Frequently  Asked Questions 

Q. Is Acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture has been repeatedly shown to be an extremely safe therapy when performed by registered acupuncture professionals. As with any other form of treatment, there are a few adverse effects that can occur – however, in order to minimize any risk, your acupuncturist is fully qualified and registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA).

Q. Does Acupuncture hurt?

Not at all. Most people find acupuncture treatments incredibly relaxing and many of our patients fall asleep during the treatment. We see a lot of needle-phobic patients and to date every single one of them has been surprised at how gentle, relaxing, and calming the treatment is. Gentle sensations during the treatment are not uncommon and totally normal. We try our best to make sure you’re 100% comfortable during the entire course of your treatment.

Q How long are needles left for?

On an average treatment, the needles will only be left in for 20 to 30 minutes.

Q. What do I need to know about my acupuncture treatments?

In the clinic, your Acupuncturist provides acupuncture and several other traditional therapies associated with Chinese medicine for health, wellness, and relaxation.

Q Do you have health fund facilities? 

Private Health Fund rebates are available – we request you claim directly with your health fund following the appointment. 

Q What about parking?

Our location has ample, onsite parking and free street parking nearby.

Our Cancellation & Rescheduling Policy

We understand that there are times when you will need to cancel and/or reschedule your appointment, and we are pleased to accommodate your needs. However, due to the increasing demand for our services, it is our policy that all cancellations and/or rescheduled appointments take place 24 hours prior to the date of your originally scheduled appointment.  If you are unable to fulfil these requirements or you miss a booked appointment, you will be charged full fee. By booking in and complying with our policy, you are acknowledging your commitment to improving your health and wellbeing, and showing respect to your healthcare provider for their time and effort.

Q. What is Fertility Massage? 
Womb & Fertility Massage (WFM) is for women of all ages created using a beautiful blend of modalities seamlessly brought together to offer a sublime experience. The modality includes massage over the sacrum, womb, ovaries, and abdomen, womb blessing, wrapping with rebozos and more. Some are called to receive this kind of holistic care to assist in digestive health, to feel honored and blessed as a woman, for general womb health and others have specific issues to address such as painful periods or maybe to nourish and enhance a fertility journey.

This modality is for the body, mind, and soul. As well as assisting womb health and function the treatment is very stabilizing for the nervous system, through safe and nurturing touch, Womb Blessing, wrapping with prayers in Rebozos, and balancing Vagus nerve tone via abdominal massage. For the Womb, being massaged in this specific and caring way can help her shimmy into her most optimal position in the pelvic bowl, increasing vitality and function. There are many physical and emotional benefits of receiving this luscious modality. Each session is adapted to your health needs which will be discussed during your initial consultation. A treatment plan will be advised by your practitioner.

Q.When to have a Fertility Massage? 

  • If you are trying to conceive naturally….the ideal time to have a fertility massage is the end of menses to ovulation. This is commonly from day 7 to day 14 of your cycle.

  • If you are undergoing fertility assistance..with IUI the ideal time for fertility massage is from menses to ovulation & insemination.

with IVF then the ideal time for fertility massage is from suppression of your cycle to embryo transfer is recommended, as long as no tenderness is felt.

Q.What if I am not wanting Fertility massage?

This unique therapy seeks to re-awaken a woman to all aspects of herself and bring a re-connection to her body, particularly her womb space.


The more common complaints addressed by this technique include:

  • Painful or irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation

  • Bladder or yeast infections

  • Miscarriages or difficult pregnancies

  • Pre-menopause or menopause symptoms

  • Fertility problems

  • PMS/Depression prior to menstruation

  • Ovarian and breast cysts

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding

  • Fibroids

  • Migraines


  • Sexual trauma

  • Miscarriages/stillbirths

  • Stress

  • Held in emotions

  • Childhood traumas

  • Maternal problems


  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea 

  • IBS

  • Bloating

  • Stomach cramps



Q.Who offers Fertility Massage at Womb to World? 

Dr. Angela Marshall (BHSc)
Acupuncturist & Chinese medicine practitioner,
Fertility & Womb massage therapist,

 Hypno-birthing instructor

Dr. Rachel Fitzpatrick (BHSc)
Acupuncturist & Chinese medicine practitioner,
Fertility & Womb massage therapist

Dr. Shuen Kramer (BHSc)
Acupuncturist & Chinese medicine practitioner,
Fertility & Womb massage therapist

Tamsin Hodge
Fertility & Womb massage therapist,
Feminine Embodiment facilitator