Pregnancy Massage

Melanie Parsons
Ghost Gum St
Bellbowrie 4070
0411 282 256
Bellbowrie, Kenmore & Indooroopilly areas

Melanie has had 21 years experience in the natural therapies industry and specialises in Pregnancy Massage and Reflexology

Appointments are based in Bellbowrie

Pregnancy Massage is able to provide support for pregnant women during all stages of pregnancy which may help her to have an easier, less painful labour.  The pregnant woman undergoes a myriad of physical and hormonal changes to cater for the growing fetus.  Some of the benefits of pregnancy, labour and post natal massage are:

  • Stimulates and balances glandular system
  • Increases lymphatic circulation, reducing oedema and fatigue
  • Improves blood circulation to all areas
  • Enhances waste product removal
  • Alleviates stress on weight-bearing joints and musculofascial structure
  • Maintains flexibility in muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints
  • Reduces muscle spasms and leg cramps
  • Reduces and alleviates neck and back pain caused by improper posture, muscle weakness and imbalances
  • Relaxes the mother decreasing stress on mother and baby
  • Provides emotional support and nurturing
  • Improves motherʼs body awareness during pregnancy
  • Increases the mother's ability to listen to her body during labour and birthing
  • Substantially reduces discomfort and pain during labour and birthing
  • Encourages efficient hormone production during the birthing process
  • Provides a pregnant mother with loving and nurturing touch
  • Postnatally the mother is more likely to massage her new baby
  • Enhances recovery of muscle tissue after the birthing process

Pregnancy massage also address the following issues:

  • Offers continuous care throughout pregnancy
  • Gives the mother the opportunity to voice any problems and concerns that she may have to the massage therapist, especially if she is a first time mother
  • The massage therapist can be the source of information and referrals to the mother - such as prenatal yoga or exercise classes, naturopath etc 

Pregnancy massage offers relief for common issues of pregnancy such as:

  • Lumbar, pelvic and sacral pain and dysfunction
  • Hip and leg pain
  • Leg and ankle oedema (fluid retention)
  • Leg cramps
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Upper back, chest and arm pain and dysfunction
  • Gastrointestinal discomforts
  • Breathing discomforts
  • Hypertension
  • Neck pain and dysfunction
  • Headaches
  • Preparation for labour and birthing


Diploma of Remedial Massage
Diploma of Reflexology
Craniosacral Therapy (CAA Lvl 1-6 Upledger Lvl 1-3)
Maternity Reflexology
Pregnancy Massage
Myofascial Release
Trigger Point Therapy
Australian Bush Flower Essences
Spiritual Healing

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