Monday, July 30, 2007

Pre-Natal Massage

A few questions for you:
  1. Are you pregnant?
  2. Do you like massages?
  3. Do you have a school of massage near you?
If your answer the above was YES! to all three, then you, my friend, can get free pre-natal massages if you're willing to be a massage student's dummy. Or whatever the term they use for the person they practice on is! My friend A. is a massage therapist and is coming out in a couple of weeks for a pre-natal massage training class and I get to be her guinea pig. The school, however, thought I'd signed up for this past weekend, so they asked if I'd like to come for both sessions. I, of course, said yes.

Your experience may vary wildly depending on the skill of the student, but it's probably a pretty good guess that by the time they are unleashing the students on pregnant women they have some level of knowledge and/or skill under their belts. My student was great! I even started falling asleep.

I walked into the school, checked in and then got picked out of the pack by my student. I felt like a very large puppy. I'll take the one with the extra round tummy! She looks playful! Then we were walked into a very large room, with 16 massage beds in it, eight on either side of the room. We undressed behind the sheet held up by our students and then, with the generously sized sheet wrapped around our gravid selves, stepped up onto the table with the assistance of a step stool. Trust me, there ain't no "hopping" up onto beds happening around these here parts! Then I got stuffed full of pillows and wedges and we chatted and I got massaged. Considered the room was filled with women (and one male student), it was relatively quiet in there. Low lights and new age-y music of the type one gets while getting a massage or walking through a Nature Store.

It was great!

I still think that once you're done they should wheel you into a separate napping room to let you sleep off the lethargy that massage brings. Ahh!


Anonymous said...

Glad to know that I am swamping you with massage opportunities. If I'd been thinking, I would have suggested this once I first found out you were knocked up, ahem, I mean happily expecting your second and third children. Think of all the free massages you could have gotten!


Woman with a Hatchet said...

Thanks A!

The mind boggles at the sheer # of massages I could have gotten! I'm happy with my 3, though.

Mille grazie!

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