Whether you’re currently heaving into the toilet bowl (oh hey first trimester mamas!), pushing your pre-pregnancy clothes to their limits (a key challenge of the second trimester), or waddling about your house groaning (thanks to that outlandish third trimester back pain), we bet you’d kill for an hour of blessed relief.
Wherever you’re at in your pregnancy, a prenatal massage might help.
But before you book it to your local day spa, find yourself a therapist who’s actually trained in pregnancy massage. They need to know what positions work for pregnancy (usually side-lying), what oils and products are safe to apply, and how to ensure you get maximum prenatal massage benefits.
So how you do find someone with these skills?
Option 1: Jump onto Google and search ‘prenatal massage near me’. (Read the reviews.) Option 2: Explore our top picks of prenatal massages for Aussie mums below!
Best prenatal massages in Australia – state by state
Where to get a prenatal massage in New South Wales
Prenatal massage in Sydney – Yummy Mummy Day Spa, Clovelly
Yummy Mummy Day Spa offers pregnant and postpartum mums a range of massages, facials and treatments that are specially tailored, and performed on a pregnancy massage table that lets you safely lie face-down (the novelty!).
Book a massage from $139, or go all-out with one of their prenatal massage packages.
Prenatal massage in Wollongong – Wellness Centre Wollongong
Wellness Centre offers relaxing pregnancy massages, and prenatal yoga classes to boot! The perfect excuse to visit the centre several times a week. (Hey, weekly prenatal massages are totally safe, by the way.)
Massages start at $120, or you can pay for five at once and save 10% (bargain!).
Prenatal massage in Tamworth – Massage Land Centrepoint
Tamworth mamas, check out Massage Land for a quality prenatal massage. This Google reviewer says it all:
“My pregnancy massage was so relaxing and enjoyed it so much I think I dozed off a couple of times haha”
A 60 min
nap massage will cost you $105.
Where to get a prenatal massage in ACT
Prenatal massage Canberra – Endota Spa
We just can’t go past Endota Spa in Canberra. (Endota is available in heaps of cities across Australia, too!)
The Pregnant Pause prenatal massage package is to DIE for. It’s $165 for 75 minutes of bliss – feat. a beautiful foot bath, lower leg and calf massage, scalp, neck and shoulder massage, and a facial to target those pesky pregnancy skin concerns. Sah good!
Where to get a prenatal massage in Victoria
Prenatal massage in Melbourne – Mary De Pellegrin
Women across Victoria flock to Mary De Pellegrin’s massage studio to take advantage of her naturopathy, massage and optimal maternal positioning experience.
Her pregnancy massages start at $130. And if you’re prepping for labour and birth, check out her labour induction treatments. (Yes, massage to help induce labour! There isn’t conclusive evidence that this works, but studies have shown that it makes labour faster and less likely to need medical intervention. Intriguing!). Mary also offers very practical prenatal massage packages.
Prenatal massage in Mornington Peninsula – Retreat You
If you hail from the Peninsula, hit up Retreat You. Founder and therapist Marisa Sinopoli offers beautiful prenatal massages starting from $90 for 60 mins. She’ll also come to your home if you like, and doubles as a postpartum doula. (Post-birth massage treatment? Yes please.)
Where to get a prenatal massage in Queensland
Prenatal massage Brisbane – Maret Leesi
Operating from Mount Gravatt East, southeast Brisbane, Maret is a qualified massage therapist specialising in prenatal massage. She’s also a mum herself, so yeah… she ‘gets’ it. Maret offers early pregnancy massages if you’re in your first trimester, which many therapists avoid despite the Australian Association of Massage Therapists finding no evidence against it.
Prenatal massage Gold Coast – Power of Touch
Anne Cifuentes has experience as a midwife, childbirth educator, remedial massage therapist, infant massage instructor, and mother. Rest assured, you’re in good hands when you book a prenatal massage at her studio Power of Touch in Helensvale, north of the Gold Coast. Rates start at $55 for a half hour treatment. But good luck not instantly booking in for another, and another after that.
Where to get a prenatal massage in South Australia
Prenatal massage Adelaide – Mama & Bump, Highbury
Mama & Bump offers beautiful pregnancy, postpartum and remedial massages for women at all stages of life. Prices start at $105 for a 1hr 15 min massage.
As a bonus, you can stock up on beautiful pregnancy bath soaks, heat packs and other goodies before you leave, to continue the pampering from home. (Because why not?)
Where to get a prenatal massage in Western Australia
Prenatal massage Perth – Massage On The Run
Can we talk about mobile prenatal massage? Yeah, that’s where a fully trained therapist comes to your home and brings all their gear. This is what Massage On The Run offers, and prenatal massage is a part of their offering! Simply book your treatment online ($105 for an hour) and wait for them to arrive.
We love this for you, Perth mamas.
Where to get a prenatal massage in Northern Territory
Prenatal massage Darwin – Elements Wellness
Elements Wellness offers a half-hour or full hour prenatal massage designed to relax your poor mama muscles and increase blood flow. Starting from $55, this is just the thing for mums in Darwin.
Prenatal massage Alice Springs – Lemon Tree Wellness
If you’re after a prenatal massage in Central Australia, Lemon Tree Wellness is your go-to. The clinic offers 60 minute ($125) or 90 minute ($180) pregnancy massages, and treatments that focus specifically on labour prep.
The range of classes are a great bonus, too. Your partner can learn about massage techniques to help you out (put them to WORK!), and you can learn about baby massage techniques for your newborn.
Where to get a prenatal massage in Tasmania
Prenatal massage Launceston – Ambience Skin and Beauty
All massage therapists at Ambience are trained in pregnancy massage, and can apply their wizardry to help relieve pain and tension. Book in for a prenatal massage starting at $40 for a half hour session, and just let the ladies do their thang.
Prenatal massage Hobart – Jun Lin Sun
Jun Lin Sun is an incredible Chinese day spa in Tasmania, with branches in Hobart CBD, Sandy Bay, Rosny Park and Glenorchy. They have trained pregnancy massage therapists, and can even come to your home if you can’t make it into the clinic. (Very useful.) Pregnancy massages start at $60 for a half hour.
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