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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).

Maternal Instincts Massage Staff

Angela Delauney

Owner & Remedial Massage Therapist
Staff - Angela Delauney

Staff - Angela Delauney 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.

Robin Brown

Remedial Massage Therapist
Staff - Robin Brown

Staff - Robin Brown 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.

Natalya Filippova

Remedial Massage Therapist
Staff - Natalya Filippova

Staff - Natalya FilippovaNatalya 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!

Lauren Bolis

Endometriosis & Remedial Massage Therapist
Staff - lauren Bolis

Staff - lauren Bolis Lauren earned her Remedial Massage Therapy qualification in 2022. Lauren is a dedicated and passionate massage therapist focused on women's health. Her experience has come from treating pre & post-natal women, clients with life-altering illnesses, athletes, and those seeking stress/pain relief in their everyday lives. After watching multiple friends suffer from endometriosis and now going through the process of being diagnosed herself, Lauren has turned her attention to relieving endometriosis pain for clients at Maternal Instincts Massage.

Lauren’s approach incorporates various types of massage to tailor the appropriate treatment for each client. Her chosen techniques may include myofascial release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue release, Swedish and muscle energy. Lauren is trained to provide appropriate supplimental exercises, when needed, to support her clients in achieving long-lasting results from her treatments.

Michelle Wardle

Practice Manager
Staff - Michelle Wardle

Staff - Michelle WardleMichelle 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.


Remedial Massage Therapist
Staff - Tina

Staff - TinaAs a mum of 6, she understands the comfort that professional touch can bring to this very special time in a woman's life. Using a variety of techniques specific to the individual needs of her clients, Tina is able to relieve aches & discomforts whilst also nurturing & encouraging deep relaxation. She believes that massage assists the body & the mind to let go of the stressors of everyday life & enjoys being able to partner with women during every stage of their pregnancy & beyond.


Reception and Admin Support
Staff - Lanie

Staff - LanieAs our Receptionist & Administrative Assistant, Lanie is dedicated to welcoming and supporting our clients to enjoy their precious moments of self care during their visits to our clinic, ensuring our clients journey with us is the best possible experience, from booking to follow up. As a mother of two daughters, she understands the significance of downtime for parents as well as the necessity for recognition and support for mothers' health and well-being. Lanie has a background working within customer and community services. Her experience includes assisting carers to access support and respite services, as well as supporting the lifestyle needs of residents in aged care.

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
  • headaches
  • swelling
  • 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.

pregnancy massage gift vouchers. certificate card

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!

Cancellation Policy

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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