Frequently Asked Questions

Please read through our FAQ to find out more information regarding the Yoga classes and Massages

COVID19 Statement

All Pregnant and New Mumma's are welcome; I respect and feel as strongly about your privacy, as I do my own.  I simply ask that if you are V+, you please observe the timeframes recommended between and after each dose and any body therapy treatment (please check contraindications page).  This is to ensure there are no adverse reactions and is a safety precaution for you and your baby. Finally, if you are experiencing any cold or flu symptoms, or just feeling unwell... rest up at home.  Thank you for your consideration and understanding.

Leah Palmer-O'Malley

Frequently Asked Questions

Is massage safe during pregnancy

Yes, in the majority of cases, massage is safe for you and your baby after 12 weeks of pregnancy and preferably after the Nuchal Translucency Scan.

Of course, if you have had spotting/bleeding earlier in your pregnancy, or a history of miscarriage, clotting; Pregnancy Induced Hypertension, Pre-Eclampsia, Liver dysfunction or are on progesterone or blood-thinning medications, it is in your best interests to receive medical clearance from your Care Provider, before having any type of massage.

I take additional time to go through your health history at the initial appointment and at subsequent appointments, touch briefly on recent antenatal screening with your Care Provider, to ensure massage is still the safest option for you and your baby.

Can regular massage help with an easier labour and birth?

Most definitely. Your baby, inutero, relies on alignment and balance of your physical body; to ensure he/she has a symmetrical space. Any torsioning or twisting of the spine and pelvis can impact negatively on how a baby gains access to the pelvic inlet, moves through the mid-pelvis and navigates the last gate of the pelvis, the outlet.

Muscles that are too tight or taut, or conversely, too loose or lax or are in a state of imbalance; can slow this process. What does this create? Perhaps a baby that is malpositioned (breech or posterior), still sitting high at Term or during labour and not descending, deep transverse arrest (a baby stuck in the mid-pelvis) or an assisted 2nd stage (forceps, ventouse, shoulder dystocia).

Regular massage can assist with keeping the musculoskeletal body of the mother beautifully balanced, therefore creating a positive and balanced space for her baby and the best opportunity for a great birth experience.

How do I cancel or reschedule my appointment outside of hours, so I'm within the cancellation period?

If you need to modify (reschedule) or cancel an appointment, please locate the confirmation email (sent immediately after you book an appointment) or reminder email (sent 48hrs prior to your appointment) or SMS. Simply click on the login link at the bottom of the email or SMS and you will be directed to your account dashboard.

Alternatively, go directly to www.bookitlive.net and login using the email and password you created when you booked the original appointment.

What happens if I’m in labour or unwell and need to cancel my appointment with minimal notice?

I appreciate that sometimes illness can come on suddenly, as can the commencement of labour. 

If you need to cancel within 12-24hrs of your appointment, I respectfully ask that you or your partner/birth team, please SMS me ASAP on 0408204522. Even if it’s through the night, I will see the message first thing in the morning and can contact waitlist clients to fill the appointment.

How soon after I give birth, can I have a massage?

Due to current Covid restrictions, it is best to wait until after your 6 week postnatal check up – longer if you are still recovering from a caesarean birth. 

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COVID19 Statement

All Pregnant and New Mumma's are welcome; I respect and feel as strongly about your privacy, as I do my own.  I simply ask that if you are V+, you please observe the timeframes recommended between and after each dose and any body therapy treatment (please check contraindications page).  This is to ensure there are no adverse reactions and is a safety precaution for you and your baby. Finally, if you are experiencing any cold or flu symptoms, or just feeling unwell... rest up at home.  Thank you for your consideration and understanding.

Leah Palmer-O'Malley