Owner/Educator

Instructor

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 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. 

Credentials

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    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. 

Qualification

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      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.