The best pregnancy massage specialists in Canberra

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Pregnancy is an exciting time of life. Adding a new member to your family is one of the greatest joys. That being said, pregnancy comes with its fair share of unpleasant symptoms.

If you’re looking to relieve aches and pains during your pregnancy, think about a specialised massage. A great pregnancy massage can bring much-needed relief to your rapidly changing body. It can realign your posture, relieve pressure and provide many other benefits. A quiet, relaxing massage is also a lovely opportunity to indulge in time for yourself.

In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a pregnancy massage therapist, and share where to find the best in Canberra.

What makes a great pregnancy massage?

Choosing the right pregnancy massage therapist can help you feel much better. You’ll want one who is experienced in pregnancy massage and can tailor services to your needs.

It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a pregnancy massage therapist.

  • Specialisation. Choose a therapist who specialises in pregnancy and postnatal care. This is important since pregnant women have unique requirements. Your massage therapist should have experience in this area.
  • Effective. A quality pregnancy massage will make you feel calm and more comfortable. Look for a therapist who has a strong track record with effective results.
  • Relaxing. Check out the therapist’s studio online to see if they offer a relaxing environment with soothing spa music and other lovely finishing touches. You’ll want a neat, organised and clean studio.
  • Caring. Select a massage studio with caring and compassionate therapists. Pregnancy can be an emotional experience, especially if you’re grappling with uncomfortable symptoms. A quality therapist will understand this.
  • Fairly priced. Do a bit of research online to compare prices. This was you’ll pay a fair rate for the services of your pregnancy massage specialist.

The best pregnancy massages in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Mels Massage

Mels Massage operates a mobile remedial massage service and a clinic at Nextgen Lyneham. Pregnancy massage is a specialisation. Services are designed to suit the needs of the mother, from the early stages of pregnancy through to full-term. Mels Massage addresses pain and discomfort, as well as providing relief and relaxation.

Sarah Singh Jhita wrote on Facebook, “I had a pregnancy massage with Carrie and she is amazing! I’m extremely happy and feeling wonderful.”

Baby and Bump Massage and Beauty

Baby and Bump Massage and Beauty specialises in pregnancy and postnatal treatments. This includes remedial massage and relaxation massage, which can release tension and restore function and mobility. The team of friendly and experienced practitioners offers tailored treatments for women at all stages of pregnancy. Special pregnancy packages and beauty treatments are also available.

On Google, Bella Counihan wrote, “Had a great experience here. Relaxing but also helped with some ligament issues I had during pregnancy.”

Siam Senses

Siam Senses offers prenatal and postnatal massage, specifically designed for mothers-to-be. Effective, tailored massages provide the ultimate relaxation for pregnant women. Qualified therapists use only the finest organic products and apply gentle pressure that can help with back and neck pain, headaches, stress and other symptoms.

On Google, Maxii Owens wrote, “Just had a prenatal massage at 35 weeks pregnant. The ladies were so lovely, and made me feel so comfortable. The massage was AMAZING.”

Live Well Spa and Wellness Centre

Live Well is a spa and holistic wellness centre that offers quality pregnancy massages. Natural therapies for pregnant women address many issues, such as nausea, emotional balance, anaemia, heartburn, swelling, pain and sleep.

On Google, Melanie Sim wrote, “An incredible centre that got me through my pregnancy with such care and expertise. I highly recommend Live Well to everyone, especially their acupuncture treatments. The staff always greet you with a smile and with such warmth.”

If you’re looking for more information on beauty treatments while pregnant in Canberra, you might like our articles on the best beauty salons, best facial specialists, best day spas, and the best hair salons Canberra has to offer.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the pregnancy massage therapists listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to have a massage while pregnant?
It can be safe to have a massage while pregnant, depending on your circumstances. It’s likely best to check first with your general practitioner, however. It’s also important to go to a qualified and experienced therapist who specialises in pregnancy massage. If you’re having a high-risk pregnancy then massage might not be appropriate. The same could apply if you’re experiencing nausea or morning sickness.
What benefits does a pregnancy massage offer?
Pregnancy massage can have many benefits. This includes a sense of wellness, relaxation and a sense of calm. Pregnancy massage can also help with pain, anxiety, discomfort, sleep and other issues.
How does pregnancy massage work?
This depends on what you need. It’s best to talk to your therapist about this. Remember that some parts of your feet and lower legs may need to be avoided.
How much does it cost to have a pregnancy massage?
Prices for pregnancy massage vary from therapist to therapist. Factors that influence price can include location and type of clinic. Price can also be influenced by the therapist’s qualifications and experience. The length and type of massage can also affect price.
Can I get any style of massage while pregnant, including deep tissue?
It’s best to talk to your general practitioner and to an experienced pregnancy massage therapist about the best type of massage for your situation.

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missbling missbling 11:46 pm 03 Feb 11

I live on south side, but every month I drive up to the north and get my massage done at Foot and Thai http://www.footandthai.com.au/
I haven’t had a pregnancy massage, but they offer a great range of different types of massage. The place books out very quickly, so would be a good idea to book a week in advance.
Hope you will enjoy your massage.

Eby Eby 7:57 pm 01 Feb 11

I just had my massage at Massage for Health in Ainslie – it was really nice. It ended up being $75 for a 45 – 50 minute massage; and I was able to lie face-down on a pregnancy pillow. The masseuse was absolutely lovely and made sure she tailored it to what I was after (she even asked before she touched my feet).

The place isn’t super fancy – there’s no soft music playing, but for what I thought was a reasonable price (for a specific pregnancy massage) it did the trick.

I will probably try out a few other places over the next couple of months (if ever I had an excuse, now is it!) so I’m happy to keep reporting back. It would be excellent if other pregnant women did too!

Eby Eby 2:48 pm 29 Jan 11

Snowflake said :

Eby, you read my mind. Let us know how you get on, id be interested to know how much u paid and for how long etc

Just wanted to let you know I have booked in with Massage for Health in Ainslie, for Tuesday evening. I thought about Therapy Masters, having had a good experience there before, but Massage for Health is a little easier with parking; and they have pregnancy pillows so I can lie face down (which I’ve been desperate to do for months!). The price looks to be about about $78 for 60 minutes, and seem to have quite a few out-of-business-hours appointments available. I’ll let you know how it goes.

mrwoz mrwoz 10:51 pm 28 Jan 11

+1 For Jill at Karool Massage. Extremely knowledgeable and capable. My wife was very impressed with her pregnancy massage.

Eby Eby 5:44 pm 28 Jan 11

Thanks everyone! Some excellent suggestions.

Snapper, I think you’re on to something… although judging from some of Captain RAAF’s comments in other posts, I reckon his issues go further than his mother not getting a pregnancy massage!

Snowflake, I will most definitely follow up with where I go.

Thanks again!

Snowflake Snowflake 12:25 pm 28 Jan 11

Eby, you read my mind. Let us know how you get on, id be interested to know how much u paid and for how long etc

emd emd 11:06 am 28 Jan 11

Massage for Health in Ainslie do pregnancy massage, I’ve always had great service there. Also listed with health funds if you need that.

dusty dusty 7:36 am 28 Jan 11

Karool massage 0418201897

Kerryhemsley Kerryhemsley 10:28 pm 27 Jan 11

I reckon the Captain has had one of them there pregancy massges.

snapper52 snapper52 9:41 pm 27 Jan 11

Captain RAAF’s mother obviously never got a pregnancy massage, look how her baby turned out!
Giggedy giggedy..

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 7:29 pm 27 Jan 11

Giggedy giggedy..

deye deye 3:35 pm 27 Jan 11

I haven’t had a pregnancy massage, but I regularly go to Therapy Masters in Civic for other massage styles and find them quite good. They offer pregnancy massage as an option.

Manageable Ann Manageable Ann 10:11 am 27 Jan 11

My partner is a qualified massage therapist who does a lot of pregnancy massages send me an email @ changeablesean@gmail.com and I’ll pass on your details.

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