Prenatal Massage Hits all the Right Notes
While I was pregnant, getting my prenatal massage at SOMA was the only hour that I felt close to my pre-pregnancy body. SOMA has a stack of special cushions that will get higher and higher as you progress in your pregnancy (you may feel a bit like the princess and her pea when climbing on top of the mountain of pillows). Say goodbye to getting massaged on your side, which never seems to work as well as getting a massage while on your belly.
Since a good portion of their clientele is pregnant, the registered massage therapists are especially attuned to what a pregnant woman needs and can focus on areas of the body that work harder during pregnancy. And towards your due date, they can even stimulate areas that can help bring on labour. Talk about a full-service prenatal massage!
Bring Baby With You
And after you give birth, you can bring your baby to your sessions since it might be tricky to find someone to watch your newborn. They even put on more suitable music that would help my daughter sleep better during my treatment.
I especially love how they know how a post-natal body recovers after labour, including muscles that get used more while breastfeeding and carrying around a baby.
But don’t think you need to be pregnant to go to SOMA. Plenty of their clientele, which also includes men, aren’t.
A 60-minute session costs $100, including HST.
Be sure to stop in at Taste before you leave for some yummy sandwiches, soups and salads. They also have a terrific selection of baked goods, including “energy balls”, as well as carry Salt Spring Coffee. The kale, chorizo and chipotle soup (about $5) was perfect on the sunny autumn day of my visit.
1529 West 6th Avenue, Suite 303, Vancouver
www.somastudio.net | 604-738-1502