Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about my pregnancy massage therapy service in Surfers Paradise (Chevron Island). Please contact me if you have any additional questions and / or you would like to make a booking.
Can I have a pregnancy massage in the first trimester?
While some massage therapists do not offer pregnancy massage to clients during their first trimester due to the increased the risk of miscarriage during this time generally, there is no actual scientific evidence that proves that massage therapy increases the risk of miscarriage.
As a massage professional with more than 20 years experience working with pregnant clients, I am open to offering massage treatments to pregnant women during their first trimester. Provided that you are healthy and all appears to be going well with your pregnancy, I am more than comfortable to offer you a nice, nurturing, and relaxing massage treatment during this time.
Beyond the first trimester I can offer you firmer, more tension relieving remedial massage treatments, in addition to giving you that nurturing, flowing touch of my Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, which is so deeply relaxing and so wonderful to receive during your pregnancy.
Do you have a special table for pregnancy massage?
Yes. I have my own custom-designed pregnancy massage table that will allow you to lay face down in safety and absolute comfort at any time during your pregnancy (even late-term). I also have pillows and towels available that I can place where needed to ensure you are safely positioned at all times and also to maximize your comfort during the massage. While most clients absolutely love being able to lay face down and enjoy deep rest and relaxation, some clients are more comfortable in a side-lying position. Either way I will do my best to give you a beautiful and blissful pregnancy massage experience that brings you soothing relief, rest, and rejuvenation.
Where is your practice located?
I am located in Somerset House in Suite L on the first floor at 57 Thomas Drive in Surfers Paradise, which is just over the bridge on the main street of Chevron Island.
Is there parking available on site?
While there isn’t a dedicated car park for clients, there is free 2-hour on-street parking on Thomas Drive as well as free parking in the Council car park located on Karloo Street.
What are your official business hours?
I am currently open 7 days per week from 9am-5pm by appointment only (please note: my last appointment for the day finishes no later than 5pm – unless special arrangements have been made).
What are your rates?
- 60 minute massage – $110
- 90 minute massage – $150
- 2 hour massage – $200
Do you do mobile massage?
No. All massage treatments are performed on-site in my beautifully appointed massage suite.
Are you registered with health funds for rebates?
Yes. I am registered with many of the major health funds and I use an ‘HICAPS’ payment terminal to process claims instantly (or via receipt) for remedial massage. Conditions apply. Please phone me on 0407 774 552 to ask about your specific health fund.
Are you registered with a professional association?
Yes I am. Massage and Myotherapy Australia (formerly the Australian Association of Massage Therapists – AAMT) is the professional association I belong to.
Do you offer any kind of guarantee for your treatments?
Yes. I am confident that you will love your pregnancy massage with me or you won’t pay a cent.
What is your cancellation policy?
MAKING AN APPOINTMENT
Please note at time of making your appointment you may be asked to provide a Credit Card Number to secure your booking.
Your Credit Card will not be charged unless it is for a Cancellation charge as indicated in my Cancellation / Rescheduling / No show Policy.
You are then welcome to pay by your preferred method of payment whether that is Cash, Credit Card or EFTPOS at the time of your treatment.
CANCELLATION /RESCHEDULING / NO-SHOW POLICY
You may cancel or reschedule your massage appointment without charge, 24 hours or more before your appointment commences.
Cancellations made less than 24 hours before your appointment commences will incur a 50% charge of my basic massage rate based on the length of treatment booked (e.g 1hr $110 = $55.00 Cancellation Fee).
Same-day cancellations made less than 4 hours before your appointment commences will incur a 100% cancellation charge.
Cancellations can be made via phone during business hours or via text 24 hours a day on 0407 774 552.
In the event that you do not officially cancel your appointment and you fail to show up you will incur a 100% charge.
Gift voucher bookings that cancel within 24 hours of the treatment start time will result in the gift voucher(s) being forfeited.
By making an appointment with me you are agreeing to my Cancellation Policy, which I believe to be fair and reasonable. I thank you for your understanding and for respecting and valuing my precious time.
Do you sell massage gift vouchers?
Yes I do. Please see my pregnancy massage gift voucher page for more info.
If you have any further questions not covered here, please feel free to contact me. Thank you. 🙂