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At Bella Mama we feel passionate about caring supporting and celebrating women throughout the exciting journey which is pregnancy, birth and motherhood. Our role is to provide high quality, specialist treatments to women in the luxurious and nurturing environment of our Pregnancy Spa and Wellness Centre located in Belmont, North Shore.   As well as massage therapy we also provide a range of beauty therapy and spa treatments as well as natural health and wellness including naturopathy and acupuncture

We also support our clients with a range of aromatherapy skincare products and provide advice on the many benefits of massageyoga and infant massage.

Bella Mama is committed to the highest quality on-going training and education for our therapists and staff. We also take a keen interest in international research studies which point to the beneficial effects of touch therapy and yoga on women at all stages of their lives, with a special interest in mother wellness, birth outcomes and the bonding process between infant and parent. We hope that our work will spread these positive benefits to women and children throughout New Zealand.

The Bella Mama Team

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Jo Hogan is the founder of Bella Mama and highly trained massage therapist, infant massage instructor, yoga teacher and post natal doula.  Qualified in London, over the past 22 years Jo has trained and worked both in the UK and New Zealand, becoming an specialist in massage and yoga for pregnant and postnatal women as well as gaining qualifications in a wide range of therapies such as Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Aromatherapy.

Now Auckland based, Jo enjoys managing the busy Bella Mama Pregnancy Spa and Wellness Centre as well as teaching weekly Pregnancy and Mum & Baby Yoga classes as well as regular Massage in Pregnancy & Birth workshops for birth partners.  

Jo shares her love of Middle Eastern (or Belly) Dance with her pregnant students in her unique classes,  instructing them on how the traditional flowing movements as well as yoga stretches to help to prepare their bodies for a positive and empowering birth.

The launch of Bella Mama Pregnancy Spa and Wellness Centre in New Zealand sees the fulfillment of a long held dream for Jo; to create a space that nurtures and supports mothers, babies and their families during this important and special time of their lives.

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Since being pregnant and having children, Jenny's focus and expertise has shifted to pregnancy, post natal support, babies and children which she finds truly fulfilling. She has also realised the benefits of exercising, not only for the physical aspects but for the mental time out it creates for busy mothers and so has returned to her love of trail running.  She now uses her knowledge of sports nutrition to properly fuel, hydrate and replenish her body and many other thankful athletes.

She has a passion and enthusiasm for helping people and sharing her knowledge especially if it involves food!   A self confessed ‘geek’ she is always attending seminars to keep up with the latest developments and building upon her massage skills. Having experienced the sheer heaven of having Bella Mama massages (and Jo’s amazing pregnancy and post natal yoga) she jumped at the chance to join the wonderful team of truly inspiring women and hopes that your massage experience with her will leave you just blissed out as she felt when she herself enjoyed. You can also book Jenny for Naturopathy or Nutrition services.
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Raven Diprose thrives on a passion for Holistic Health, and is a highly trained and qualified Massage Therapist, Aromatherapist and Yoga Therapist. Raven trained at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies in Auckland, New Zealand and undertook additional training in reflexology, manual lymphatic drainage, holistic pulsing, ayurvedic massage and acupressure. 

Raven feels honoured to provide bodywork at Bella Mama and promises a soul-enriching experience that will leave you deeply nurtured and revitalized. Specializing in pre and post-natal care has directed Raven's enthusiasm for healing and celebrating life, specifically for women and their families. To share in a woman's journey, during pregnancy, birth or new motherhood, is an exquisite experience that Raven treasures. 
Gosia Goljan is a internationally (CIBTAC) qualified Beauty Therapist and Electrologist through Elite International Beauty College as well as a fully qualified massage therapist with a certificate in Aromatherapy.  Gosia came to New Zealand seven years ago from Poland and completed her studies.

Gosia has a keen interest in caring for people with musculoskeletal problems. With a flair for putting clients at ease and soothing their areas of concern, Gosia feels a great sense of accomplishment after helping clients achieve relief from ongoing muscle aches and pains from which they have previously struggled to find relief from.

Gosia is also passionate about the benefits of organic skincare during pregnancy. She ensures her clients leave feeling revitalised and uplifted.

Debs Lowther  is a British born New Zealand citizen and Mum to three grown-up boys, Simon, Jonathan and Hugh. Her early career was as an academic conference organiser in London, until her husband's career whisked the family away on a 20-year expatriate adventure, before arriving in NZ in 2007.
Debs has an enthusiastic interest in the wellness industry, and gained a Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage, from ITEC whilst living in Singapore in 2006.  She has also informally practised as a breast-feeding counsellor, following La Leche League principles whilst living in Malawi and the UAE, when her children were very young. 
Debs is a calm, friendly and supportive therapist and shows great empathy for pregnant and new mums.  She loves her role as a Bella Mama therapist and when not working, can usually be found on a tennis court!


Yumie Nagahashi is a bubbly and positive therapist who loves interacting with people. Originally from Japan, Yumie developed a real connection with the abundant nature and friendly people in New Zealand and after many years here feels right at home. She has always had a keen interest in massage and decided to enrol in massage training and change her career path. She has a Certificate in Relaxation Massage and is currently focussed on finishing her Diploma in Therapeutic Massage, both at Wellpark College, Auckland.

Yumie met Bella Mama’s Jo Hogan during her training and was inspired by her passion for massage specifically during and after pregnancy. She seized the opportunity to work as part of the Bella Mama team and loves sharing peaceful and positive energy during nurturing treatments. Yumie loves sharing her knowledge and skills and for her, the best thing is seeing a big smile from a client after a massage. It is a constant reminder of how much she loves what she does.

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About Us

Bella Mama® is New Zealand's leading specialist in pregnancy massage, caring for women and their families throughout pregnancy, birth and motherhood. Unlike many other clinics and spas, our fully qualified therapists have extensive training and expertise in this area. At Bella Mama we feel passionate about the benefits of positive nurturing touch. We also feel that during a woman's journey over this time she deserves to be nurtured, supported and celebrated. We feel privileged to care for our mamas throughout this special and unique time of change and discovery.  

We also support our clients with a range of specialist products, acupuncture, naturopathy and nutrition, as well as providing advice and tuition on the many benefits of massage, yoga and infant massage. More >>


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pf contact (09) 445-7591
pf location 165 Lake Road
Belmont, Auckland 0622


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