Meet the Maternal Grounding Team

Jess

Therapist, Owner

Hi, I'm Jess!

I am the owner of Maternal Grounding and principal therapist.

My first pregnancy with my daughter Vera-Rose was not easy. I had a hard journey from start to finish and nothing went to plan. I never received very much information at all through out the journey. After my emergency c-section, I was told not to do anything or lift anything for the 6 weeks of my recovery. I knew straight away what my purpose and passion was in life!

I was already a fully qualified Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist but I wanted to specialise in pregnancy and postnatal training, recovery and massage! So whilst being on maternity leave, I further extended my study and knowledge to be able to offer a unique service of treating women holistically and gently through their journey of motherhood from pregnancy to labour and then postnatal.

Then my son Hawaiki was born with special needs and birth trauma. We have spent many occasions in hospital with not only our son fighting for his life, but with us fighting for him. Before he turned one he had ten hospital admissions, continually stopping breathing and six brain surgeries.  After going through so much trauma, I wanted to further my studies even more and be able to provide a more holistic approach and this is when Maternal Grounding was created.

If you follow my journey on social media you will see quite a bit of our daily lives. I share a lot of our story as I believe it can help other mamas going through hard times. I want you to know that we are all in this together and you are never alone!

I am a passionate and voracious learner! It is my goal to support women with the absolute best care I can, so I am continually updating my skills and knowledge in all sorts of modalities to provide a truly unique and holistic experience when you work with me.

I am fully qualified in the following:

  • Pregnancy Massage Practitioner ~ Pregnancy Massage Australia
  • Advanced Massage for Labour & Labour Massage for Partner Training~ Pregnancy Massage Australia
  • Advanced Post Natal Massage ~ Pregnancy Massage Australia
  • Modern Pregnancy Functional Exercise Prescription ~ Burrell Education
  • Modern Post Natal Assessment & Functional Exercise Prescription~ Burrell Education
  • Certificate IV Massage Therapy ~ Including Swedish/Relaxation Massage, Sports Massage & Neuromuscular Techniques (Myofascial Trigger Points) ~  Q Academy GC
  • Infant Massage Instructor ~ Infant Massage Australia
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage ~ Endeavor College of Natural Health
  • Ho'oponopono ~ Joe Vitale
  • Reiki Level I, II & Master/Teacher ~ Usui Ryoho Reiki (Lisa Powers)
  • Sacred Sound & Breath Meditation ~ Lisa Powers
  • Meditation Practitioner / Teacher ~ Graham Nicholls
  • Breathwork Practitioner ~ Michael Bijker
  • Birth Trauma Training for Birth Workers ~ Dr Erin Bowe
  • Somatic Approaches to Healing Trauma ~ Somatopia
  • Certificate III in Fitness ~  Human Performance Centre
  • Certificate IV in Fitness  ~ Human Performance Centre
  • Group Fitness Instructor Human Performance Centre
  • Boxing for Fitness Human Performance Centre
  • Active Kids Trainer Human Performance Centre
  • Advanced Nutrition Level 1 ~ Human Performance Centre
  • Senior First Aid & CPR ~Q Academy GC
Sophie Pregnancy Postnatal Massage Therapist Maternal Grounding Gold Coast

Sophie

Therapist

Hi I’m Sophie!

I’m a Remedial Massage Therapist and I LOVE looking after women.

I am fully qualified in Advanced Remedial Massage with Rehabilitation prescription and:

Diploma in Aromatherapy
Pregnancy Massage
Myofascial Cupping
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Brazillian Lymphatic Drainage

After going through the motherhood journey and putting myself last, getting run down I decided to make a change and put myself first. Self care has now become a passion of mine and I am on a mission to support pre and post natal woman through their journey.

Massage is so much more than a luxury treat, massage not only eases muscle pain, the healing power of touch soothes the mind, body and soul.

I‘m orginally from the UK, I’m married, have 2 children aged 4 and 6 and a dog called Juno.

There‘s nothing I love more than laying in bed (alone) and watching teenage movies, think; Twilight, Gossip Girl, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. If it’s got a cheesy love story then I’ve watched it.

I came to Australia on holiday 9 years ago with only a suitcase to my name, met my now husband and just didn’t go home.

So I pretty much starred in my own cheesy love story!