the parent has a basic understanding of age-appropriate newborn / infant / child care.
  2. Educate parent on ways to soothe, calm a newborn or older baby.
  3. Offer support and resources as needed to parent.
melanie wattles testimonial

“Melanie is such an asset to our community!”

Baby Strokes has been featured on:

As well as features with Dr Katherine Melot & Adriana Cantu “Jacks Mom”

Melanie's Credentials

registered icon

Registered Nurse (RN)

certified icon

Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI 1, 2)

certified icon

CIMI certification through the International Association of Infant Massage in 2001

certified icon

CIMI2 Certification through WINC Without Borders (World Institute for Nurturing Communication) (2014)

registered icon

Registered Sick Children’s Nurse in the United Kingdom

20 years experience

Over 20 years experience in Pediatric and Neonatal Nursing

certified icon

Infant/Child CPR Certified

certified icon

Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist

Baby Strokes has also worked with these wonderful organizations:

Any Baby Can, Austin : Partners in Parenting, Austin: Healthy Start Gainsville Fl

Let’s talk about how Baby Strokes can support your business!

Let’s stay in touch!