Prenatal Massage at BlueWater Day Spa Ortigas
I learned to appreciate going to spas with an inviting ambiance which offer great massages ever sinc...
I learned to appreciate going to spas with an inviting ambiance which offer great massages ever since I started working, a budding 20 something career woman. When I was single, other than shopping, I indulge myself in spa visits. I carried this habit until today and was even able to influence my husband to have regular massages as well (first time he went to a spa was with me!)
Now that I'm pregnant with my third baby and after having my OB's clearance, I wanted to try a prenatal massage which I wasn't able to experience during my first two pregnancies. Of course I wouldn't do this without my husband in tow. While searching for known spas for giving a good prenatal massage, BlueWater Day Spa came up on my list.
You'll be greeted with the spa's immaculately clean and hygienic ambiance upon entering the spa. From the reception to its lobby, a customer would know that they are serious about giving its customers a total experience of relaxation which will satisfy both body and mind.
INSIDE BLUEWATER DAY SPA
Women's and Men's massage areas are separate from each other. I was first led to Women's Locker Room where I could take a shower, get dressed using their provided robe and shorts, use the sauna (but since I'm pregnant, I'm prohibited to use it because it's unsafe).
|Blue lighted corridor going to the locker and massage rooms|
|18 lockers available for women guests|
|Shower rooms come with basic toiletries for use without charge|
|Preggy Mirror Selfie before my Prenatal Massage|
When I asked my OB if having a Prenatal massage is safe, she definitely said yes and agrees that a pregnant woman should have a massage. But she said to make sure to avail it from a known spa or establishment that offers this kind of massage. Choosing a trusted spa to perform a prenatal massage usually comes with a bit more premium price than regular spas. Personally, I wouldn't go for cheaper massages from unknown establishments because they might not be well-trained for this special kind of massage.
By the way, make sure you're on your 2nd-3rd trimester of pregnancy before you could indulge in a massage. Also be sure that you're cleared by your OB, you have no pregnancy complications or known high-risk pregnancy situation.
On to my massage now....I was asked by my therapist to lie on my side. A pillow was propped under my head for support and a large one placed in between my legs for a more comfortable position. An oil was used during the massage, so if you're sensitive to any, inform the therapist right away.
The therapist massaged my back, my neck, my head, my face, my arms and my legs using gentle pressure and large strokes. During a Prenatal massage, there are points that were avoided because if pressured too much, it may cause harm to the unborn baby or cause contractions. The pressure points that were avoided were: ankles, feet, hands, stomach, lower back and lower abdomen.
BlueWater Day Spa made me experience a relaxing prenatal massage, that I dozed off a few minutes before we finished my one-hour massage. The therapist was gentle and sure knows how to handle a pregnant woman well. After the massage, my sore muscles were relieved especially my upper back, my neck, and my legs making me feel lighter and body-ache-free.
BENEFITS OF PRENATAL MASSAGE
I read online that these are the benefits of having a Prenatal massage:
- Reduces stress and promotes overall wellness.
- Relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).
- Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints
- Encourages blood and lymph circulation
- Helps to relax nervous tension -- which aids in better sleep
- Helps relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes
OTHER SERVICES AND 2016 PRICE LIST:
BlueWater Day Spa Ortigas offers Body Treatments, Facial Treatments, Hand & Foot Treatments, Machine Treatments, Photo Theraphy Flash (IPL), Waxing, Wart Removal, Body Scrubs, and Spa Packages. Here are their 2016 prices of their services:
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