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I am a specialist in pregnancy massage in the UK and want to move myself and young family to the Sunshine Coast. I am extremely busy in the UK and would like to know if there would be a demand for treatments over there too or is it an already popular service that is available. I work with women right through their pregnancy, I attend births (if required) and teach partners how to use massage during labour as a coping mechanism instead of pain relief, promoting a natural labour.
I would love to hear from as many people as possible. Thanks
I had physio massage for my back as at the start of my pregnancy I had EXTREME back ache. So I dont know if u do remedial massage or not. But as far as I know there are no pregnancy specalist on the Sunny Coast. Good Luck:fingerscrossed:
I had DD2 in Sept last year and even prior to pregnancy had a bad back and regular massages. I had a massage fortnightly during this pregnancy at Mooloolaba Massage with Paula (she's excellent) although they don't have any specialist pregnancy equipment or table - just pack you up with pillows. I also went to Blooming Bellies which is a specialist physio exercise class for pregnancy and after birth through Buderim something or other physio (I have phone number if needed). This was a great class, good networking etc. and there's a private health insurance rebate. They have a masseuse onsite there who has the pregnancy table and I had one massage with her... it was good... but not as good as my other masseuse so I continued to go to her.
In relation to hospitals, I had DD2 at Selangor (private) and had DD1 in Brisbane at a private hosp and was visited daily there by a physio, who in addition to exercises, also gave me a light massage each day which was AWESOME. I asked my OB on the coast if I had the option of a physio visiting me in Selangor and there is no such service there. I asked at Blooming Bellies too and they don't even do it, although I think they'd be the pregnancy physio specialists on the coast if there is such a thing. So, you could most certainly approach Selangor - the midwives there are very open to any kind of alternative therapies (if you can call massage that) so I think you might have a chance there....
Just a few thoughts, hope that helps and good luck with the move.
Thanks for the two replies I had with regards to me working as a specialist in pregnancy massage on the Sunshine Coast. My move is not going according to plan as I have now been told that I need sponsorship!! So if you know of anyone who can help!!!!
The information you provided is really helpful, Thank you!
(Apologies for the late reply, my computer has not been working too well)
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