Last week I told you how frumpy I was feeling. A change in hair is always something that gives me a little boost but one of the best things that I do for MYSELF is getting regular massages. I've been going to Lynn Barnett in Forrest for several years. Most of the time I make my appointments 5 weeks apart but when I'm pregnant I step it up to every 3 weeks. I first started seeing her as a recommendation from my neurologist and it was the best thing I ever did! I can tell about a week before my appointment that it is time to go again and it has made me much more aware of my body and whats going on - knowing what massage does for me.
And its a lifesaver while I'm pregnant. Not only does it help with my headaches but also with backpain. Chatting with Lynn for an hour is an added bonus. When I went last week I used the "belly pillow" for the first time this pregnancy and it felt WONDERFUL to be able to lay on my tummy. I also love when she massages my belly - it really used to get Asher going! When I left her house I grabbed a couple of pamplets on prenatal massage so I could give you more information than just my opinion :)
Benefits of Massage During Pregnancy - relieves:
Lower back pain
Swelling of hands and feet
Now this also recommended that you recieve a massage once a week during the second trimester and twice a week during the third. I think thats a little overkill - every 3 weeks seems to work well for me. So whether you are pregnant or not I think its something that everyone should do to take a little time for themselves.
Hi, I'm Tess. I've been married to Dustin for 5 years and we have a 3 year old son named Asher and our Little Guy Adler arrived in May 2012. I'm a working Mommy who loves to spend all her free time with her little man. I love to read and have a new found passion for photography. In my spare time I like to blog about our lives - you never know whats going to happen around here!