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 – 2008
- Qualified Infant Massage Instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM Australia)
- Pregnancy & Postnatal Massage training with Burrell Education, London UK
- Abdominal Scar Tissue Massage with CK Massage Training
- Pregnancy Massage Certification, Prenatal Massage Practitioner, Postnatal Massage Workshop with Pregnancy Massage Australia.
- Member of Massage & Myotherapy Australia, formally Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT),
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 put their heart and soul into creating super yummy, health-filled food that can cope with the growing list of weird and wonderful food intolerance I am so blessed to have. 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 next trip, I’m probably hanging out with my beautiful (read: cheeky!) nieces and nephews.
Nadine is a wonderful, warm and bubbly person who loves spending time with children of all ages and encouraging parents in any way she can, especially when it comes to travel. She hails from Wales in the UK and migrated to Australia in 2006.
After several years of failed IVF treatment Nadine and her husband Adam were blessed to finally welcome Charlie into their lives in 2014. It was important for Nadine to treasure and spend as much time with Charlie so has been lucky enough to primarily work from home whilst nurturing him in his early years.
She loves travelling around Australia and documenting their adventures, encouraging families to get out there and see how beautiful this country of ours is. Being able to visit these places and learn about the history of this great country through Charlie’s eyes has been amazing. She enjoys a glass of red and a good family movie night in her downtime.
2020 is the year of new adventures for both mum and son, with Charlie starting school and Nadine joining the team.
Nadine has held previous roles as a Business Analyst, Project Coordinator and Executive Assistant. She is looking forward to this next chapter where she can nurture your child as she has and continues to do so for her own.