Massage | Bodywork | Birth Education

Cairns – Yorkeys Knob – Mission Beach

Cairns Pregnancy Massage

As a massage therapist and bodyworker with 10 years experience as a birthworker, I provide nurturing pregnancy and postpartum massage, pelvic alignment and functional bodywork to support you through all stages of pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Internal Pelvic Release

I provide internal pelvic release work sessions, combining pelvic alignment with internal release of tension in the soft tissues of the pelvis. This work restores balance and function to the pelvic floor, supporting conditions from pelvic prolapse to endometriosis. 

Empowering Birth Education

I provide empowering birth education and active birth preparation classes in group settings and private sessions to provide personalised guidance and holistic support on your journey. Available in Yorkeys Knob, your home and online.

Hi, I’m Shelly!

Internatal Pelvic Release Work

 

Diverse Experience

No two births are ever the same. I have supported mothers, couples and families through diverse pregnancy and birth journeys including freebirth, homebirth, hospital birth and birthing on country. I provide a respectful inclusive and LGBTIQ+ friendly service for people of all backgrounds and beliefs.

Holistic Care

I provide non-medical pregnancy and postpartum care including childbirth education, massage, pelvic alignment, pelvic floor release, birth planning and emotional support throughout your pregnancy, postpartum and beyond.

Ongoing Support

Nurturing you during pregnancy and meeting your baby is only the halfway point of our journey together. I also offer birth debriefs and work as a postpartum massage therapist and bodyworker to nurture you in the sacred postpartum time.

Professional Skills

I am a certified Professional Birthing Doula, Childbirth Educator, Pregnancy Massage Practitioner, Internal Pelvic Release Work Practitioner, Spinning Babies Aware Practitioner and Optimal Maternal Positioning Ambassador. I am a registered member of Doula Network Australia, Homebirth Australia, Childbirth International, and have completed training under esteemed empowered birth professionals including Debra Pascalli Bonaro, Dr Sarah Buckley, Dr Robyn Thompson, Rhea Dempsey, Jenny Blyth, Denise Love, Jess Permezel and Jane Hardwicke Collings.

Massage

Pelvic Alignment & Foetal Positioning

Internal Pelvic Release Work

Birth Education

Body Balance Classes

Online Programs

Articles & Resources

Online Programs

Coming soon

I am launching online childbirth education courses and holistic bodywork programs to make empowered birth preparation accessible from wherever you are.

“Shelly immediately brought confidence and security into our birth space, and provided hands-on and emotional support throughout an intense labour experience. Without her ongoing, grounding support throughout an emotionally difficult pregnancy, I feel we would not have had the same level of courage to face our fears and the unknown, and bring our baby into the world the way she needed. Shelly is one of the most confident, competent, and compassionate women I have ever met.”

– Kirstie

“Shelly was at the births of 2 of my children, both homebirths.
She held space for me to step into my power and take back my autonomy.
Shelly supported me in my choices as an intuitive mother, reassuring me with her endless knowledge and statistics about birth.
She pushed through the barriers of communication with my husband who is deaf, continually encouraging him as my birth partner. We are both forever grateful for her.”

– Raina

“Shelly has the most calming, loving and kind nature and it is impossible not to feel instantly at ease when you meet her! From the moment we met, it felt so natural that she would be the one to lead me through my first birth. While things didn’t go exactly to my plan, I felt extremely supported throughout, and informed and empowered to make decisions about the birth as they arose. I really don’t think I could have done it without Shelly, she was by my side for the whole marathon offering much needed physical and emotional support. Oh and her prenatal massage is the best! Thanks so much Shelly.”

– Kate, Som & Finn

“Shelly is an amazing doula and an amazing human. She has the biggest and kindest heart, and the most amazing stamina! My labour was 48 hours and she didn’t leave my side. Constant reassurance when I thought I couldn’t do it anymore, and she helped me to achieve the natural vaginal birth that I wanted, even though I was being pressured by doctors to speed things up. Hire Shelly! You will not regret it! “

– Beth

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