If you are pregnant and looking for a way to ease your exhaustion and relax your body then the below list of the best pregnancy massage in Brisbane will be just what you need. Depending on how far along you are will depend on which type of massage you may need and finding the right place to cater for your massage is essential. Our list below details the best pregnancy massage in Brisbane and just what each one specialises in.
Best Pregnancy Massages Brisbane – Northside
Bump Day Spa
Bump Day Spa provides a nurturing, pampering experience to all women, specialising in pre & post-natal services. Bump Day Spa’s highly experienced & qualified therapists provide pampering treatments, including massage, facials and spa packages. Combined with their beautifully designed spas and custom equipment, while everyone can enjoy a treatment at Bump Day Spa, they specialise in pre & postnatal pampering. All of their professional products are carefully selected to ensure they are pregnancy & breastfeeding safe and of the highest standard.
Location: 42 Prospect Street, Fortitude Valley
Phone: (07) 2113 4048
Website: Bump Day Spa
In treatment, a pregnancy overlay is placed on the table to allow you to easily lay face down often a welcomed change and a relief. Self-care tips on posture and support to manage sleep, feeding and carrying your newborn are offered to assist with managing at home.
Location: Shope 4, 794 Sandgate Rd, Clayfield
Phone: 07 3861 5881
Website: Sol Bodyworks
The Body Refinery
At The Body Refinery mums-to-be may choose between lying face down using a specially designed bean bag or enjoy the treatment lying on their side or in a seated massage chair.
Location: 2/15 Lamington Street, New Farm, QLD, 4005
Phone: 07 3358 3915
Website: The Body Refinery
If you are looking for caring qualified pregnancy massage therapists in Brisbane CBD, Knead Massage can help. Techniques are drawn from relaxation and remedial and modified to suit the physiological changes that occur to the body during pregnancy. Draping and positioning of the body is also adjusted as the pregnancy progresses to ensure comfort for you and safety for the baby. A thorough intake is done so they are aware of any issues in this or previous pregnancies and contra-indications to massage are adhered to. All of their therapists are trained and qualified.
Location: Level 3, 233 Albert Street, Brisbane
Phone: 07 3003 0801
Catherine Dore Pregnancy & Infant Massage
Catherine has been a Remedial Massage Therapist since 2008, and since 2011 has focused on pregnancy, postnatal & infant massage. She has also worked for several years in clinics and centres alongside Midwives, Obstetricians, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths and a number of other wellness practitioners.
Location: 8/165 Moggill Road Taringa, Qld 4068
Phone: (07) 3922 1287
Website: Catherine Dore
Ambience Body Therapies Bardon
At Ambience Body Therapies in Bardon you will experience the benefits of massage therapy throughout your pregnancy in a safe and warm environment with fully qualified therapists. Their pregnancy massages use 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 if desired. Some therapists prefer to treat pregnant women only after the first trimester, while others are happy to treat immediately. Please advise your stage of pregnancy when booking to ensure you are booked with a relevant therapist.
Location: 2/33 Macgregor Terrace, Bardon
Phone: (07) 3511 7355
Website: Ambience Body Therapies Bardon
Vibe Natural Health
Vibe Natural Health has a strong focus on natural fertility and pregnancy support. They understand that the pelvis and spine undergoes a lot of movement and pressure during pregnancy and their pregnancy massage aims to help you move better, easing discomfort and allowing you to sleep more comfortably. Their massage also works to prepare the muscles around the hips, legs and pelvis for labour.
Vibe uses specially designed memory-foam massage cushions which enable you to lay face down during the massage.
Address: 210 Days Road, Grange
Phone: (07) 3366 7970
Website: Vibe Natural Health
Royal Paradise Thai Massage and Spa
Royal Paradise Thai Massage and Spa uses traditional Thai techniques. They offer a maternity massage that is modified to treat pregnant women specifically.
Address: Shop 2/2 Park Road Milton QLD 4064
Phone: (07) 3162 5171
Website: Royal Paradise Thai Massage and Spa
Best Pregnancy Massage Brisbane – Southside
Maret Leesi Pregnancy and Baby Massage
Maret is a qualified remedial massage therapist specialising in pregnancy massage. In this clinic, expectant mums can enjoy their massage during the first weeks of their pregnancy on a unique bed with a hollow for the growing belly. As the belly grows, they will be moved into supported side-lying and elevated sitting positions to make sure mums and babies are safe and comfortable through their massages.
Location: 22 Marlene St, Mt Gravatt
Phone: 0437 918 703
Website: Pregnancy and Baby Massage
Petrichor Day Spa
Petrichor Day Spa started because the founder couldn’t find a organic, vegan spa and had extra services away from the other spas in Brisbane. The 100 year old renovated Queenslander features fresh Scandinavian interiors equipped for facials, massages and body treatments. Their day spa offers a Motherhood pregnancy massage and a Motherhood pregnancy massage and pamper package.
Location: Level 3, 2/48 Orchard Street, Hawthorne
Phone: (07) 3902 1889
Website: Massage on Oxford
Urban Bodyworx understands that a 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. Your massage therapist will position you comfortably and safely on the massage table with pillows, towels, and/or a pregnancy pillow.
Location: 195 Fingal Street, Tarragindi
Phone: 07) 3848 2288
Website: Urban Bodyworx
Well known for their 3d / 4d ultrasounds, Precious Previews also offers pregnancy massage. Their qualified remedial massage therapists are specially trained in prenatal, induction and postnatal massage therapy.
Location: Shop 2, 270 Browns Plains Rd, Browns Plains | Shop 4, 327 Gympie Road, Strathpine
Phone: 07 3800 8999 | 07 3889 9319
Website: Precious Previews
Brisbane Live Well Clinic
Brisbane Livewell Clinic has leading Natural Therapies Clinics located in Wavell Heights and Cannon Hill in Brisbane. They offer pregnancy and pamper massages / packages.
Location: 1/52 Jeffcott Street, Wavell Heights | 1/18 Pickwick St, Cannon Hill
Phone: 07 4084 0601 | 07 3899 6911
Website: Brisbane Live Well Clinic
Total Body Wellness
At Total Body Wellness, specially trained therapists offer a combination of remedial and relaxation massage techniques to help the mum-to-be relax and alleviate symptoms specific to pregnancy, including back pain and fluid retention, allowing her to enjoy this special journey. They use a special pregnancy bed to make sure you are comfortable during your massage. The bed has a comfortable cushion top with a hollow for the stomach.
Location: 829 Old Cleveland Road, Carina
Phone: (07) 3395 0666
Website: Total Body Wellness
Best Pregnancy Massages Brisbane – Home Visits
Mama Massage is a Brisbane mobile pregnancy massage service, delivers rejuvenating prenatal and postnatal in-home pregnancy massages to expectant and new mums within the inner Brisbane metropolitan area. They will bring a specially designed pregnancy massage table with cushions to support your growing belly.
Contact: 0419 742 468
Website: Mama Massage
Creating and carrying a baby is a beautiful experience but can also be extremely exhausting and stressful. If your healthcare provider advises, a pregnancy massage can be the perfect way to pamper yourself and help your body relax before meeting your little one. It may be a little while before you get that chance once they arrive so make sure you try to find the time to treat yourself, if possible, beforehand!
Please note that none of the above pregnancy massage providers are paying to be listed on Brisbane Kids and all expectant parents should do their due diligence in properly vetting the providers before undertaking their services.
Are massages when pregnant safe?
A common question often asked by pregnant women looking to get a massage is if pregnancy massages are safe for the baby. The answer is yes, although you will want to make sure you book in for maternity massage with someone trained in performing them instead of just booking in at your local massage day spa. There can be risks if particular pressure points are stimulated; a trained professional will know this. They will also know what areas are best focussed on to relieve the pain and strains you may feel. It is also always a good idea to check with your local healthcare provider first.
In Australia, massage therapists are not required to have any specific qualifications to practice. However, it is important to seek out a therapist who is registered with Massage & Myotherapy Australia to ensure they have received proper training. https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/massage-therapy
The benefits of getting a massage while pregnant
As long as you ensure the masseuse you get is adequately trained in pregnancy massage, there are many benefits to getting one while you are expecting. Not only does it help to relax your body and relieve you of any stress (which can be harmful to bub), but the best pregnancy massages are also proven to:
- Help relieve headaches and sinus pain
- Improve circulation
- Reduce swelling and discomfort in your feet and other body areas
- Improved sleep due to feeling less muscle tension and generally less uncomfortable.
- For some pregnant women, massage can even relieve nausea and heartburn.
- Reduce stress hormones and increase hormones which tend to be low in women who are depressed.
- Relieve joint pain- a pregnancy massage can be particularly helpful for women who experience sciatic nerve pain.
How does a pregnancy massage differ from a normal massage?
There are several ways that a pregnancy massage will differ from a normal one. For starters, specific pressure points (in the wrist and ankles) are avoided as these can stimulate contractions in later trimesters and a more gentle stroke that is usually applied.
More often than not, most masseuses will have you lay on your side for you massage instead of on your back and your front. This is to avoid unnecessary pressure on your belly or your spine for the duration of the massage. There will also usually be a range of pillows and foam cut-outs that they will use to support your belly and avoid extra muscular strain.
When should you avoid a pregnancy massage?
Although getting a massage before (and even during labour) is hugely beneficial for most women, there are some occasions where it is recommended you not get one. For this reason, it is always advisable to check with your obstetrician or GP before going for your first one. Some examples of when it might not be advisable to get a pregnancy massage include;
- When you are in the first trimester – many massage places will prefer that you wait until you are in the second trimester before you have a massage due to the increased risks that come in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
- If your healthcare provider has already advised you to avoid them due to other health concerns.
- If you have pre-eclampsia or sudden swelling with retention of fluid. If you experience severe headaches.
- If you have Pregnancy Induced Hypertension e.g. high blood pressure.
- If you are in a high-risk pregnancy category or have previously had premature labour.
Tips for making the most of your pregnancy massage
- Communicate with your therapist: Let your therapist know about any specific areas of discomfort or pain you are experiencing and any areas you would like them to avoid.
- Dress comfortably: Wear loose, comfortable clothing
- Be open to different types of massage: Pregnancy massage may include a variety of techniques, such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and reflexology. Be open to trying different techniques to see what works best for you.
- Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water before and after your massage.
- Take it easy after your massage: Give yourself time to relax and unwind, and avoid strenuous activities for the rest of the day.
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The providers on this page were recommended by Brisbane Kids followers and then written by a Brisbane parent.