About Catherine Dore
“It takes a village to raise a child”
The above quote is one of my favourites. When a village raises a child, the child grows up in a love-filled, nurturing community where parents are given the gift of sharing their parenthood with an entire support network.
My aim is to be just one hut in your village. Or in today’s terms, one support hub in your Brisbane patch. Not only do I provide pregnancy massage, postnatal massage, remedial massage and baby massage classes, but I also offer a listening ear if you want it; and I’m humbled that many mothers trust me as their sounding board and/or confidant.
The village I offer you
If you want it, I provide a gateway to a network of service providers and healthcare professionals who will help you navigate your way through this wonderful and challenging time of your life.
Interaction with other mothers
In my infant massage classes you’ll not only learn baby massage techniques, you’ll interact with other like-minded mums who are also juggling a new born baby with future preparations for returning to work.
My qualifications & memberships
- Qualified Remedial Massage Therapist
- Qualified Infant Massage Instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage (now known as Baby In Mind in Australia)
- Pregnancy massage certification and Nurturelife prenatal massage practitioner with Pregnancy Massage Australia.
- Member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT), now known as Massage & Myotherapy Australia
- Professional Member of the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM). This is the only nationally accredited instructor course training in Australia.
I have been a Remedial Massage Therapist since 2008, and since 2011 I have focused on pregnancy, postnatal & infant massage. I have been very fortunate to have worked for several years in clinics and centres alongside Midwives, Obstetricians, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths and a number of other wellness practitioners.
I believe the road to overall health and wellbeing often requires a multi-faceted approach, and that is why we regularly collaborate with other leading women’s health professionals.
When I have a spare minute …
Spare minutes are rare, but when they come by you’ll find me reading books and articles relating to all facets of wellbeing, including: immune function, touch, infant mental health, muscular dysfunction, biomechanics, and more. If you have any book recommendations, I’m always (a bit too) excited to hear from you!
Outside the clinic
When I’m not working you’re likely to find me creating and decorating cakes! I also love the local food scene where I opt for low-key soul-food establishments who care more about their ingredients than their cocktail list. Got a great recommendation? Let me know!
I also love to travel, and if I can combine learning and travel that’s even better! I am very fond of South America, So much so that I have been twice now. I thoroughly enjoyed the people, the food, the culture and the language.
If I’m not planning my trip, I’m probably hanging out with my gorgeous (read: cheeky!) nieces and nephews.
Anj is a beautiful, nurturing and effervescent person who loves caring for children of all ages and supporting parents in any way she can. She has a wealth of knowledge and draws from very diverse and varied work history, making her a valuable part of our team.
She is well versed in child development and care due to years working as an infant and paediatric massage therapist (including those with special health care needs). She has been surrounded by children of various ages her entire life, has experience as a sole charge nanny, and is currently completing a Masters of Teaching (Early Childhood) at QUT which will allow her to become a registered teacher for ages birth – Grade 3. In addition to this she teaches swimming and water safety to children (from 8 weeks old) and their families at Rackley Swim School.
Her previous work experience has included, business ownership, policing, hospitality and customer service. Anj holds a current Working With Children Bluecard, and First Aid Certificate including CPR, asthma and anaphylaxis.