NurtureLife® Treatments


NurtureLife® massage is a perfect way to reduce stress and promote general well-being during pregnancy and beyond. The NurtureLife® Massage Practitioners are highly skilled therapists in pregnancy massage, guided by Catherine McInerney, Australia’s leading expert and educator in pregnancy massage, and founder of Pregnancy Massage Australia®. .

What is NurtureLife®

NurtureLife® is a holistic perinatal massage therapy method developed by Pregnancy Massage Australia® that supports women who are nurturing new life. NurtureLife® was born from a desire to share our specialist knowledge and natural support techniques with women on their journey through pregnancy and beyond. Certified NurtureLife® practitioners deliver specialised massage treatment that focuses on nurturing both mother baby and partner. When looking for a pregnancy massage specialist look for a NurtureLife® Practitioner and you will be in the best hands.

The NurtureLife® massage experience has a natural, comprehensive approach to perinatal care, offering a broad range of support with a unique focus on massage.

What are the benefits of NurtureLife®

Pregnancy is a constant state of change; a NurtureLife® pregnancy massage specialist offers wonderful support through the perinatal period. The body undergoes many changes and the discomforts of pregnancy can be relieved. At NurtureLife® we believe a well-supported mum will have a wonderful journey into motherhood. Regular NurtureLife® pregnancy massage helps to support the many changes occurring from week to week, allowing the body to adapt through the pregnancy. We focus on the mother baby connection creating a warm, safe, secure nurturing environment where mum can rest relax and recharge. The NurtureLife® experience assists in relieving many of the common causes of discomfort during pregnancy.

Treatments include:

  • Insomnia is eased through improved sleep patterns
  • A greater sense of relaxation helps to reduce stress and anxiety levels
  • Specialised massage techniques are delivered for pain management, addressing groin pain referred from the uterus, lumbar, back, pelvic, hip pain, and rib pain common in the third trimester
  • Shoulder and neck massage helps to relieve tension, and is also beneficial while in the breastfeeding position
  • Hormonal headaches are reduced
  • Oedema, swelling and discomfort in the legs and arms is eased, which reduces the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Leg cramps are minimised due to improved circulation
  • Focus on mother baby connection
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Promotes a sense of relaxtion
  • Assists in maintaining muscular tone
  • Gentle exercise including pelvic floor


NurtureLife® for the Fourth Trimester

Rest Restore Recover

The early postnatal weeks are the time for your body to readjust and recover from the birth and pregnancy. The joy of adapting to new motherhood can also be exhausting, as the body is undergoing many changes. At NurtureLife® we aim to enhance the mother’s physical and emotional wellbeing during this time through a variety of methods, again with massage as the central focus. We consider the body spent 9 months creating a new life and overnight we are presented with a new baby. This is the optimum time when the body requires support to adjust and unwind the 9 months of pregnancy. NurtureLife® for the postnatal period is wonderful time to recharge readjust the mind and body to motherhood. New mums need time to relax and reduce any pain or discomforts onset in pregnancy or labour; what better way to achieve this than with a nurturing massage.

Massage promotes:

  • Greater vitality and less fatigue for mothers
  • Helps soothe nervous tension resulting in improved sleep
  • Reduces baby blues and the sense of anxiety and stress
  • Regains strength and ease muscle tension
  • Relieves the breast feeding posture, relax neck and shoulders
  • Reduces swelling
  • Strengthens and tones abdominal muscles

We love to see the new babies in our clinic as they sleep peacefully while mum gets her massage. You can visit the clinic, arrange home visits with one of our team, and we will happily see you in hospital as well.

NurtureLife® Pregnancy Massage Packages

NurtureLife® Lotus – The full NurtureLife® experience
  • 4 pregnancy massages
  • 1 labour preparation massage
  • 1 postnatal massage

NurtureLife® Rose Bloom
  • 2 pregnancy massages
  • 1 labour preparation massage
  • 1 postnatal massage

NurtureLife® Sunflower
  • 1 pregnancy massage
  • 1 postnatal massage

NurtureLife® for Labour

Pregnancy is never static; it is constantly changing and developing. NurtureLife® massage techniques focus on these changes and adapt to our clients’ ever changing needs in the lead-up to labour. NurtureLife® for labour explores how to best prepare the body to move through the waves of change in labour, while maintaining the mind-body-birth-baby-connection. NurtureLife® techniques offer a set of specialised skills for the birth partner to easily adapt and utilise with the labouring woman. Private sessions for the couples or mum-to-be and birth partner are also offered as part of NurtureLife® treatment. These sessions instil confidence in both the pregnant mum and partner, and you learn different massage techniques for various birthing scenarios. We will explore how to support you through the first stage of labour allowing your body to comfortably move and adjust in this early stage. Our focus is to reduce any fears or anxiety; this allows the body to produce the right hormones for the labour to progress, engaging a sense of connection and openness. Creating the right environment for the labouring women is essential for her to feel safe, secure and nurtured. You are guided into a deeper sense of relaxation with an inner focus that will assist you through your labour. You learn how to read the labouring body, and deliver nurturing touch during contractions. We will focus on gentle holds which are soothing, calming and maintain focus. During the contractions you will focus on specific holds creating “contraction distraction” to ease the contraction tides with a focus on inner strength, opening and ripening. We will explore active movement in early stage of labour, and effective positions to reduce either back pain or pelvic pain. We will utilise various positions that blend massage holds and nurturing touch through each phase of labour. You will feel confident and more connected with your birth partner knowing they have the tools to support you in your labour as you both journey to parenthood.

Touch is soothing, calming and what connects us; you will always remember the overwhelming joy you feel the first time you touch your new baby. This is a shared journey to parenthood. Sessions are tailored to your needs whether you are a first time mother or already have children.
NurtureLife® for Labour Brochure

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