The best pregnancy massage specialists in Canberra


Pregnancy is an incredibly exciting time of life – adding a very special new member to your family is one of the greatest joys one can experience. That being said, pregnancy comes with its fair share of unwanted symptoms, with pain (especially lower back pain) and discomfort being some of the most common.

If you are looking to relieve aches and pains during your pregnancy, a specialised massage is a fantastic option. A top-quality pregnancy massage can bring much-needed relief to your rapidly changing body by realigning your posture and relieving pressure. What’s more, a quiet, relaxing massage is a lovely opportunity to indulge in a little me-time.

Canberra is home to many massage therapists that specialise in pregnancy and postnatal treatment. We asked the locals to share their top picks, and the results are in.

Let’s get started.

What makes an effective pregnancy massage?

Every massage therapist adds their own personal touch to their treatments. To ensure you get the most out of your massage, keep an eye out for the following:

  • Specialisation in pregnancy and postnatal care. Pregnant women have a unique set of needs. Your massage therapist should specialise in these areas. That way, you can enjoy pain-relieving results with confidence.
  • Effective, long-lasting results. When you walk out of your massage, you should feel calm and blissful. Discomfort should be alleviated and your mind should be quiet and clear.
  • Relaxing environment. Taking an hour or two out of your busy schedule for a massage should be a relaxing experience. Things like spa music, aromatherapy, and other finishing touches make all the difference.
  • Caring and compassionate approach. Pregnancy can be an emotional experience – especially if you are grappling with uncomfortable symptoms. Your massage therapist should be caring and compassionate.
  • Fairly priced. This goes without saying – look for a pregnancy massage specialist that charges a fair rate for their services.

The top pregnancy massages in Canberra according to you

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 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.

After consulting local reviews and feedback, the following pregnancy massage providers came out on top.

Baby and Bump Massage and Beauty

Pregnancy is a time to celebrate yourself and your body – and the passionate team behind Baby and Bump Massage and Beauty can help you do exactly that. Their friendly practitioners offer a whole range of tailored treatments suitable for women at all stages of pregnancy. Their offerings include both remedial and relaxation pregnancy massages.

Siam Senses

Siam Senses is one of Canberra’s leading Thai massage specialists. For more than a decade, they have delivered effective, client-tailored massage experiences using only the very finest organic products. Luxurious and indulgent, their pregnancy massages will help you feel your best through these precious months.

Blissful Baby Belly

Blissful Baby Belly is a mobile massage service designed just for pregnant women in the Canberra region. The dedicated, experienced therapists specialise in massage techniques that help the body adjust to your growing belly. They aim to improve posture and minimise aches and pains through a calming, compassionate treatment. And for those that are feeling stressed, Blissful Baby Belly also offers aromatherapy massages that utilise the power of pure essential oils.

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.

Did you invest in a massage or two during your pregnancy? Which therapist did you choose? How did the treatment affect the way you felt? Share your experience below for our readers to check out.

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13 Responses to The best pregnancy massage specialists in Canberra
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
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 @ and I’ll pass on your details.

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