As promised, I wanted to give you the details on the prenatal massage I received before my awesome Mermaid Treatment. This momma to be was in desperate need of a massage! Between the back pain, hip aches, and leg spasms I felt like my body was falling apart! And without being able to pop an Advil or even use a heating pad (per the doc) a massage was just the thing I needed.
As with my other trips to the Eau Spa, I got to go into one of their super soothing treatment rooms. There you can select what type of mood and music you want while you get pampered so I went with Pause. The lavender lighting and soft music and nature sounds was just what I needed to help alleviate all the stress and anxiety I’ve been feeling lately. Instead of the normal massage table that I’m used to, this one has the coolest and comfiest body pillow I have ever laid on. Let me tell you, my saving grace this past 7 months has been the body pillow I bought from Target and this one was ah-mazing! It gives me fluffiness and comfort from my ankles, up and around my back and neck, all the way down my belly and opposite leg. I seriously asked my therapist if I could take this home with me!
After taking in a few whiffs of the lavender massage oil, my massage therapist went to work as I laid on my side like a preggo girl should. She concentrated on my back and shoulder blades which have been giving me the most trouble, being gentle but firm as she worked out the knots and strained muscles. After she was done with each section, she would wipe it down with a nice, hot towel.
Can I just pause and say how awesome hot towels are?
Okay, anyway during the 90 minute massage I had everything worked out from the top of my neck to the soles of my feet. The only time I was a bit uncomfortable was when I had to lay on a back for a moment to get my neck and shoulders massaged. Other than that, the time went by too fast! I could’ve taken a wonderful nap on that table. I felt like I had my body back, my limbs the most limber and relaxed than it had been since I’ve been pregnant. I was able to move around much more easily, making my trip down the beach a lot easier to make.
When was the last time you had massage? Where did you go?
Photo courtesy of: Ritz Carlton
FTC Disclosure: Massage mentioned in this review was received as a complimentary treatment.
Posted by MJ on July 11, 2012
OMG, there's a munchkin in there!
Yeah, I sometimes cannot believe I’m going to be a mom either! These past three months have been absolutely crazy and this was the reason I’ve been kinda MIA in blog land. The first trimester is no joke and morning sickness isn’t even the half. Between the crazy waves of fatigue,the hormonal emotional roller coaster, and my body expanding in ways I didn’t think were humanly possible, keeping up with the blog has been a bit of a challenge. No matter how much reading you do, there isn’t anything that can prepare you for all the physical and mental changes this exciting time in your life. There were times where I didn’t feel like blogging, every word looking like poo poo on the screen. When I wanted to do a beauty post, my face would conveniently break out, taking weeks to clear up. Then I thought, “How in the world can I achieve the goals that I set for this blog while working full time and being a mom?” Sure there are plenty of mommy bloggers who have awesome blogs and do a great job everyday but the question was: Could I do it? Those were just some of things I wrestled with and in the end I’ve come to the conclusion that I just don’t know and I’m not going to stress about it. Three years ago I didn’t think I could even send a tweet let alone blog but when I took it day by day, I learned so much and accomplished more than I hoped for. So with juggling motherhood and blogging, I’m going to take it day by day and it will work itself out!
As for the blog now, I don’t plan on turning this into a mommy blog though my outfit posts will be affected (for obvious reasons!). Slowly but surely I’m trying to get my head back into the blogging game because I still love it and miss you guys terribly! I also need it more than ever to distract me from the constant worrying I’ve been doing lately. I will say though that from now until the munchkin comes (and probably after!) I am completely open to having guest bloggers come on over and share their beauty and fashion with you guys. So if you’re a blogger and want to be a guest, please feel free to email me at Margaret (at) getfiercestyle (dot) com. I welcome with you with open arms ( and a growing belly!)
Posted by MJ on April 4, 2012