“It takes a village to raise a child”
The above quote is one of my favourites. When a village raises a child, the child grows up in a love-filled, nurturing community where parents are given the gift of sharing their parenthood with an entire support network.
My aim is to be just one hut in your village. Or in today’s terms, one support hub in your Brisbane patch. Not only do I provide pregnancy massage, postnatal massage, remedial massage and baby massage classes, but I also offer a listening ear if you want it; and I’m humbled that many mothers trust me as their sounding board and/or confidant.
The village I offer you
If you want it, I provide a gateway to a network of service providers and healthcare professionals who will help you navigate your way through this wonderful and challenging time of your life.
Interaction with other mothers
In my infant massage classes you’ll not only learn baby massage techniques, you’ll interact with other like-minded mums who are also juggling a new born baby with future preparations for returning to work.
My qualifications & memberships
- Qualified Remedial Massage Therapist
- Qualified Infant Massage Instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage (now known as Baby In Mind in Australia)
- Pregnancy massage certification and Nurturelife prenatal massage practitioner with Pregnancy Massage Australia.
- Member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT), now known as Massage & Myotherapy Australia
- Professional Member of the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM). This is the only nationally accredited instructor course training in Australia.
I have been a Remedial Massage Therapist for more than 9 years, with the last 7 years dedicated to pregnancy, postnatal & infant massage. I also have a deep interest in holistic health and wellbeing, which has driven me to pursue continued studies and workshops in the fields of naturopathy and nutrition.
When I have a spare minute …
Spare minutes are rare, but when they come by you’ll find me reading books and articles (usually with three on the go at once!) relating to all facets of wellbeing, including: immune function, touch, infant mental health, muscular dysfunction, biomechanics, nutrient absorption and more. If you have any book recommendations, I’m always (a bit too) excited to hear from you!
Outside the clinic
When I’m not working you’re likely to find me creating and decorating cakes! I also love the local food scene where I opt for low-key soul-food establishments who care more about their ingredients than their cocktail list. Got a great recommendation? Let me know!
I am also quite smitten with South America. If I’m not planning my next visit I’m probably practicing my basic Spanish. My weekly lessons are supplemented by sing-time antics with my niece, who learns Spanish with her day care friends. (She tries to trick me with her new words!)