We have some really incredible bodyworkers in Perth so I have put together the Perth Bodyworkers Collective and these are all practitioners that I know, like and trust and regularly refer my clients to who have had amazing results.

I always suggest having regular massage during pregnancy with a Pregnancy Massage Specialist who has done specific training on pregnancy massage, so you can get relief from the aches and pains of pregnancy, but also for that nurturing and relaxation that you really do need during pregnancy as well.

Many women are told that they cannot have massage during the first trimester, but research now shows that it is highly beneficial for women to have massage all through their pregnancy, including the first trimester, if they see a qualified pregnancy massage therapist.

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I have created this list of qualified Pregnancy Massage Specialists who are part of the Perth Pregnancy Massage Collective so I know that they have undertaken additional training specific to pregnancy and postnatal massage through Pregnancy Massage Australia.

We know that if the alignment of the pelvis is not balanced then this can prevent labour from starting or prevent baby from getting into an optimum position for labour and birth. I have included a list of Chiropractors who work with pregnant and postnatal women who have also done the Optimal Maternal Positioning (OMP) training, which means they are highly trained in demonstrating what techniques you can do to get your body into optimum condition so your baby gets into optimum position for labour and birth. If your baby doesn’t have room to move, then it is much harder for them to get into the perfect position for birth

We also find that women who go to the gym regularly and doing lots of exercise can be overly tight, particularly their pelvic floor – so it might also be a good time to check in with a Women’s Health Physiotherapist to get your pelvic floor and ligaments assessed and learn how to relax the pelvic floor especially during labour and birth. We know labour can be long and prolonged if the pelvic floor and the ligaments are really tight, so during pregnancy it is important to learn how to relax the pelvic floor, rather than tighten them. If you are experiencing pain during your pregnancy or after birth, please don’t think that this is “normal” go and get checked by one of these amazing physiotherapists who are highly qualified in diagnosing problems and working with you to reduce or eliminate pain.

Finally I have also included Acupuncturists that are well known in Perth and who I have worked with for many years. Dr Kate Levett from Restore Health & Wellness in NSW is one of the leading researchers in Australia on how acupuncture supports women during pregnancy. She also provides the training to our Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioners on demonstrating acupressure points to couples during our Hypnobirthing Australia™ Positive Birth Program. She states: “Acupuncture is a healing art that originated in China thousands of years ago. In pregnancy and birth, we’ve got some good strategies to help move energy and support hormones in the body using Acupuncture and acupressure as part of Chinese Medicine. If we have pain or nausea or other conditions we can use acu points along the Meridians in the body to move energy, which the Chinese call Qi (pronounced Chee). Your acupuncturist can show you some useful acupressure points for pregnancy, labour and birth. The points are ‘alive’ points and are sometimes tender or painful, so be gentle and stimulate according to Mum’s tolerance. These points will be good for labour stimulation, pain relief and nausea as well.”

Remedial Massage Therapists Specialising in Pregnancy Massage (Nurturelife Practitioner)

NAMELOCATIONBUSINESSPHONEWEBSITE
Carole WoollardHalls HeadAbsolute Body Care0433436233No website
Gabrielle WestBoyup BrookSpecialised Massage0418929397www.specialisedmassage.com
Jenny YehMorleyI Care Remedial Massage0481784125www.icareremedialmassage.com
Melinda HortonMandurahMandurah Oedema Clinic0478278888https://www.mandurahoedema.com.au/
Natasha WilliamsWoodvaleBody West Remedial Massage0438956524http://www.bodywest.com.au/pregnancy
Nicole ScrivenerMundaringSpecialised Massage0414295256www.specialisedmassage.com
Vicki HobbsWoodvaleBack to Basics Birthing0435559988www.vickihobbs.com
Yuli RaiVictoria ParkYuli Rai Pilates & Remedial Massage0412409117No website
Kerryn KeatingArdrossKerryn Keating Remedial Massage0406524634https://www.kerrynkeatingremedialmassage.com/

Certificate in Pregnancy Massage

NAMELOCATIONBUSINESSPHONEWEBSITE
Caitlin Connolly
(On Maternity Leave)
InglewoodPhysical Focus Massage and Wellbeing0434815977www.physicalfocus.com.au
Suzie BeckerKewdaleEarth Point Energy Centre0408202788https://www.earthpoint.com.au/
Cathy MoonThornlie / MyareeInfinite Bliss Healing0408097487https://infiniteblisshealing.com.au/
Leandri van den BergWangaraProcare Remedial Massage0433894600https://procareremedialmassage.com.au
Lenny AmirWinthrop / MobileNik's Body Work0428022916www.nikbody.com
Donna McCarney-JonesKarrinyupHalcyon Wellness WA0412627962www.halcyonwellness.com.au

Chiropractors with Optimal Maternal Positioning (OMP) Training

NAMELOCATIONBUSINESSPHONEWEBSITE
Ashleigh BondBeldonBelridge Chiropractors94010777https://www.belridgechiropractic.com/
Kyna HamiltonShenton ParkShenton Park Chiropractic62801210https://www.shentonparkchiropractic.com.au/
Kaitlyn DaymanSouth PerthSouth Perth Chiropractic94741955https://www.southperthchiro.com.au/
Kimberli Forbes-SmithInglewoodOasis Chiropractic92728898https://perthcitychiropractor.com.au/
Peta ChienPalmyraNervana Chiropractic93192552https://www.nervana.com.au/palmyra/
Olivia GleesonPalmyraNervana Chiropractic93192552https://www.nervana.com.au/palmyra/
Leanne ToldeskiRockinghamThe Health Shack0435443123https://healthshack.com.au/

Women’s Health Physiotherapists

NAMELOCATIONBUSINESSPHONEWEBSITE
Nicole WeirSorrentoNicole Weir Physiotherapy0438559644http://www.nicoleweirphysio.com.au/
Julie LynchClarksonBumpity Bump Physiotherapy0435259254http://bumpitybump.com.au/
Alison WrothMidlandHillview Physiotherapy92745666http://www.hillviewphysio.com.au/
Rachelle SymondsSouth PerthSouth Perth Physiotherapy93686599http://www.southperthphysio.com.au/
Taryn WatsonSouth PerthFitright Physiotherapy0478881211https://fitright.physio/about-fitright-and-taryn-watson/
Sophie DunnettArmadaleArmitage Medical Centre93904444https://armitagemedical.com.au/content/physiotherapy

Acupuncturist / Traditional Chinese Medicine / Naturopath

NAMELOCATIONBUSINESSPHONEWEBSITE
Melissa WilsonFremantleThe Healing Point0400113212http://www.healingpoint.com.au/
Ian & Michelle RussellTuart HillEast Meets West Chinese Medicine93496550https://www.eastmeetswestmed.com.au/
Holly CarruthersCarineElemental Health0448878402[email protected]
Sarah BrooksWest PerthRenew Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine0409080933http://renewacupuncture.com.au/
Rebecca TannerMosman ParkRemede Wellness Clinic0447219231https://remede.com.au/

My name is Vicki Hobbs and I am a Childbirth Educator (Back to Basics Birthing), Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner, Certified VBAC Educator, Remedial Massage Therapist specialising in Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage, Birth & Postpartum Doula, Certified Placenta Encapsulator, Hypnotherapist, Aromatherapist, Reiki Practitioner and Life Coach. I am a serial workshopper and learner, so that I keep up to date with new research and information so that I can provide you with up to date resources. My focus has always been on the mind, the body and the emotions and how they all need to be in balance for harmony. You can subscribe to my newsletter by adding your details in the box on the right-hand side and when you do I will send you a free relaxation meditation to help you feel calm and relaxed. I am based in the northern suburbs of Perth and can be contacted by email at [email protected] or phone (08) 9303 9111 or click here to go back to my Blog Page for more great articles and information.

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