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.

New team member

New team member

Introducing Louise to Merakai Therapies in June


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We are very excited Louise O’neill will be joining the Merakai Therapies team from Saturday June 16th, and available for Saturday treatments. 

Louise is a remedial massage therapist with further training through Pregnancy Massage Australia. Her area of expertise and passion is supporting women through their pregnancy journey.



Let’s introduce Louise:


“I think it is important for woman to nurture themselves through their pregnancy, I feel most privileged that I can assist in doing just that”

Louise here!

My journey begun in Auckland New Zealand where I completed my diploma in remedial massage, and went onto do sports massage, however I was most drawn and curious to gain further knowledge on how I could support woman through pregnancy massage. Fast forward to now where I reside in Brisbane and just love living here and proud to call Australia my home, I further specialised in pregnancy massage and now a qualified Nurturelife Practitioner through Pregnancy Massage Australia.

I feel a great sense of happiness knowing I can give back, by supporting mothers through pregnancy pre and postnatal massage. With all the changes the female body goes through when nurturing life, I think it is most important when you feel like you have the weight on your shoulders that you let yourself take time out and surround yourself in a supportive network of people.

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?