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.

Lactation Consultant Brisbane
Postnatal massage


  • Diploma of Remedial Massage (Australian College of Natural Medicine)
  • Advanced Postnatal Massage Workshop (Pregnancy Massage Australia)
  • Certified Infant Massage Educator (Infant Massage Australia)
  • Certificate of Pregnancy Massage (Pregnancy Massage Australia)
  • NurtureLife® Practitioner Course (Pregnancy Massage Australia)
  • Certified Paediatric Massage Therapist (Liddle Kid™ Foundation)
  • Graduate Certificate In Nursing – Paediatric, Child & Youth Health (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Registered Nurse (Princess Alexandra Hospital)
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant