Halifax Massage Therapy & Doula Services

Evidenced-based & trauma-informed perinatal support

Halifax massage therapy

Halifax Massage Therapy & Doula Services

Evidenced-based & trauma-informed perinatal support

Pregnant woman holding her belly

Pain during pregnancy is common, but not normal.

No two pregnancies are alike. Throughout your pregnancy your body rapidly changes. Massage is a safe and effective way to treat discomfort, improve your sleep, decrease your stress levels, and so much more!

What would it mean to you if your body felt prepared for labour? How would it feel if instead of scrolling google in the middle of the night while your partner sleeps, you had a Doula-trained Registered Massage Therapist in your pocket, ready to answer questions and put fear to rest? Stress is one of the biggest contributors to pregnancy pain, so let's leave the facebook mom groups for planning walks and play dates and we'll address all your questions at your next massage appointment, shall we?

Support Cushions

No matter where you are in your pregnancy, I have the equipment to make you comfortable. Whether that's safely support laying face down or positioned on your side, ease your pregnancy discomforts and prepare your body for birth.

Pain in Pregnacy

During pregnancy it is common to experience lower back pain, pelvic girdle pain, hip discomfort, and overall deep-tissue sensitivity. After addressing any discomforts you have during treatment we can discuss changes or easy exercises you can do to manage any symptoms between appointments.


Before I was pregnant, I hadn't gotten the memo that I wouldn't sleep through the night. Maybe it was the "getting up to pee" thing, or the "it took 3 minutes to roll over and now I'm awake" thing. Massage will lower your cortisol levels (stress hormone) and increase serotonin and dopamine (mood stabilizers).


Massage Therapy Sessions

It's never too late to start feeling better. Appointment time includes assessment, massage treatment and any home care or exercises if needed.

  • 60 Minute Treatment $120 +hst
  • 75 minute treatment $140 +hst
  • 90 minute treatment $160 +hst

Direct billing through most insurance companies available.

*Please note I have a strict no-tipping policy.


Massage Therapy Packages

Invest in a massage treatment plan and save $50!

Purchase 5 or more massages and save $10 per session. Each treatment will be submitted to your insurance company after each treatment and reimbursed to you.

  • Five 60 minute treatments $550 +hst
  • Five 75 minute treatments $650 +hst
  • Five 90 minute treatments $750 +hst

In-Home Massage Therapy

Live in HRM and want a massage in the comfort of your own home? Maybe your whole family wants a treatment on the same day, and this would just be easier! Contact me for a quote and let's make it happen!

*For current Doula or Massage Therapy clients only.

Sarah MacKeil
September 11, 2023
Sara Almallah
August 28, 2023

First day I came to Sara with swollen feet, from the first session I felt way better and my feet almost went back to normal shape with no pain. Every time I’m there I wish the session never ends. She has a magical hands, very professional and passionate about her job. I can’t recommend her enough, she is simply AMAZING!

Jessica Janes
July 17, 2023

A friend of mine recommended Sara and I’m so grateful she did!! Sara is a very kind human and amazing RMT. I have had the best results since starting to see her for chronic back pain and feel relieved when I see her in my schedule! I remember I walked out of my first appointment with her thinking, she is the first RMT who knows exactly how to get into the tense spots of my back, and felt my shoulder relax and feel lighter for the first time in years. She is approachable and empathetic - I like to ask questions about what could aggravate certain muscles, what muscles she’s working on, etc. and she’s always keen to explain and teach. In addition to the great massage, there is a lot of parking, her clinic space is always clean and tidy, and there is a/c for the summer and heat in the winter. Stoked to have found a RMT I want to stay with!

Melissa White
July 15, 2023

If you are looking for a pre-natal massage, look no further! Sara is amazing and her set-up is perfect for pregnant mamas. I had one pre-natal massage prior to her (in my second trimester) and I left feeling quite dizzy as the whole in the table was not quite deep enough for my growing belly. Sara’s set up is much different: quite unique, and tailored specifically for pregnant women, even in the late stages in pregnancy. It is very comfortable and I just finished my final appointment at 39 weeks and still felt great afterwards. I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else for pre-natal massage. Aside from the set up, finding a massage therapist who understands the unique needs of pregnancy is crucial. Her expertise in pre-natal is evident and she is quick to anticipate your needs and ensure you are comfortable. Sara's warm and friendly personality made each session a true pleasure. So grateful to have found her for my pregnancy!

Dee Shannon
July 12, 2023

The 90-min prenatal massage I had with Sara was by far the best of the three prenatal massages I've had this pregnancy and one of the best massages of my life. She did EVERYTHING with plenty of attention to the places most RMTs skip over but are desperate for TLC, including my feet, fingers, even my jaw (who knew I was holding tension there?). She ended our session with an incredible scalp massage. At 38 weeks pregnant, it was the most relaxed I’ve felt in months and months. This was not a typical pregnancy massage table with the cutout for your belly; this was the Lamborghini of massage tables. She had a lots of different little bolsters and supports and things and I was very comfortable throughout the whole massage with her checking in to make minute adjustments here and there to ensure I was positioned correctly. When I flipped on my back there was this other formation of cushions and supports so it was sort of like I was elevated 30 degrees. Divine. I was like....can I.....just use this massage table as a bed...? I wish I had discovered Sara earlier in my pregnancy but will certainly be back to see her for a postnatal massage in the coming months.

Nicole Drake
June 20, 2023

Sara provided an amazing full body prenatal massage for me at 35 weeks pregnant. She was great at making me feel comfortable. It was so relaxing!

Alexandra Nichols
May 26, 2023

I would highly recommend Sara! I went to her for prenatal massages for lower back pain. She was very professional and knew what she was doing. I would be still going to her if I didn’t move out of province!

Brandy Gryshik
May 26, 2023

Sara is a phenomenal massage therapist. I went to her for prenatal care and will continue to see her post care and beyond. I have found it hard to find a good massage therapist in the HRM and Sara was exactly who I needed. I have referred friends to her because her care has been unmatched. She takes a vested interest in your over all well-being. It’s a great feeling to go for a massage, feel genuinely cared for during it, and feeling the tension/pain released because of her skill level. I can not recommend her enough.

Kim Hardy
April 28, 2023

I’ve been going to Sara for prenatal messages and she is the best! Very relaxing experience and her massages have really helped with hip and back pain in my third trimester. Highly recommend!

Sarah Slemko
April 28, 2023

My massages with Sara were great. She has a comfortable set up with adjustable supports to accommodate any body shape and a growing pregnancy belly. Her wealth of knowledge about how to treat/help the wide range of pregnancy aches and pains came through in every session. I would definitely recommend her to any pregnant friends and anyone looking for a pregnancy-centred massage experience.

Lorena Roma
April 1, 2023

Caring professional, skilled and friendly. Best massage I've had here in halifax. Comfortable and relaxing environment. I highly recommend her for pregnant and non-pregnant women.

Kat Doucette
March 31, 2023

My only regret is not having found Sara sooner in my pregnancy! She's created a beautiful, cozy, easily accessible space with the most comfortable set up for pregnancy. She addressed every concern I came in for within two treatments. As a fellow RMT who has experienced many treatment styles, I can confidently say Sara's is one of the best. Her passion and knowledge is informative and empowering. I'll definately be back!

Lora L
March 31, 2023

Sara is truly amazing. I came the first time for a post-partum massage and it was so nice. I keep trying to see her every one or tow month and she has helping me a lot with her massages so far. I really recommend her and her magic hands.

Kate Hill
March 3, 2023

I experienced significant side, hip and back pain throughout my pregnancy and saw Sara in my third trimester. The relief I felt leaving her office each time was tremendous. She is a true professional and clearly loves what she does. She made sure I was 100% comfortable throughout the entirety of each of our sessions and I left feeling amazing each and every time. I would recommend Sara to anyone for prenatal massages, whether you are experiencing discomfort in your pregnancy or you just want an amazing full body massage.

Melissa McKissock
February 2, 2023

Just when I thought the pain was over after having the baby- perinatal pains begin! I had never heard of mother's thumb before, but boy is it a pain. My doctor suggested a wrist guard and seeing a chiro to show me how to correctly hold my baby. But when I mentioned the pain to Sara, she focused on my wrist and forearm during a massage and I feel like new! Thank you Sara- you eased a pain that i expected to have for months... in an hour you accomplished what my doctor said "just needed time". I appreciate your expertise and talents more than you could know!

Sarah Brooks
January 18, 2023

Sara is the absolute best! I started treatments with her at the end of my first trimester and have continued to the end of my pregnancy. I am confident that is a large part of why I am still feeling comfortable, mobile and calm in the final two weeks of pregnancy! The treatment table setup she has is really impressive and can be adjusted to accommodate each stage/size of your pregnancy, and it’s the most comfortable thing ever! Sara is so kind, calming and thoughtful and so knowledgeable in the prenatal space. It was great to hear her recommendations I was so comfortable receiving care from someone who truly specialized in prenatal massage. Her treatment room is bright, clean, quiet and there is always lots of easy parking. I feel like treatments with Sara made my pregnancy a lot easier, physically and mentally, and I can’t recommend her enough!

Alana Cuvelier
January 1, 2023

Sarah is attentive and professional. She tailors the massage to exactly what you need each time. Will definitely recommend to all pregnant, trying to conceive or postpartum friends.

Travis and Alannah MacLean
January 1, 2023

I began to see Sara for prenatal massage during my third trimester. It is great to have a service specifically for caring for your changing body throughout pregnancy. Sara is very attentive to how her patients are feeling and is knowledgeable in providing quality prenatal care. Thank you Sara!

Megan L
December 6, 2022

I highly recommend Sara! This is my second pregnancy and I wish I had seen her for massages during my first! I find it very comforting knowing she has lots of experience with expecting moms. She always makes sure you are comfortable (which when being pregnant is a must) and offers different ways for you to be on your back, stomach or side. She is excellent at getting rid of my aches and pains and I leave feeling so much better and relaxed not only that day but also the days after!

Melissa McK
November 30, 2022

I saw Sara for the first time when I was 8 months into my pregnancy. I had pushed my body a lot (packed up and moved cross country at 6 months pregnant, had covid at 7, and was working long hours) and my body starting pushing back with pain. My hips, knees and feet would hurt after doing simple tasks like a light grocery shop. I thought this was just pregnancy and there was nothing to do about it. How wrong I was. 1 massage with Sara made the last weeks of my pregnancy... dare I say comfortable? It relieved what I thought had become chronic pain and allowed me to move throughout the day- so much so that I was painting walls days before my little guy arrived! In addition to the massage, Sara is welcoming and so willing to share her knowledge as a doula and connections as a Haligonian. She ensured i was comfortable throughout the visit and I left feeling invigorated. Thank you! looking forward to the next massage!

November 18, 2022

Sara is your go to for pregnancy massage in HRM. I felt comfortable, relaxed and she got out all my knots during my pregnancy. She's extremely knowledgeable and good at her job.

Laura Malley
October 7, 2022

Sara is lovely! And so great at her job. I've recommended her to all my pregnant friends and absolutely plan to go back for any future pregnancies! I loved days with message appointments booked 🙂

Bhawna Sareen
September 13, 2022

Sara is very friendly and have magic hands. I got relief after visiting her first time.It’s feel like she is a blessing for me in my postpartum.Highly recommend her.

Leah VanAndel
September 12, 2022

I started seeing Sara in my third trimester and was so impressed with her professionalism, knowledge, and sensitivity to my needs at that time. I returned 7 and 8 weeks postpartum (hello, breastfeeding back pain!) and she targeted my pain and tension in places I didn’t even know I needed. I highly recommend her to my pregnant friends and those who are ready after delivery!!

Give your loved one the gift they really need in pregnancy & postpartum!

It's never too late - or early - to start feeling better.

Sara Naughton

Registered Massage Therapist

“There is a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful. It's that women are strong."

—Laura Stavoe Harm