Dip. In Remedial Massage | NurtureLife® practitioner (Pregnancy massage Australia)

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Special interests

  • Remedial massage
  • Deep Tissue massage
  • Relaxation massage
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Massage for Labour (Labour support training)
  • Postnatal massage

HICAPS and Health fund rebates are available.

A little about me…

After a career in commerce accounting, I decided to follow my passion in health and wellbeing and trained as a massage therapist in 2003, through the Australian College of Natural Medicine.  I had a successful following, and home business for a number of years before taking a break to focus on expanding my young family.
I have recently completed retraining, updating my skills and knowledge with the Diploma of Remedial massage, and as NurtureLife® practitioner through Pregnancy Massage Australia.

My passion is nurturing people through their life journey, by using my various massage training and intuitive feel of a person’s energy and body, to help balance them. 

I began Merakai Massage
because of my own personal
journey and life experiences, together with my long-time interest in using massage therapy to help heal the body.
I am passionate about massage and the restorative benefits it can provide no matter what your situation in life.
For me, massage offers a means to help reduce body aches and pains, and rebalance our bodies through remedial, deep tissue or relaxation techniques through to specialised areas of pregnancy related techniques.  It also offers a nurturing aspect – whereby one person helps another to restore a level of personal calm and perspective.

Merakai Massage is a sanctuary where you are welcome to find that relief and balance – and leave feeling recharged and ready to take on life again.  Each massage is tailored to suit your specific needs at the time.

Following my own journey to have children, which included a number of years of secondary infertility and IVF, I have a special interest in pregnancy treatments.  I also offer therapies to help nurture and support women and their partner on their journey to parenthood.
To apply my study, together with my intuitive feel of a person’s state, and help restore them to a state of balance is a rewarding vocation for me.
At the end of a day of massaging clients, I finish with a sense of achievement, calmness and balance that I have helped someone.
I look forward to helping you too.

Available massage treatments:

Remedial massage: 
Helps to relieve and assists to correct misalignment in the body and/or muscle imbalances that are causing pain or reduce your range of movement.  This is generally caused by repetitive movements, prolonged periods in the same position or injuries.
Deep Tissue massage:
Focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles.  It is used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas.  These may include: stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness and sore shoulder.
Relaxation massage: 
Designed purely to soothe and relax you by using long smooth gliding strokes with pressure that is deeply relaxing but not painful.
Pregnancy massage:
These specialist techniques help support the physiological and structural needs of your changing body, as well as your emotional needs.  Pregnancy massage offers a mother-to-be the time to embrace her pregnancy and to rest, relax and recharge her body.  Pregnancy massage offers many benefits including to:
– Soothe and relax nervous tension and anxiety
– Aid circulation
– Assist with fluid retention
– Alleviate or reduce common muscular discomforts and tension most commonly felt in the lower back, hips, upper back, neck and shoulders.
Massage for Labour (labour support training):
This offers you, and your partner techniques and massages that can help you prepare and manage your labour.  We work with you to find positions and teach you techniques that can help reduce discomfort and maintain relaxation and focus during your labour.  We also work with you to create a birthing environment that can help you feel more relaxed and comfortable.
Postnatal massage:
After childbirth we can help your body with the recovery.  Using massage techniques that can help:
– Reduce fatigue
– Balance hormones and the emotional adjustment to being a new mum
– Rebalance the postural changes that take place from pregnancy to holding your newborn
– Strengthen and tone abdominal muscles
Website:  www.merakaitherapies.com.au
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Jodie Isles | Merakai Massage Therapist