Services:

Lactation and Breastfeeding Support

 

Breastfeeding is the biologically normal way to feed a baby. This does not mean it is easy! It is a learned skill, one that I have qualified and experienced in helping you learn! Breastfeeding support is important!

Breastfeeding families seek support for, and I can help with the following breastfeeding concerns:

  • Difficulty latching and positioning baby

  • Painful nipples and/or breasts

  • Colicky/Refluxy/Unsettled babies

  • Slow weight gains (baby)

  • Low milk supply

  • Over supply

  • Tongue Tie queries

  • Premature Babies

  • Feeding Multiples

  • Adoptive breastfeeding

  • Expressing

  • Antenatal support

  • Weaning

 

Testimonials

 

"We were really struggling with breastfeeding. I was having a lot of pain and damage and our baby was really unsettled. Kate was really supportive and helpful with a wealth of expertise that put us on the right path!"-Sarah W.

Kate is amazing. I was ready to give up breastfeeding after 8 weeks as neither myself or my baby or my partner were happy. Feeds were going on for ages and our baby never seemed satisfied. I saw Kate and she worked with us to make a plan and we managed to breastfeed for nearly 2 years!!"

Mums and Bubs/Postnatal Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy:

The postnatal period is a very special and precious time for the newborn mother and newborn baby.

The first three months of a babies life the "4th trimester"is a period of great change and development for both mum and the newborn. While this time is often enjoyable it can have its challenges. Mothers report their babies are calmer and more relaxed after a treatment and often go on to sleep better and feed better.

 

BCST is a beautiful therapy for mum and baby to receive to help them through this new and challenging time. BCST may help ease the effects of difficult labours and birth and has its place in reducing the likelihood of mothers experiencing postnatal mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and PTSD.

It is a wonderful way for us to thank the mothers body for the hard work it has done and a beautiful way for us to welcome the baby into the world!

 

"I ended up having an emergency cesarean and our baby was so unsettled, he would cry a lot and found feeding hard. We were getting really frustrated with each other. I have a mums and bubs session with Kate and after the first session there were noticeable changes in baby and I myself found life with him easier to manage-My anxiety levels reduced and was able to sleep better-even with the frequent night waking!"-Angela C

"My birth was pretty straight forward, but afterwards I still felt like something wasn't right. I found myself sitting and thinking about the birth over and over but I couldn't figure out why I was upset by it. I had a session with Kate and these feelings eased. Just having the time to process the changes in me was enough to feel better!" Meagan P

"I ended up having an emergency cesarean and our baby was so unsettled, he would cry a lot and found feeding hard. We were getting really frustrated with each other. I have a mums and bubs session with Kate and after the first session there were noticeable changes in baby and I myself found life with him easier to manage-My anxiety levels reduced and was able to sleep better-even with the frequent night waking!"-Angela C

 
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (Child and Adult).

BCST (sometimes referred to as CST) is a holistic "non-manipulative" touch therapy with its roots in Osteopathy. BCST is a whole body treatment that focuses on the health in our bodies. BCST combines Western understanding of biology and human anatomy with body awareness skills and a specialised type of "touch" that enables the clients body systems to relax and unwind. Clients that use BCST seek help for a range of conditions including but not limited to:

  • Stress/Worry/Anxiety/Mental Health concerns/PTSD

  • Insomnia or difficulty relaxing

  • Musculoskeletal Pain such as Back Pain.

  • Nervous system issues

  • Homonal issues and fertility

  • Pregnancy discomforts and postnatal recovery

  • Unsettled babies/feeding problems

  • Behavioural issues (children)

  • Addiction

Clients report feelings of calm and renewed vitality after a treatment and these feelings continue into their day to day lives. They report relief from their symptoms and trauma with many continuing to have treatments after their initial concerns have gone just "because it makes me feel so good". For more information about BCST see the PACT website.

 

"Cranio with Kate relieved my back pain that I had been struggling with for months"-Ben H

"I have suffered with Endometriosis since I was a teenager. I saw Kate 3 times and the pain has significantly reduced! Thank you!"-Amanda C

"I travel a lot for work and have been really struggling with sleep. I saw Kate and after the first session my sleep was really improved."-Andrew S

"I travel a lot for work and have been really struggling with sleep. I saw Kate and after the first session my sleep was really improved."-Andrew S

Relaxation/Therapeutic/Pregnancy Massage

The benefits of massage are vast and well known.

Come and receive 45min or 60min of relaxation massage or deeper soft tissue tension release (great for post-exercise). Pregnancy massage is offered from around 14 weeks gestation and appointments are usually 60min-some clients like to have a combination of massage and BCST. I can tailor the treatment to your needs. The following are some of the reasons clients come for massage:

  • Stress/Tension/Pain in muscles​

  • Insomnia

  • Sciatica (especially during pregnancy)

  • Neck and shoulder tension

  • Lower Back pain

  • Sports related injury or tension

"Thank you Kate for an amazing massage that left me feeling 10 years younger and with a bounce in my step. You made me feel very comfortable as if I were right at home with an old friend. And you went right into all those problem areas straightening me out, while at the same time giving great advice to prevent problems in the future.

Preparation for Labour and baby (from 36 weeks gestation)

A truly beautiful way to honour your pregnancy and birth. A perfect way to

help "get your head in the game"and to welcome baby into the world can also support the learning phases of becoming a parent.

Package includes: 3 x BCST appointments to be used during pregnancy and after birth.

1x Breastfeeding appointment to be used at any time.

I was feeling anxious about the labour and birth and had been feeling stressed in the weeks leading up to it. 
I had series of cranios with Kate and I really noticed my body and mind start to relax and get ready! Amazing!

Rates:
 

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy:

​The first appointment is usually 60min. This includes initial assessment and "hands on" treatment time, adult appointments thereafter range from 45min-60min.

  • Initial Consultation (Child/Adult 16yrs+): $80 

  • Mums and Bubs/Postnatal: $100 (can be combined with breastfeeding support).

  • Follow-up (Adult 16ys+) $80

  • Follow up Child: $50 (approx 30min)

Lactation/Breastfeeding Support:

Initial assessment often takes 90min.

  • $80/hr.

  • Home-visits incur additional travel costs

Massage Therapy:

Pregnancy from 14 weeks gestation and is 60min.

  • 45min $60

  • 60min $80

     

Preparation for Labour and Baby

For use during pregnancy (from 36weeks) and postnatal period.

3 x BCST treatments and 1 x Breastfeeding appointment (total of 4 hours)

  • $265 (saving of $55)

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