About Maitri

Maitri Massage is a Remedial Massage practice specialising in Women’s and Children’s health.

Driven by a passion for holistic health and an innovative approach to wellness, Louise Ryan started Maitri Massage in 2008. A trained child health and paediatric nurse, Louise holds a Diploma in Remedial Massage from the Australian College of Natural Medicine. Louise is a Pregnancy Massage Practitioner with Pregnancy Massage Australia, Infant Massage Instructor and Oncology Massage therapist.

I aim to provide massage services to women and their families to ensure they experience optimal health during their pregnancy, to ensure a smooth transition to parenthood promoting positive bonding for new families.

Louise Ryan specialises in:

• Pregnancy massage
• Postnatal massage
• Lactation support (IBCLC)
• Infant massage
• Paediatric massage
• Remedial massage
• Oncology massage
• Early childhood parenting support

Massage services support healing by:

• Improving infant settling and sleep quality.
• Improving immune system function.
• Relieving lower back pain, pelvic girdle pain.
• Calming new mothers and babies, improved understanding of infant cues.
• Improving respiratory, circulatory and digestive system function.

With a stunning studio, Maitri Massage in Brisbane’s inner west’s leafy suburb of Bardon, offers a serene escape for clients.

Maitri is a Hindu word derived from the ancient Sanskrit word ‘maitreya’, maîtri (pronounced ‘my tree’). Maitri means friendship or goodwill underpinned by a state of fitness and well being. 

Professional Development

Having worked as a Lactation Consultant for the last couple of years in a Parenting Support centre attached to a large teaching hospital, I have noticed that those babies born after long difficult labours have more trouble than others in the early days when trying to breastfeed.

My curiosity has got the better of me and I have started studying  Craniosacral Therapy to better understand what these little nervous systems need to enable them to heal from their birth trauma and calm so they can feed comfortably at the breast.

Those early days as a new mother are challenging enough without have a newborn who is struggling to latch at the breast and feed.

Lactation Consultant Brisbane
Postnatal massage