About The Pregnancy Massage Clinic
The Maternal Instincts Massage clinic in Sylvania Waters opened its doors in June 2019. Owner and licensed massage therapist, Angela Delauney has a long history of specialty pregnancy therapy in The Shire with a number of other local establishments in Sutherland, Sylvania and Mirandaincluding Bodies Bellies Babies (Sutherland), The Belle Flowers Clinic (Sylvania) and Southern Sydney Pregnancy Massage (Miranda).
Owner & Remedial Massage Therapist
Angela's passion is offering physical support and relief to women on their journey through pregnancy and beyond. She has healed and soothed thousands of women with her detailed knowledge of the body (both physiological and emotional) as it changes throughout pregnancy. As a mother of three young boys, she has experienced the demands on women first-hand and guides them through this exciting and challenging time. She completed her remedial massage qualifications in 2010 with a focus on prenatal and postnatal massage.
Angela is also a qualified oncology massage therapist, assisting those on their journey through cancer or other chronic illnesses.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Robin has been treating pregnant women throughout her career and is excited to offer her 20 years experience to the women at Maternal Instincts Massage. Encouraging labour through her induction massages is one of her greatest talents.
Robin has a Diploma of Remedial Massage from the NSW School of Massage and has been working as a professional therapist since 2000. During her career, Robin has worked at a chiropractic clinic, health club, holistic centre, day spa and private practice for many years. Robin is qualified in Advanced Remedial Massage and can offer a range of massage styles. These include Pregnancy (Mothercare Massage), Swedish, Sports, Aromatherapy and Lomi Lomi Heartworks (Hawaiian Massage). Robin has 20 years of experience within the health and wellbeing industry and is a recognised Health Fund Provider for Remedial Massage.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Natalya comes to us with an impressive background in competitive sport (including competing at a national level!) and brings her knowledge of the human body to the treatment room showing a great ability to help clients move without pain again. She views the body holistically and takes into consideration not just the physical but the emotional and mental side when treating her clients. She loves helping women through all stages of life and is heavily involved in supporting her local community, so you know she'll be able to support you no matter where you're at.
Natalya is a mum of three, including twins, so her experience of pregnancy and beyond makes her an understanding and instinctive therapist. She moved to Australia eight years ago, enjoying the welcoming spirit, and loves to share that with those around her. She is kind and generous and an integral part of our team!
Remedial Massage Therapist & Reflexologist
Clare has over 20 years' experience as a remedial massage therapist and loves giving beautiful pre and postnatal treatments. She is also a reflexologist and an expert at labour massage having taught classes at multiple hospitals around Sydney. Her remedial massage treatments are the perfect combination of relaxing and relieving so it's no wonder she is in such high demand. Clare is a mother of two sons and understands what mums need both on and off the massage table. Her intuitive massage will leave you feeling calm and restored.
PLEASE NOTE: HEALTH FUND REBATES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE WITH CLARE
Lauren is a mum of two daughters and after deciding she needed to pursuit her love of caring for others, she left a stressful job to begin her studies in Remedial Massage. She has a deep desire to work with women and help them through their journey whether it be supporting them through endometriosis or pregnancy and beyond, which is why she has joined our team at Maternal Instincts Massage.
"Mum's Escape" offer (valid until Dec 2022): Lauren is offering discounted rates on these amazing relaxation massages with remedial techniques. They are available in 45min, 60min and 90min sessions. She can't wait to treat your body to the break it deserves. Breastfeeding friendly but not pregnancy appropriate.
PLEASE NOTE: HEALTH FUND REBATES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE WITH LAUREN
Reception and Admin Support
Michelle started her journey into massage as a client to help alleviate her symptoms after a bone marrow transplant in 2012 and still regularly receives massage. Michelle has been a receptionist in massage clinics in the Shire over the past 10 years. She has first-hand experience of how beneficial massage is for different conditions and for having optimal health and by seeing both sides of a clinic she can run it effectively. With a deep understanding of how clients like to be treated, Michelle looks forward to meeting all our clients and making sure they are supported as best they can be.
Why is prenatal massage important?
- Health benefits for mum and bub
- Relief from common aches and pains
- Improved sleep
- Increased movement – enjoy quality time with your family again.
- Balancing hormones and emotions
Are you suffering from:
- sciatica (shooting pain from your glutes that often travels down the back of your leg)
- lower back and/or tailbone pain
- carpal tunnel
- pain between your shoulder blades/bra line pain
- restless legs
- leg cramps
- lack of sleep
- overwhelming emotions
- inability to switch off/unwind
With regular prenatal massage, these issues can be relieved providing improved sleep quality and increased movement. As a result you’ll be able to enjoy playtime with your older children and when baby arrives the ability to feed without discomfort.
Research suggests that massage during pregnancy provides additional oxygen to the baby and reduces stress on the mother. Massage offers fantastic health benefits to mum and bub during a time when your body, mind and emotions can feel overloaded. But most importantly it provides effective relief for an aching body.
The benefits of pregnancy massage in regards to labour
It’s important to be prepared for labour both physically and mentally. At Maternal Instincts Massage, I can help you achieve both. Regular prenatal massage helps increase your mind body connection making for greater communication between the body and brain when labour arrives. Induction massage can help encourage labour by stimulating contractions and relaxing the muscles involved in the delivery process helping achieve an easier birth.
Having a calm mind can help trigger labour once your body is ready. Allow me to help you switch off from the to do lists and any anxiety you may be having. Enjoy some time where you can breathe and focus on the end result. Massage can also have a positive effect on milk production as it can help to regulate the hormones associated with feeding. It is a well-known fact that stress not only inhibits labour but also decreases milk supply. The benefits of massage during (and after) pregnancy are too great to list them all!
Pregnancy and remedial massage gift vouchers
Want to spoil someone special? Purchase a gift voucher online and have it sent immediately to your email to either forward on or print and hand deliver. Gift vouchers are available for a particular treatment or a dollar amount they can put towards a treatment of their choice. They can be purchased through our appointment scheduling tool found here: https://maternalinstincts.as.me. The gift voucher options are listed below the massage appointments.
Why choose Maternal Instincts Massage?
Some massage clinics offer to accommodate pregnant clients among their list of many services. However, at Maternal Instincts Massage the focus is solely on women during the pre and postnatal journey. Because of this I can offer the most trusted and effective treatments available. I’ve offered relief and comfort to thousands of women over the years. This is done through my healing hands but also through our amazing custom built table. Owner and therapist, Angela has supported women during this passage of time with not only her expertise but also her passion, which is why we she has become the Shire’s most popular and reliable pregnancy massage therapist.
What to expect?
A treatment at Maternal Instincts Massage starts the minute you arrive. Turn off your phone and start relaxing. If it’s your first treatment with us, you’ll be asked to fill out a form. Of course bathrooms are on site and available if needed (who are we kidding, you’ll need it). You’ll then be shown to the treatment room where you’ll have a discussion with your therapist regarding your pregnancy and current conditions you may be experiencing and shown how our amazing table works. This is so your treatment can be tailored to exactly fit your needs. After all your questions have been answered and you’re ready, you’ll be left in peace to disrobe down to your underwear, then (as gracefully as you can) manoeuvre on to the table and cover yourself with a towel. After a few minutes, your therapist will return and check your comfort. Then the magic can begin!
We respectfully ask that you provide us with a 24 hour notice of any schedule changes or cancellation requests. Please understand that when you cancel or miss your appointment without providing a 24 hour notice we are often unable to fill that appointment time. This is an inconvenience to your therapist and also means our other clients miss the chance to receive services they need. For this reason, you may be charged 100% of the service fee. We also reserve the right to require a credit card number to be given to book future appointments so that appropriate fees may be charged if a late cancellation does occur. To cancel or reschedule within 24 hours, please contact 0413 140 284.
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