One year ago at this time, I was in the second trimester of my first pregnancy. As pregnancies go, I didn’t have it too bad. I was still able to work, work out, walk the dog, and still be a fairly emotionally stable member of society. Throughout my pregnancy I continued to receive regular massage from several local massage therapists and this was a piece of the puzzle to hold myself together.
A happy mother is a happy baby. Fetuses are able to sense stress levels of the mother and the nervous system of the mother is imprinted on the growing baby. Prenatal massage is one way to keep mama relaxed and feeling good. Additionally, prenatal massage can help with the increasing discomforts of pregnancy such as sciatic pain, edema, back pain, and neck pain.
As I have returned from maternity leave, I have had an increased interest in pregnancy and post-natal healing which has lead me to pursue a certification in prenatal massage. Combining my 8 years of massage therapy practice, my own pregnancy, birth, and post-natal experience, and my recent certification in prenatal massage, I am happy to work with pregnant women in the Bloomington community. I look forward to hearing from you!