Leah Palmer-O'Malley

Hi, I'm Leah Palmer-O'Malley, Owner and Sole Practitioner at Bellies & Bubs

I have Diplomas in Remedial Massage, Reflexology, Yoga Instruction and additional qualifications in Pregnancy Massage, Maternity Reflexology, Pre and Post-Natal Yoga and Level I and II Reiki.

I'm also a certified Doula and have had the honour and privilege of sharing this amazing experience with over 60 women and their families, since 2004.

I've been on this incredible journey and in my own private Practice since 2000 and currently only offer Body Therapy for Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond and Yoga for Pregnancy.

My greatest achievement thus far has, beyond a doubt, been the birth of my two daughters, Siena - 20 and Ebony - 18 and guiding and watching them become the beautiful young women, they are.

I believe the positive experiences of my pregnancies and births, has definitely shaped who I am as a woman and a Mum and how I have evolved as a Practitioner, within the area of Maternity and Post-partum care.

As a busy mum and business-owner, I know only too well, how busy life can get. I'm passionate about creating the opportunity for other women to escape from reality; to rest, relax and rejuvenate.

It is my aim to provide a safe and nurturing, empathetic and relaxed environment, in which to support women through their Pregnancies, Birth and Beyond.

My Services

Specialising in Body Therapy Treatments for Pregnancy, Birth, Post-Partum & Womens' Health & Yoga for Pregnancy & Birth

Bellies & Bubs offers a variety of body therapy treatments for your pregnancy, birth and beyond and Yoga classes for pregnancy and birth. It prides itself on providing safe, beneficial and individually tailored treatments for women of all life's stages and ages.

It also stocks pregnancy Belly Bags and some Secret Scent oil blends, including a First Stage Labour Oil Blend. Guess What? You don't even have to be pregnant to enjoy an hour of Tranquillity and Bliss with a therapeutic massage or reflexology treatment.

So what is the point of difference at Bellies & Bubs? Established in 2005 in Toowoomba, Bellies & Bubs has provided one of the only venues offering services for pre and post-natal care in the Toowoomba area. Now, several years on, Bellies & Bubs is proud of its reputation for providing safe, beneficial and specifically tailored pregnancy and post-birth and non-pregnant body therapy treatments and Pregnancy Yoga classes; in a nurturing and supportive environment.

Bellies & Bubs achievements within the Community, include being nominated in 2010 as a Finalist in the Lifestyle Category of the Business Excellence Awards in Toowoomba, an avid supporter of various Fundraising events, including Ovarian Cancer and has also presented at Toowoomba Base Hospital Midwifery Workshops, CPEA, ABA and other Mums' Groups.

Bellies & Bubs receives patient/client referrals from Independent and Hospital based Midwives, Private Obstetricians, Chiropractors and Physios.

Bellies & Bubs has provider recognition with all Private Health Funds except Defence Health. All relevant Professional and Public Liability Insurances.

Bellies & Bubs offers Gift Vouchers, E-vouchers and accepts Eftpos/Credit Card/Cash and Paypal for online payments.

Cancellation Policy

Modifying or Cancelling an appointment

We understand circumstances sometimes arise and appointments need to be altered, we do ask that you provide as much notice as you can, where possible and we will take special circumstances into consideration. However, please be aware of our cancellation/rescheduling procedure below:
  • Modifying/ Cancelling Appointments

    If you need to modify(reschedule) or cancel an appointment, please go to www.bookitlive.net and log in using the email and password created when you booked your initial appointment through the booking pages on this website. If the appointment was made by Bellies & Bubs, please contact us on 0408 204 522 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (Please be aware messages and emails will only be checked during business hours, so cancellation fees may still apply if outside of the timeframe as set out below.)
  • Minimum Cancellation Time

    Please provide a minimum 12 hours when cancelling, or rescheduling appointments, otherwise a $25.00 cancellation fee may apply. Cancellations or rescheduling within 4 hours of an appointment will incur a fee 50% of the treatment booked

Health Fund Rebates

Claiming Our Services


    Please be aware that Bellies & Bubs does not have HICAPS, however, does have provider recognition with all Health Funds, other than Defence Health. Full payment is required at time of appointment and a health fund receipt issued for you to claim with your Fund. We have an EFTPOS machine and accept all major credits cards.

Bellies & Bubs Etiquette

Arriving on Time

  • Punctuality and Paperwork

    At an initial appointment you will be required to complete a health and information form, please arrive 5 - 10 minutes earlier to allow time for parking and completing paperwork. Please be aware that running late, may mean your treatment time will be reduced, to ensure other clients are not inconvenienced. The full fee may still be charged.

Contraindications of Massage

When Massage is not recommended

  • 0 - 12 Weeks

    Massage is not recommended in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, to allow the body to settle into the pregnancy, whilst the placenta begins to take over the functionality of the pregnancy. We recommend waiting until after your Nuchal Transcluency Scan.
  • Conditions

    If pregnant with elevated blood pressure, associated with headaches and spotty or blurred vision, as well as oedema and protein on urinalysis (this can be an indication of pre-eclampsia); cholestasis (a liver imbalance), PUPP (pregnancy rash).

    Please wait at least 1 week after an Iron Infusion, particularly during pregnancy, before having a massage, so as not to overload the Liver and Gall Bladder, as toxins may be released from stimulating the lymphatic and circulatory systems

  • Surgery

    Within six weeks post-surgery. This includes a C-Section
  • DVT

    Any history of DVT

A good massage is a good start. Right?