27 Sep WCW- Meredith Nathan
I am so excited about my September WCW for a couple reasons! First, this woman introduced me to the weekly networking group I’m a part of. Each Thursday morning for over four years now, I’ve met with 15-20 other women all focused on their own businesses. I’ve learned a ton, and I am forever grateful to have this amazing sounding board with my own ventures! In part, this blog itself stemmed from these women!
Second, my WCW has an amazing opportunity coming up for many of my blog readers! If you’re a massage therapist, I’ve most likely reached out to you about participating in an awesome continuing education opportunity! Here is the woman behind this outstanding program!
Meet Meredith Nathan; Believe in Better Health
When did you decide you wanted to start your business?
I started working with Pulling Down the Moon directly out of massage school, over 14 years ago. One of my teachers knew the owners and connected us. However, I was there 5 years watching fertility patterns, developing and testing techniques, and tracking the success rates of my clients before developing the Fertility Enhancing Massage (FEM) Protocol. This is when I felt that not only was I a part of an extremely special center, but that our massage programs were unlike any other out there, and we were becoming a cornerstone in helping our clients achieve healthy pregnancies. This is when I started feeling the service we provide is unique and invaluable, and my passion for providing it expanded exponentially.
Who has been your biggest mentor and what have you learned from them?
It’s hard to list just one, as I’m blessed to have so many incredible people around me. Beth Heller and Tami Quinn, co-owners and founders of Pulling Down the Moon, have been an incredible source of inspiration. Both suffered from personal loss, failures, and tragedies. And both took their pain and created something beautiful out of it, something that would support women and couples undergoing fertility that they never had while they were on their own journeys. On a separate note, my husband and I have had the chance to learn from Larry Winters, a former car wash manager turned millionaire, and author of ‘Live the Dream, No More Excuses’. With almost no formal education, he dedicated himself to studying success principles, working hard, and sacrificing his own time to serve people. Thirty years later he lives a lifestyle second to none. Success principles don’t change, regardless of the industry you’re in, and he and his wife’s example is a true American success story of what can happen when you believe in yourself, trust your creator, and live a life focused on helping others.
What would you consider to be your biggest success?
The birth of my son Max (who is one year old today as I write this!). Never did I realize 14 years ago when I started working at Pulling Down the Moon that I would one day be a client. And not once did I think as I was developing the FEM Protocol that it would play a crucial role for my husband and I as we were trying to conceive. I’m thankful for the inspirational, spiritual nudge to create it. Thankful that I was able to keep my body as healthy as possible during my pregnancy through great nutrition and bodywork. And thankful that today Max is the absolute light of my life!
Where would you like to see your business go in the next year?
It would be wonderful if everyone could access the FEM Protocol, but currently it only exists in Chicagoland and around Washington, DC, plus there are only 9 therapists in the world that are trained to do it. My hope is that with the development of our Fertility Massage Continuing Education that more therapists out there in the world will be able to provide basic techniques to empower women and couples to conceive. Coupling that with healthy diet, lifestyle choices, and nutritional supplements, I hope we can help facilitate the birth of a number of healthy babies!
Why should someone hire you?
I’m extremely committed to the mission at Pulling Down the Moon as well as working with families to help them achieve their goals.
And just for fun, what’s the one beauty product you can’t live without?
Artistry Light Up Lip Gloss – the colors/texture are amazing, and I look super cool when I unscrew the top and it lights up!
If you’re looking to start a family, Meredith can help! Her passion and experience in helping couples become parents has been highlighted in Conceive Magazine, Massage Magazine, Beat Infertility, and Conceive on Air. She’s the daughter of a Biophysicist and a CranioSacral Therapist, blending the best of holistic modalities, grounded in science.
Meredith led the development of the Fertility Enhancing Massage (FEM) Protocol in partnership with Pulling Down the Moon, after working with thousands of women seeking to improve their fertility since 2004. The FEM Protocol was nationally recognized by the NCBTMB in 2016 and Meredith, along with Pulling Down the Moon, became approved providers of continuing education to other Massage Therapists. As I mentioned above, she is currently developing additional continuing education programs for Massage Therapists to be able to assist couples trying to conceive. If you’re interested in participating, contact Meredith here.
Wanting multiple tools to help her clients achieve their wellness goals, Meredith also studied nutrition, supplementation and nutrigenomics. Taking a balanced approach of working with the body from the inside out, as well as the outside in, Meredith strives to empower women and families to achieve optimal health, one day at a time.