Any woman who has ever been pregnant can agree with me: you don’t have to have a show on TLC in order to have a stressful and demanding lifestyle. Currently juggling the “Terrible Twos” of my first child, a marriage, a nine-to-five job, a dog, AND a pregnancy; I am just one of the many other women out there who can’t seem to find enough time to treat herself.
Don’t get me wrong, motherhood is a wonderful thing, I’m just saying a massage would be pretty wonderful at this time, too. As a matter of fact, I discovered the art of the prenatal massage during my first pregnancy, and right here in Ottawa. I had read some articles about prenatal massages before, but when I found out there were certified professionals in my region; I arranged an appointment. I mean, if I can’t go in the hot tub—I might as well indulge in other simple pleasures, right?
Although I’m eager to experience it, as a concerned mother-to-be, I educated myself on the subject before trying it. Thus, I learned about all the benefits, which ranged from relieving insomnia to alleviating pains and discomforts. One must agree, carrying this extra weight all the time really does not get easier by the trimester. So I gave it a try, and loved it. That is to say, after my first session (at 13 weeks), I wish I had found out sooner that there were prenatal massages in Ottawa.
Moreover, the prenatal massage therapists in Ottawa are paid to make you feel at ease and to assure the well-being of you and your baby, so you have nothing to worry about. The massages relax and energize me.
Even better, my therapist even gives me foot rubs; something my husband doesn’t do quite as often as I would like. Interesting fact you should be aware of if you are planning on receiving Ottawa’s fine prenatal massages: there are pressure points in certain areas of your body (such as the top of your feet or even your hands) that can stimulate contractions. Therefore, it is important to be treated by a certified therapist specialised in prenatal massages who will be fully aware of these when giving you a massage.
All in all, I’m happy to have discovered prenatal massages in Ottawa. It has given me the comfort and relaxation I need while going through this beautiful, yet trying time on my body. Needless to say, I firmly believe any pregnant woman deserves this special treatment.