Remedial Massage, Reflexology & Maternity Reflexology

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

Melanie has had 21years experience as a Remedial & Pregnancy Massage Therapist and Reflexologist and Maternity Reflexologist

Appointments are based in Bellbowrie

Remedial Massage can be for relaxing or to treat various ailments and dysfunctions in the body such as

  • tension headaches and migraines
  • lower back pain 
  • neck and shoulder pain (whiplash injuries)
  • jaw pain
  • physical and emotion stress
  • stiff and painful joints (hips, knees, ankles, feet)
  • and many other physical conditions

Massage can assist to recover from injuries, relieve pain whether acute or chronic and mobilise stiffened joints.

Massage may be combined with other therapies such as Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy and Trigger Point to enhance a treatment.


Reflexology is an enjoyable and very relaxing therapy using gentle or strong thumb and finger pressure on hundreds of reflex points on the feet and/or hands.

Some of the benefits are:

  • improves the function of all body systems
  • balances and calms nervous system
  • improves circulation
  • improves digestion and elimination
  • boosts the immune system (lymphatic function)
  • balances glandular system (hormones)
  • increases energy levels
  • relieves stress and tension in the body
  • improves quality of sleep
  • relieves headaches and sinusitis
  • works well with other therapies and orthodox medicine

Reflexology is based on the principle that all parts of the body reflect the whole. The body has an innate intelligence which is working all the time to restore health and wellbeing.

Reflexology can be used to treat all ages including babies, children and the elderly.

Maternity Reflexology

Maternity Reflexology is a gentle, non-invasive and  holistic therapy especially during pregnancy. Reflexology is based on the principle that certain parts of the body reflect the whole. These reflex points respond to gentle pressure on the feet, stimulating the body's own natural healing processes resulting in better health and wellbeing.

Pregnant women undergo a myriad of physical and hormonal changes to cater for the growing foetus. Therefore every system is affected, so it is important for the health of the expectant mother and the new life inside of her that steps are taken to ensure everything is kept in balance.

Studies have shown that women who have regular reflexology treatments during pregnancy have far shorter labour and birthing.

Reflexology during pregnancy can help with:

  • Nausea (morning or evening sickness)
  • Back pain and dysfunction
  • Constipation
  • Poor circulation, swollen ankles and feet
  • Symphysis pubis dysfunction
  • High and low blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety and stress

Fluctuating hormones can be balanced using an Endocrine Balance technique.  Hand reflexology is also beneficial for carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy.

Reflexology treatments are especially useful towards the end of pregnancy in preparation for the birth.  Overdue dates and stalled labour can prove to be an anxious time for the mother.  A qualified Maternity Reflexologist can provide an Induction Protocol treatment. By relaxing the mother and stimulating certain reflexes, labour often starts and continues naturally.


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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