Safe and gentle treatment with female therapists trained in pregnancy massage
- A gentle way to treat common ailments during pregnancy and beyond
- Specially trained pregnancy massage therapists
- Tailored massage to help you release muscular tension
Does your back or neck hurt?
Do you have trouble walking?
Do you feel tingling or numbness?
Why women see us for pregnancy massage in Moonee Ponds
During pregnancy, you may experience:
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Back pain
- Pelvic pain
- Wrist pain
- And more
It can be stressful and overwhelming dealing with all those changes. You need some self-care.
Up to 84% of pregnant women experience back pain (Homer & Oats 2018). It’s been found that only a quarter of pregnant women complaining of low back pain were offered any support (Pierce et al. 2012).
We’re here to listen to you and give you the support you need so you get through pregnancy safely and in good health - for you and your bub.
Safe massage techniques for all stages of pregnancy and beyond
Massage techniques are adapted for your comfort and the safety of your baby. You may be lying on your side or on a pregnancy cushion on our comfortable, adjustable massage tables. Your skilled pregnancy massage therapist has special training in pregnancy and postpartum - it’s a special time after all so you deserve the very best.
Techniques that may be used during pregnancy include:
- Gentle sweeping massage
- Deeper pressure & trigger point through your legs, arms and upper back
- Bowen therapy
- Home exercise program
Pregnancy massage FAQs
Are there any side effects?
As with all therapies, there is the possibility. That’s why we spend time speaking with you to understand you and your prior conditions, medications taken, how your pregnancy is going, and more.
Your pregnancy massage therapist will treat you based on scientific literature – this means that when we prescribe we look at relevant evidence-based clinical research to make the most informed decision. More research is released every day and we keep up to date with this to make sure you get the right advice focused on keeping you and bub safe and healthy.
Can I get a rebate on pregnancy massage services?
Most private health insurance extra will cover you if you have extras cover If you have private health insurance with extras cover for Remedial Massage, you may get a rebate for your appointment.
We offer instant rebates so you’ll just have the gap to pay.
Do you have female massage therapists?
Yes. All our pregnancy massage therapists are female. They are caring and empathetic about the unique changes that happen in your body during and after pregnancy.
Do you have pregnancy props for the session?
We have adjustable massage tables that raise and lower along with pregnancy pillows. Also, we’re on the ground floor so no need to worry about walking upstairs. Best of all, we frequently treat swollen ankles, muscle weakness, back and pelvic pain that make stairs a challenge during pregnancy.
About our pregnancy massage therapists
Our practitioners genuinely care. They feel honoured to join in your motherhood journey - understanding that it’s a special time for you, and your family.
They’ll share their knowledge and create a plan to help you through pregnancy and beyond as comfortably as possible. They are here for you so you have the best pregnancy, birth and recovery.
Pregnancy massage therapists:
Our pregnancy naturopath is based in the Body and Brain clinic in Moonee Ponds which is equipped with a safe, comfortable environment for pregnant women. We’re visited by pregnant and postpartum women in:
- Ascot Vale
- Moonee Ponds
- Pascoe Vale