Where to Get a Pregnancy Massage in Brisbane
Looking for the best pregnancy massage Brisbane has to offer? Whether you’re on the northside, southside or right in the middle of the city, we’ve put together a list of some of the best places that offer massages for pregnant women. We have even told you where you can book a pregnancy massage at home.
And if this is your first time, we’ve put together some important information to answer questions you might have about getting a pregnancy massage.
Families Magazine Tip: Ensure you consult with your primary care provider to ensure that massage is safe for your pregnancy. Most pregnancy massage providers will not provide pregnancy massage before 12 weeks gestation (1st Trimester), but your health care provider is best suited to determine if this is right for you!
Looking for a discounted pregnancy massage? Check the range here for one that suits you!
The benefits of pregnancy massage
Aside from leaving you feeling incredibly calm and relaxed, there are lots of other positive benefits to having a massage with an experienced and qualified pregnancy massage therapist while pregnant.
- Reduce pain and discomfort in your feet, legs, hips, back, neck and shoulders
- Improve circulation and reduce swelling
- Relieve mental and physical fatigue
- Improve your sleep quality
- Assist you in maintaining a good posture
- Reduce the incidence of calf cramps
- Help relieve headaches and sinus congestion
- Reduce levels of stress hormones and increase levels of feel good hormones
Massage for pregnant mum’s can be a particularly wonderful escape, a whole 60-90 minutes of time out, where YOU are the focus – no toddlers to run after, nappies to change or tantrums to deal with!
How safe is pregnancy massage?
As long as you’re being looked after by a therapist trained and qualified in pregnancy massage you can relax knowing that you’re in safe hands. When booking your pregnancy massage or day spa indulgences ask if your therapist is qualified and experienced in working with pregnant women. If you’re nervous or anxious about having a massage while pregnant, ask how long they’ve been massaging pregnant women and how many they work with on a weekly basis.
Your therapist should take a thorough history before you climb on the table and start relaxing. This should include at the very minimum how many weeks pregnant you currently are, your health history, medications and any problems you’re experiencing with this pregnancy.
Tips for having a great massage while pregnant
The main goal of a pregnancy massage is for you to feel safe, relaxed and pampered, so if something’s not working for you, speak up!
Your sense of smell becomes heightened during pregnancy and what can smell wonderful at any other time can easily become overwhelming and make you feel nauseous or cause a headache while pregnant. If you feel uncomfortable with the use of any oils or scented products ask the therapist to use plain, unscented oils and products during your treatment.
Most places offering pregnancy massage will set you up in a side-lying position supported by plenty of pillows. Some have special overlays or specialised pregnancy massage tables with a big hole for your belly so that you can lay face down. While most pregnant women LOVE this, some find the pressure on their breasts too uncomfortable. So if it doesn’t feel good for YOU then speak up and ask to change to a more comfortable position.
Be sure to tell your therapist what sort of pressure you like best during your massage too. This is your time, so don’t be afraid to ask for what you want!
Book a pregnancy massage today!
Pregnancy massage is a proven and effective way to naturally relieve stress, pain and discomfort during pregnancy. It’s also one of the most wonderful ways to nurture yourself while pregnant. So if you’re ready to give yourself a little pampering, read on for our suggestions.
Pregnancy Massage Brisbane North
Check out these places to get a pregnancy massage in Brisbane north.
Vibe Natural Health
Vibe uses specially designed memory-foam massage cushion to allow you to lie face down no matter what size your belly has blossomed to. Fully supported from top to toe, with special sections for your breasts and belly, it’s much comfier than massage tables with a belly hole.
Location: 210 Days Road, Grange
At Sol Bodyworks, a pregnancy overlay is placed on the table allowing you to easily lie face down. You’ll receive treatment from a trained registered nurse who uses advanced assessment techniques to help with challenges during and post pregnancy. It’s a real value-add service, as you’ll also receive self-care tips on posture and support to help you manage sleep, feeding and carrying your newborn.
Location: Suite 2, 6 Sibley Street, North Lakes
Northside Massage and Natural Therapies
This north side clinic offers a range of services, and all of their therapists are trained and qualified to perform pregnancy massage.
Location: Suite 9, 1344 Gympie Road, Aspley
Pregnancy Massage Brisbane South
Check out these places to get a pregnancy massage in Brisbane south.
Pregnancy and Remedial Massage
This clinic specialises in pregnancy and post-natal massage. All of the therapists have completed professional training in pregnancy massage to be able to fully understand what’s going on in a woman’s body and which techniques are safe to use.
Location: 82 Crewe Street, Mt Gravatt
Your massage therapist will position you comfortably and safely on the massage table with pillows, towels, and/or a pregnancy pillow. Their pregnancy massage can involve different massage techniques but is usually a gentle, relaxing massage that will help relieve the added strain on your back, shoulders, neck and legs.
Location: 195 Fingal Street, Tarragindi
Pregnancy massage Brisbane CBD & inner suburbs
Check out these places to get a pregnancy massage in Brisbane CBD & inner suburbs.
Catherine Dore Pregnancy & Infant Massage
Catherine is a certified pregnancy massage therapist, with the firm foundation of remedial massage and has also trained as a Nurturelife pregnancy massage practitioner.
Location: 8B/48 Sherwood Road, Toowong
Massage on Oxford
The combination of Thai aromatherapy oil massage and pregnancy is not so widely known, but those women who have received it know how great it feels and what a relief it can bring them.
Location: Shop 9, 205 Oxford Street, Bulimba
Ambience Body Therapies Bardon
Ambience offers a safe and warm environment with fully qualified therapists. This massage is done with slight variations to their standard massage using pillows and props to allow you to be totally comfortable and relaxed. Their clinic also has a pregnancy table to allow you to lie face down throughout your pregnancy massage if desired.
Location: 2/33 Macgregor Terrace, Bardon
Knead has therapists specifically trained in pregnancy massage to help you ease back and hip pain, decrease anxiety and simply take some time out for you.
Location: Level 3, 233 Albert Street, Brisbane CBD
Pregnancy massage at home
This mobile pregnancy massage service delivers rejuvenating prenatal and postnatal in-home pregnancy massages to expectant and new mums within the inner Brisbane metropolitan area.
Contact: 0419 742 468
Website: click here
Best places to get a pregnancy massage Brisbane
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