Vicki Lleonart LMT/CST, CIMI
Vicki attended The Ohio State University in the Allied Health field, then became a Licensed Massage Therapist working with various populations in the healthcare environment for the past 16+ years. She received her license from The State of Ohio Medical Board as a Limited Branch Practitioner in January, 1997.
She has worked in both private practice, in a physical therapy facility, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. These opportunities have allowed her to collaborate with highly skilled medical professionals within the medical community providing opportunities to do therapeutic work, incorporating massage therapy with various modalities on adults and pediatrics, and education to strengthen, relax and heal.
Her specialized skills and continued education include: Swedish Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, CranioSacral and Neuromuscular Therapy,Infant and Neonatal Massage for Special Needs Infants & Children,Massage for Critically Challenged Infants and Children, and Pregnancy Massage.
While on staff at Nationwide Children’s Hospital her work history included Staff Massage Therapist throughout the hospital working in the Cardiac ICU, Burn and Orthopedic Unit, Rehabilitation Unit, Hematology/Oncology Unit, Pain Team, and Lead Massage Therapist in the NICU as part of the interdisciplinary team working with healthy and medically fragile newborns.
She is also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), & Certified Infant Instructor Trainer (CIIT). Vicki trained with highly skilled, NICU RNs, PTs, OTs, and spent many years teaching families and caregivers to connect with their baby in a nurturing loving and therapeutic way that is both gratifying and empowering for both the infant and parent. She now offers training to other professionals and is the owner of Kidz Kneads, LLC to work with infants and toddlers outside the hospital environment.