We are very excited Genevieve is joining our team in November. Genevieve has a breadth of knowledge and experience, and has a special focus on pregnancy and postnatal care. Read more about her below.

Book now with the special offer below

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My name is Genevieve. I am originally from the UK but now live in Grange with my husband and two daughters.
I first came across massage when I was studying to become a professional ballet dancer. Once I retired from dancing, I trained as a sports and remedial massage therapist with the London school of sports massage and worked for a physiotherapy clinic in London for several years. During this time, I also ran my own massage therapy business before moving with my family to Brisbane.

I have treated many different people from all walks of life from office workers to ironman triathletes, marathon runners to pregnant women and everything in between. I have always taken particular joy from treating women through their pregnancy journey and the postnatal period. Since having my own children, I fully understand the physical and emotional strain that comes from being pregnant and having young children. I am also aware of how supportive and therapeutic massage can be during this time.

Due to having a traumatic labour and delivery and subsequent post-natal depression with our first daughter, I became very anxious towards the end of my second pregnancy. I found having a NurtureLife™ pregnancy massage during this time so supportive and nurturing. I would look forward to each treatment with great anticipation and would always come out of my appointment feeling calm and relaxed. When the Dr’s started bringing up the “induction” word, my massage therapist prepared me and my body as much as possible. My second labour and delivery, although still an emergency c-section was so much calmer and I felt in control the whole time. I also recovered so much quicker the second time and put this down in part to the wonderful treatments I had received prior to having my baby.

This is what led me to seek out Pregnancy Massage Australia and add to my previous study to become a pregnancy and post-natal massage practitioner.

I am very excited about starting a new chapter at Merakai and look forward to meeting with you all.

Health Fund Rebates with Genevieve

Genevieve has extensive qualifications, training and experience with her UK qualification.

Her qualifications are recognised by Australian massage associations, and she is fully qualified and insured to massage.

However, Australian health funds require a specific Australian Diploma code for her to qualify for health fund rebates. Genevieve is in the process of re-completing the entire Diploma course in order for her to provide health fund rebates.

Unfortunately this is a long process, and will be completed mid-2019. In the interim we are unable to provide health fund receipts for her treatments.

Please don't let this stop you having a fabulous treatment with Genevieve, contact us to discuss the options we have for clients requiring health fund rebates

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Pregnancy Reflexology

The joys of pregnancy are abundant, but sometimes so are feelings of pain and discomfort.  Reflexology is a gentle and nurturing therapy that may assist in managing many of the commonly felt pregnancy discomforts, such as:

  • Morning sickness
  • Back pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Swelling/oedema
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue.

Since there are few medical interventions that can be applied during this delicate time, finding comfortable and natural solutions to alleviate these symptoms is needed. Reflexology is an ancient art in healing and is a solution many women are turning to.

Reflexology is like a full body massage applied through the feet. It provides: comfort, Increases health and wellbeing.  The endorphins that are produced during reflexology reduce cortisol levels and induce relaxation for both mother and baby.

For post-partum mothers, especially those who have experienced a caesarean and/or birth trauma, they can be gently treated via reflex points in the feet and/or hands improving the recovery time and process.

A reflexology session is given on a supportive and comfortable semi-reclined massage table. There is no need to undress as the therapy is applied just to the lower legs, ankles and feet. The therapist will apply pressure using specific thumb and finger techniques, stretching and moving over reflex points. This 5000-year-old therapy is sometimes called zone therapy as the body is divided into zones with corresponding reflex points located in the feet. By stimulating these points, a message is sent to the spine and the central nervous system and from there a signal is sent to the brain and corresponding organs of the body.

Pregnancy is the perfect time to put your feet up, indulge yourself and enjoy the many benefits of reflexology with a trained therapist in a nurturing and supportive environment.


Please Note:

Even though reflexology is safe during pregnancy there are some conditions in which it is contraindicated such history of multiple miscarriages, deep vein thrombosis, high blood pressure and pre–eclampsia.  Please contact us to discuss if you are unsure before you book.  It is also important to let your GP/Obstetrician know that you are receiving reflexology treatments.

Introducing Reflexology at Merakai Therapies

Reflexology is a healing art of ancient origin. Reflex areas in the feet, hands and head relate to the internal organs and other structures of the body. Research shows we can assist to achieve balance in the body by stimulating these points.

New Therapist

New Therapist

Angie Haswell has joined Merakai Therapies.  Find out more about Angie and how she can help you.

Women's Health Physiotherapist

Women's Health Physiotherapist

Meet our experienced, nurturing women's health physiotherapist, Kristen Ruhmann.  A must for women needing before, during and after pregnancy.

Postnatal Massage

Postnatal Massage

Just had a baby, or about to have a baby, and wondering when you can come for a massage?