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.
Meet Meaghan Gardner
Meaghan has been in the spa and wellness industry for over 28 years, specialising in beauty therapy, remedial massage and aromatherapy. She has held many different positions from management, training and hands on therapy.
Throughout the years there has always been a common thread and a passion for supporting women as they embark on motherhood. Meaghan loves to hold space for women, to assist in creating a new perception towards self-awareness and self-care. She believes that it is better to have our own glass full, rather than empty and depleted.
As a working Mum, Meaghan is all too familiar with the need for a balanced lifestyle. So on the flip side she enjoys lots of outdoor activities, yoga, dancing, getting her hands dirty in the garden, lots of laughing and just being.
**NOTE – No health fund rebates available with this practitioner