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 specialist knowledge and natural support techniques with women on their journey through pregnancy and beyond.

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

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What are the benefits of NurtureLife®?
Pregnancy is a constant state of change; Louise offers specialist support through the perinatal period.

NurtureLife® practitioners 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

Pregnancy Massage

During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes many changes and the discomforts of pregnancy can be relieved. With individualized massage treatments that focus on nurturing both mother and baby and by reflecting on what is occurring for each client, at each visit, I am able to massage clients safely and confidently.

NurtureLife® Pregnancy Massage can address the various physical challenges of pregnancy that often cause discomfort, stress, and anxiety. It can act as an overall tonic and increase the expectant mother’s body awareness. Some of the many benefits of pregnancy massage are:

  • Helps to soothe and relax nervous tension, helping the mother-to-be to sleep more easily and more deeply
  • Relieves discomforts experienced during pregnancy such as backaches, hip pain, leg cramps, oedema, carpal tunnel etc.
  • Promotes greater vitality and less fatigue
  • Relaxes tense muscles, tones loose muscles, and can increase muscular flexibility – flexibility will be most helpful during the last trimester and birth itself

As a NurtureLife® Pregnancy Massage Practitioner, I am able to offer positive and nurturing support for the mother-to-be during this very exciting time.

Labour Preparation
Massage can offer a wonderful support to the labouring woman, whether the partner or a designated support person performs it. Touch is soothing, calming and what connects us.

Throughout pregnancy, it is important for women to focus on increasing leg and pelvic flexibility in preparation for labour. Women need flexibility in order to labour efficiently and comfortably.

NurtureLife® for labour looks at 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 couples, or mother-to-be and birth support person, are offered as part of NurtureLife® treatment. These sessions instill confidence in both the pregnant mother and the partner/support person. You can learn different massage techniques for various birthing scenarios.

Sessions are tailored to your needs whether you are a first time mother or already have children.

Postnatal Massage
The early postnatal period is a time for your body to readjust and recover from the birth and pregnancy. New motherhood is both joyful and exhausting, as the body is undergoing many changes. It is an important time to enhance the mother’s physical and emotional wellbeing through a variety of methods, again focusing on massage.

The new mother needs to nurture herself as she nurtures and enjoys her baby. Postnatal massage promotes early recovery and a smooth transition into new motherhood.

Some of the benefits of NurtureLife® Postnatal Massage are:

  • 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
  • helps regain strength and eases muscle tension
  • relieves the breast feeding posture, relaxing the neck and shoulders
  • Reduces swelling
  • Strengthens and tones abdominal muscles

Prices
Pregnancy Massage

Prenatal consultations  
75 minute $75
90 minute $90
Labour Preparation $90
Postnatal massage  
60 minute $65
90 minute $90
Pregnancy Massage Packages*  
NurtureLife® Lotus
4 pregnancy massages
1 labour preparation
1 postnatal massage
$455 (with 10% discount pay only $410)
NurtureLife® Rose Bloom
2 pregnancy massages
1 labour preparation
1 postnatal massage
$305 (with 10% discount pay only $275)
NurtureLife® Sunflower
1 pregnancy massage
1 postnatal massage
$140 (with 10% discount pay only $125)

(* 10% discount available on these packages when purchased before 31/12/2015)

Get in touch

0409 166 924

louise@louisenorton.com.au

Cairns and surrounds