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Week 32 & 33: a perfect prenatal massage

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The weather has been gorgeous, and all I want to do is walk around outside… the problem is that my walks now last for about an hour, at which point I need to sit down. The baby is getting heavier by the day, and the pressure on my pelvic area is not so enjoyable. I actually bought one of those belly support belts at Eugene Club, after another mum-to-be said it worked wonders; so far it hasn’t done the trick for me, but I’ll still give it another chance.

I was left with another option to cure my aches and pains… a prenatal massage. Now for those of you who don’t know me, I hate massages. I always walk out of them feeling more tense than before I started! I’ve tried all types of massages – ones that left me black and blue the next day, ones that left me staring at my watch, counting down the minutes until the torture was over, and ones that simply hurt so bad I had to say stop.

When I booked my massage, I knew I was going to be in the capable hands of Kathy Kitzis, my doula, and remedial massage therapist. Word around town is that Kathy is one of the best when it comes to prenatal massage, because she will provide you with the service you want and is trained and capable of going safely deep into the tissue.

With the knowledge that my body is super-sensitive to the touch, I requested a light massage and I must say, Kathy’s hands worked their magic on me. For the first time in my life, I stood up from the table feeling relief from my aches instead of relief that the massage was over! I couldn’t believe an entire hour had passed, and I had actually enjoyed myself! The real test, however, would be how I felt the following day.

The next morning, I woke up without the Charlie horse feeling or the bruises that I usually get the day after a massage. Kathy has given me an entirely new perspective on prenatal massage. I have a feeling I might just become a regular during the next few weeks leading up to baby’s arrival!

To book a massage with Kathy, please send an email to [email protected] or call 6340 4687. Kathy’s office is located in Room 202, Ivy House, 18-20 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong.

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